Events & Programs
Chance to Dance
Chance to Dance
McNichols Civic Center Building
Saturday, November 5, 2016
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Denver Arts & Venues and Bringing Back the Arts (BBTA) - an organization founded by the First Lady of Denver, Mary Louise Lee - are pleased to host Chance to Dance 2016. In its fourth year, this free, all-day event celebrates dance as an art form and occurs on the first Saturday of Denver Arts Week, Denver's city-wide celebration of art and culture.
The day offers professional dance workshops (beginner and intermediate level - open to anyone regardless of age or ability) that the public can register for and attend for free. View the class descriptions and sign up for workshops.
Over lunch, please join us for a free performance from the Hannah Kahn Dance Company. Please RSVP for lunch.
The Hannah Kahn Dance Company, one of Denver’s finest professional modern dance troupes has been sharing its passion for dance with the Denver community since 1988. Kahn’s choreography has been called “invigorating”, “virtuosic”, “liquid and lyrical”, and “superb”.
The free performance at the McNichols Building on November 5 includes a wide range of movement and music styles. There is an exuberant quintet set to Eastern European folk music, a fluid dance based on partnering set to a wistful Irish tune, a humorous and playful duet set to a song by 20th century jazz giant Louis Armstrong, a passionate duet accompanied by a familiar aria from Bizet’s opera Carmen, and a spirited group work – Fruition – which celebrates the joys of dancing together.
Kahn will lead the program, providing insights into the choreography and involving the audience in discussion and even some participation for those who are interested! This will be a great chance to see this professional dance company, up close and personal – and free!