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 performance event information to the Community Calendar and indicate your request for coverage in your calendar submission form. Presenting Denver is offering coverage for virtual performances at this time due to COVID-19. Please note our submission processes listed at the bottom of this page.

  • Photo by David Andrews. Courtesy of Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet.

    Serious and Solo

    The evening before 2020’s Valentine’s Day, Robert Sher-Macherndl of Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet performed a love letter to ballet,…

  • Photo by Bridget Heddens. Courtesy of Cindy Brandle.

    Movement Expands Cultural Dialogue

    In Cindy Brandle Dance Company’s (CBDC) new work, From the Ashes, bodies  glide, jump, and reach into the sociopolitical conversation…

  • Photo by David Andrews. Courtesy of Hannah Kahn Dance Company.

    Beck and Call

    On Saturday, January 11, 2020, Hannah Kahn Dance Company (HKDC) took over The Studio Loft at the Ellie Caulkins Theater…

  • Photo by Chuck Fryberger. Courtesy of AscenDance Project.

    Blurring Lines that Divide

    No ropes, no silks, and no wires existed, yet the dancers of AscenDance Project were suspended in the air. The…

  • Photo by Heather Gray. Courtesy of jk-co.

    A Female Perspective

    On Saturday, September 7, 2019, six female dancers and choreographers from across the country—Denver, Houston, Miami, and New York—came together…

  • Photo by Miranda Fan. Courtesy of Nosilla Dance Project.

    Unraveled with Nosilla

    Nosilla Dance Project performed its latest work, Unraveled, for several weekends as part of the Boulder Fringe Festival. On August…

  • Photo by Chris Winslow Fort Collins Public Media. Courtesy of LunAseas.

    A Lunar Escapade

    LuneAseas, formerly known as 6Degrees Collaborative, transformed the McNichols Building into a cosmic dreamland for a one-night-only performance of “Le…

  • BRIAH Danse

    On June 9, 2019 BRIAH Danse shared a raw, intimate preview of its upcoming (June 14-16, also at the Dairy…

  • Triangle in a Cube

    Lemon Sponge Cake Ballet creates a four-dimensional matryoshka doll with the May 23rd world premiere of Juliet, performing inside a…

  • Photo by Jay Marx Photography. Courtesy of ethereum dance co.

    Garden of Creation

    Inspired by the word ether meaning “the fifth element; ‘the space between’ that connects all things,” ethereum dance co. aims…

  • Photo by Kalen Jesse Photography. Courtesy of Maureen Breeze Dance Theater.

    A Bird Told Me

    What is part dance, part theater, part video, part Cirque du Soleil, and part contemporary allegory? Maureen Breeze Dance Theater’s…

  • Image by Heidi Wagner courtesy of Evolving Doors Dance

    On Mending

    Upon entering the black box theatre at the People’s Building in Aurora for Evolving Doors Dance’s A Rip in the…

  • Photo by Samantha Burch. Courtesy of Esmé Dance Company.

    Ray of Hope

    The Curse by Esmé Dance Company, performed at Cleo Parker Robinson Performing Arts Complex on Sunday, March 3, 2019, combines…

  • Artists of Colorado Ballet and Cleo Parker Robinson Dance by Mike Watson. Courtesy of Colorado Ballet.

    The Power of Three

    The performance of Tour de Force was a powerful, artistic showcase of three prominent Denver dance companies:  Colorado Ballet, Cleo…

  • Photo by Christopher Duggan. BODYTRAFFIC

    Classic Made New

    The Lakewood Cultural Center hosted LA-based contemporary dance company BODYTRAFFIC on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The curtain rose on a…

  • Artists of Colorado Ballet by Mike Watson. Image courtesy of Colorado Ballet.

    Wizard of Oz

    As the theatre of the Ellie Caulkins Opera House filled with guests of Colorado Ballet on the evening of February…

  • Photo by Stan Obert. Courtesy of Nu-World Contemporary Danse Theatre.

    Emotions Run High

    With a tagline like “Connecting to the power within,” it’s no wonder that Nu-World Contemporary Danse Theatre creates deeply emotional…

  • T2 Dance Project. Photo by Jamie Kraus Photography. Courtesy of T2 Dance Project

    Versatility Dance Festival

    The Versatility Dance Festival made its premier in Colorado at Boulder’s Dairy Arts Center on January 12th. The festival was…

  • Photo by David Andrews. Courtesy of Hannah Kahn Dance Company.

    Hannah Kahn’s Closing In

    After seeing Hannah Kahn Dance Company’s shows over the years, there are things I’ve come to expect: lyrical movement, athletic…

  • Photo by Miranda Fan. Courtesy of Nosilla Dance Project.

    Life in a Day

    Who knew chores could be so…entertaining? Alli Jones and the Nosilla Dance Project certainly seem to think so! A real-life…

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Submission Process: Due to high demand, Presenting Denver will no longer be accepting press releases from organizations or individuals seeking professional dance performance or special story coverage from The Commentary Corner. To be considered, please contact Presenting Denver by submitting your professional dance performance event to the Community Calendar and indicate your request for coverage in your calendar submission. After consideration, Presenting Denver will reach out to selected individuals or organizations. We require 4-6 weeks notice prior to all professional dance performances. If selected, Presenting Denver requests 2 comp tickets for an Ambassador Writer’s attendance and 1-3 images with photo credits provided prior to your professional dance performance. The lead image for the article must be formatted as 600 x 400. Some articles may require in-person or phone interviews. Those will be coordinated on a case-by-case basis.

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