Apex Contemporary Dance Theatre Presents: Mind To Body April 2, 2011 3:00pm Performing Arts Complex at PCS 1001 W. 84th Avenue, Denver CO 80260 $22 Adults & $18 Students Go to ApexDance.org to purchase tickets today!!
A great thanks to all who helped to put the show together. This was one of those dream come true moments for me as an artist. To collaborate with so many amazing people: avante garde cellist Zoë Keating, textile enchantress Lynne Bruning, and the amazing dancers at Apex created an energy that is hard to express. The [...]
Earlier, we looked at the differences between ballet and modern dance. One of those main differences—whether or not the performance tells a story—can confuse some people. This brings us to one common phrase uttered by the virgin dance audience: “I have no idea what’s going on right now.” Dance doesn’t always have to tell a [...]
Hailed by critics as the “Matriarch and Queen Mother of Black Dance,” Katherine Dunham started the first permanent, self-subsidized American black dance troupe and established black modern dance as an art form in its own right. “Before Katherine Dunham, the only kind of black dance was tap,” said dancer Alvin Ailey in a 1988 interview. [...]
At Apex, we love Martha Graham! A contemporary dance program in Bloomington, Indiana just got a grant to re stage Graham’s “Panorama” created in 1935. Sandra Kaufmann, a student of Graham’s will coordinate the re staging event, which will include a modern dance film series, lectures and classes centered on Graham and her life’s work. [...]
Where do choreographers come up with those sick moves? Many dancers look to dance improvisation, moves that aren’t choreographed ahead of time. Does that mean dancers are just making stuff up as they go, kind of like what Uncle Steve does at wedding receptions after a few scotch on the rocks? Not that kind of [...]