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The DAM Studios - Dance Art Media
3265 S Wadsworth Blvd, Unit H, Bldg 2, Lakewood, Colorado 80227
As part of the 2018 Presenting Denver Dance Festival, we invite you to take part in our Master Class and Preview Performance Series with the main stage artists — Hannah Kahn Dance Company and Helanius J. Wilkins. View our website at presentingdenver.org/master-class-and-preview-performance-series/
to learn about the master classes offered.
More of a spectator? Register for a sneak peek of the world premieres created by the main stage festival artists Hannah Kahn Dance Company and Helanius J. Wilkins. These informal studio presentations will be followed by a short audience Q/A with the artists led by Joan Brown, Presenting Denver Dance Festival Committee member and past Board president of the Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library. Be sure to stick around for small bites and light refreshments catered by Perspective Gourmet after the presentation.
Registration closes 1 week prior to the event date. Space is limited, register now!
What: Master Class with Helanius J. Wilkins
Class Type: Contemporary
Class Level: Advanced
Class Age: Pre-professional to professional
Class Description: Framework, an evolving practice developed by Helanius J. Wilkins, is a rigorous practice that transforms technique class into a laboratory for examining, exploring, and discovering bodily movements in real time. Informed by architectural concepts, the joy of daring dance is experienced through the activity of framing and re-framing structures where individual and collective discoveries are made. Framework, as a movement technique, is a viscerally charged ongoing practice, resembling a ritual that employs recovery through activity. Specific design, time, and effort modules are built resulting in choreographic phrases and expressions.
Cost: $15 per class. Ticket required.
What: Master Class with Hannah Kahn
Class Type: Modern
Class Level: Intermediate
Class Age: 15 years and older
Class Description: Hannah Kahn is a master teacher of modern dance technique. Her class begins with a floor barre, then progresses to upper body work and moves to the barre. A warm up combination follows preparing the class for the main combination which is drawn from Hannah Kahn’s repertory. The main influences on Kahn’s teaching are Jose Limon technique (Sally Stackhouse, Betty Jones, Jennifer Muller); ballet (Zena Rommett, Maggie Black): and in a more indirect way, the techniques of Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham and Paul Sanasardo.
Cost: $15 per class. Ticket required.
What: Preview Performance with Hannah Kahn Dance Company and Helanius J. Wilkins
Cost: Free. Registration required.
*Additional ticketing fees may apply. Space is limited and is available on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets for master classes and registration for the preview performances are required prior to the event date. Instructors, class type, locations, artists, programs, and information is subject to change.
TERMS & CONDITIONS: Presenting Denver and The University of Denver are not responsible for any injuries sustained in the event. The participants are aware of the risk involved in any physical sport or activity during or resulting from this event. By attending, registering, or purchasing a ticket for the event, the participant understands the rules and regulations of the event and agrees to the use of any photographic or videographic images for Presenting Denver's or The University of Denver’s publicity purposes.
Presenting Denver Dance Festival is co-presented by Presenting Denver and The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts.
Our Sponsors: Kayne Anderson Energy Funds, L. Roger and Meredith Hutson, Noble Energy, MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation, and U.S. Bank.
Preview Performance Reception Sponsor: Perspective Gourmet
Master Class Venue Sponsors: Colorado Conservatory of Dance, Mercury Academy of Dance, and The D.A.M. Studios — Dance Art Media.
Photo by Jamie Kraus Photograhy.