The Commentary Corner

When it comes to dance commentary, Presenting Denver is in the know. The Commentary Corner gives you the 411 on the 303, for your local dance scene.

If you are seeking written performance coverage on The Commentary Corner from a Presenting Denver Ambassador Writer, please submit your upcoming professional dance concert event information to the Community Calendar and indicate your request for coverage in your calendar submission form. Please note our submission processes listed at the bottom of this page.

  • Photo by Peter Strand. Image courtesy of Zikr Dance Ensemble.

    Seeing the Ancient Anew

    Zikr Dance investigates the sacred movement of ancient world cultures through a multi-faceted contemporary lens as dynamic and fluid as…

  • Four Seasons in One Night

    For a brand new ballet company, Ballet5280 sets a lofty goal to change the centuries-old notions of the “ideal” ballerina…

  • Growing, a passion for dance

    Davis Contemporary Dance Company (Davis Dance) performed A Summer Night of Dance at the Elaine Wolf Theatre, a quaint local…

  • Photo by Stan Obert. Image courtesy of Cleo Parker Robinson Dance.

    Classic love tales reimagined

    Among the themes that make humanity what it is, passion and vengeance are arguably the most poignant.  Cleo Parker Robinson’s…

  • Photo by Heather Gray. Image courtesy of 3rd Law Dance/Theater

    FRUITFUL CROSS-POLLINATION

    Unafraid to take risks and experiment, the company of 3rd Law Dance/Theater is full of accomplished dancers, yet it presents…

  • Photo by Patrick Mueller (studio shot). Image courtesy of Control Group Productions.

    Setting Fires in the Dark

    Control Group Production’s Setting Fires: dances made to be viewed in the dark was an evening of performance art that…

  • Divisions | Flobots and Wonderbound | www.amandatipton.com Photo by Amanda Tipton. Image courtesy of Wonderbound.

    Rattle the cage

    I wanna speak less because I am choosing to see. See the diversity, the spectacle, the candor, madness and grace…

  • Black Grace. Photo courtesy of Newman Center Presents

    Ardor and Sweat

    To a nearly sold out audience, Black Grace commanded The Robert and Judi Newman Center on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.…

  • Nutrition tips for an active dancer

    Nutrition is often a tricky subject to broach. Every body has different needs,  likes and taste palettes.  A balanced diet…

  • All finalists receive performance awards that can be used to further their dance education. Here, the top three winners in Category II (ages 12-13) receive their awards. At center is Lydia Foley, winner of the 1st Place Award in her age category and the David Parvin Award for Outstanding Young Artist. Photo: Kathy Wells.

    Ballet Students Shine at Local Competition

    “The best thing for a young ballet student to do is search for your own excellence and never stop searching.…

  • Photo by Francisco Estevez. Image courtesy of Cindy Brandle Dance Company.

    What’s Beneath

    Viewers of Revealed, the new work by Cindy Brandle Dance Company, first see seated dancers’ backs as they and we…

  • Image courtesy of Newman Center Presents.

    Eleven Dancers Dancing

    The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet put on an exquisite, diverse performance on January 25, 2017, at the Newman Center for…

  • Photo by Charles Schinner for Gods and Monsters: An Odyssey. Image courtesy of 6Degrees Collaborative.

    Of Monsters and Men

    At its heart ambitious and earnest, 6Degrees Collaborative’s Gods and Monsters: An Odyssey at The Bug Theatre pulls inspiration from…

  • Different is Good

    The Boulder Ballet performs three contemporary world premieres at the Dairy Arts Center February 17, 18 and 19, 2017. The…

  • A Dangerous Liaison

    Wonderbound presents A Dangerous Liaison!  Sill-Terhar Motors sponsors the production, which runs February 10-19, 2017 at the Pinnacle Performing Arts…

  • In the Land of the Sweets

    The Friday, December 23, 2016 matinee of the Denver Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker at the Newman Center of the Performing Arts…

  • Dana Benton and Artists of Colorado Ballet - The Nutcracker - By Mike Watson. Image courtesy of Colorado Ballet.

    Colorado Ballet Holiday Magic

    When it comes to The Nutcracker ballet, Colorado Ballet always does it right! This year’s 56th annual presentation of the…

  • An Ode to the Sea

    3rd Law Dance/Theatre, a Boulder-based company known for its innovative use of technology and theatrical integrations, transforms motion into poetry…

  • Colorado Ballet’s Maria Mosina

    RETIRES AFTER TWENTY YEARS I met Maria in a conference room on the second floor of the Colorado Ballet building.…

  • Photo by Sutton Anker.

    Muscular Strength for Dancers

    WHAT IS IT, WHY DO YOU NEED IT, AND HOW DO YOU ACHIEVE IT? There are several components to physical…

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