April 29 is a day to celebrate the art of dance. Here at the Denver Art Museum we're getting ready to swing, shuffle, and shimmy our way into summer.
Artist Demos & Performances
- Starting June 4, join us for demonstrations (Saturdays and Sundays, noon-3 pm) in the Movement Studio with such artists as David Ocelotl Garcia, Corrina Espinosa, Laura Krudener, and Stacey Steers.
- During Free First Saturdays on July 2 and August 6, the DAM will host performances on the plaza with a wide variety of dance groups including Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Flamenco Denver, Kate Speer Dance, Zaheerah Belly Dance, Tap Dance Denver, and more.
Dance-Related Exhibitions at the DAM
- Grand Gestures: Dance, Drama, Masquerade (now on view): A sampling of our world-renowned pre-Columbian art collection.
- Why We Dance: American Indian Art in Motion (opens May 28): About 78 artworks from the DAM’s American Indian art collection plus large-scale, dance-themed portraits from the 1939 San Francisco World’s Fair by Charles Loloma, Jose Duran, and Ignacio Moquino.
- Rhythm & Roots: Dance in American Art (opens July 10): Explores the influences, evolution, and distinct traditions of dance in America.
- Performance on Paper: The Posters of Phil Risbeck and John Sorbie (opens July 10): Thirty posters by internationally acclaimed Colorado graphic designers Phil Risbeck and the late John Sorbie.
Dance-Themed Untitled Final Fridays:
- Three dance-inspired Untitled Final Fridays on July 29, August 26, and September 30. Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble will perform in July at Untitled: In-Sync. Colorado Ballet will perform in August at Untitled: Center Stage.
Image at top: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble. Photo by Stan Obert.