Archive for the 'Contemporary Dance' Category

09
Aug
10

ZOË KEATING & APEX DANCE COLLABORATION A STUNNING SUCCESS

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 end result was a show that is sensually stunning. We received an almost immediate standing ovation from a Tuesday night audience that packed Chautauqua auditorium. We also had some amazing artists working behind the scenes to record the process. Dennis St. John at Veria Technologies Inc and Adam Tyler at Spin Echo Industries filmed the process from beginning to end with video clips and a full documentary of the creation of the show which will be coming out soon! Here is a sneak peek filmed at dress rehearsal.

The reviews for the show were glowing and you can read them by clicking on the links below.

Culture Mob by Chrysta Brown

World Dance Reviews by Donald K. Atwood

Denver Post by Sabine Kortals

The Ruckus by Tiffiny Kallina

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02
Jun
10

Sneak Peek

Here is a sample of new movement for our upcoming show August 3 with Zoe Keating at the Colorado Music Festival. Visit our website for ticket information.

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02
Jun
10

Excitement Builds

Lynne Bruning joined Apex Dance in the studio for the first time yesterday, bringing her amazing designs and ideas into our world. What an incredible performance is being built with so many talented artists. Check out Lynne’s blog post about the event at her blog The Twisted Warp.

11
May
10

Summer Dance Workshops

Photo by Bruce Norman

Do you want to continue your dance training over the summer but can’t afford the travel and housing costs associated with out of town workshops?

We have just what you are looking for! Apex is holding our first summer dance workshop right here in Colorado. This is an amazing week of classes in 3 different styles of dance – ballet, jazz, and modern. These classes will be taught by Apex’s artistic directors Heidi Nichter and David Reuille.

We are extremely excited about this program and hope that you will be able to join us. During this week-long program not only will student work in-depth on three different dance techniques,  they will also learn repertory choreography for a final performance on the last day of this intensive.

This summer, Apex’s professional dance company will be performing with cellist Zoe Keating in an amazing collaboration. more details
Students at the workshop will be part of Artistic Director David Reuille’s initial creative process for this show. This is a unique and amazing experience! Students will participate in the creative process and be part of movement phrases as they are developed and adapted for the professional company.

We are excited for you join us and be part of our creative process!

Please visit the link below to begin your registry:

REGISTER NOW!

27
Oct
09

Telling a Story Through Dance (or not)

Decisions

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 story, as songs don’t always have to have lyrics. There’s no right or wrong way to perform, just two very different results. In this article, we’ll check out Continue reading ‘Telling a Story Through Dance (or not)’

22
Oct
09

Katherine Dunham

Katherine Dunham

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. Dunham’s work changed the scene for black dance, and influenced dancers of all colors.

In this article, you’ll learn more about Continue reading ‘Katherine Dunham’

20
Oct
09

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who came out to see The Jungle Book and Strive over the weekend! The show ended up being a huge success and we sold more tickets than any of our past shows!

Stay tuned for Imagine: Dancing Beyond the Edge of Technology, our next performance in March at the Lakewood Cultural Center. It will be a fusion of dance with technology and visual effects that you won’t wanna miss!




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