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Land Lines, Colorado Ballet, Drag Queens & Giant Chairs Take Center Stage at Untitled

August 26, 2016, 6-10 pm

It’s dance season at the Denver Art Museum and it’s time to take Center Stage at Untitled Final Friday.

All the world’s a stage, but this one’s full of ballerinas, drag queens, and never-before-seen sky-high chair soldiers! What?! Stick around, kid; it’s going to be one heck of a show.

Large chair soldiers created by Steve Farland
One of the sculptures in Victory by local artists Steve Farland aka “The Chairman” and Brian Sartor.

For our first dance, twirl around with Colorado Ballet as they transform the plaza into a spectacular site. Looking for a great way to impress your date? With ballerinas at our front door, this Untitled is a real classy affair that’s sure to help keep your dance card full.

The 27th Annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration is less than a month away at the Denver Art Museum, but we just we’re just too excited to wait till September. So we’re sneaking another peek at powwow in a preview performance from the Seven Falls dancers.

Now that you’ve seen some solid moves, step right up and strut your stuff with a digital dance-off with Buntport’s own Mitch Slevc. Make sure you stretch first, because, the competition is getting fierce.

When your feet get tired, pick up the phone and tune in to a special performance from Denver band, Land Lines. These super stars are here to steal the show and we’re just going to go right ahead and let ‘em. (Listen to their Tiny Desk Concert on NPR.)

Keep up now and don’t drag those heels, because it’s time to jump on stage for the shadiest tours in town. Now sashay away (that’s RuPaul talk, honey) with Denver Public Library and your favorite Denver drag queens as they lead you on a night of “oh so wrong” tours.

Speaking of what’s “center stage” these days, it’s time to get a bit political and talk about the puzzling, polarizing, and often problematic personalities on the podiums this fall. Warm Cookies of the Revolution is here to hear you out and discuss what to do when the people in the spotlight are the ones you’d really like to kick off the stage.

Cheer up. Now it’s time for some ultimate chair-apy. As our main attraction of the evening, we’re premiering the work of local artists Steve Farland aka “The Chairman” and Brian Sartor. Victory, an out-of-this world installation consisting of seven 20-foot-tall sculptures made entirely of stacked chairs is filling up Ponti Hall in the North Building for a weeklong celebration of this crowning local achievement. Pull up a chair at Untitled (just not from the sculptures please) to learn more about this work.

And how about a chair-y on top? Don’t miss an insider walk-through of Unseated: Contemporary Chairs Reimagined. Okay, okay, enough with the puns, I’m turning into a real chair-ity case.

After all that awesome, you’re probably going to need a memento, right? Well, lucky for you, Moonlight Speed Press is on the job as our MakeARTtalk artist, creating a run of one-of-a-kind “gig” posters for this off-center night at the Denver Art Museum. Get there on time folks and get ‘em while they’re hot!

Lauren Hegge is the adult programs coordinator in the department of learning and engagement at the Denver Art Museum. Lauren has been with the DAM since 2013 and is committed to supporting Denver’s creative culture and enhancing the museum’s role as a place of community gathering.

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