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Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock appears at the Seawell Ballroom

The Boy from Troy. ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’

After six months and three days of theatre closures, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts finally had an audience. It felt good.

But more than that, it felt extremely timely, relevant and important. The DCPA held a small, socially-distanced film screening of the documentary, John Lewis: Good Trouble. An invited audience of nearly 50 community leaders gathered in the spacious Seawell Ballroom for the 96-minute film about the late civil rights activist and Congressional Representative.

“I Am An Islander”

Come From Away continues to offer comfort in the face of adversity

As the anniversary of 9/11 approaches, Come From Away revamped its “I Am an Islander” program so that students — whether attending school in person or remotely — can use the prompts and tools to investigate current challenges facing communities including COVID-19.

Melody Butiu, Glenn Morizio, Brian Lee Huynh in Vietgone. Photo by AdamsVisCom.

Looking back on Theatre Company season openers through the years

This week would have marked the launch of the DCPA Theatre Company’s 2020/21 Season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, plans have changed but we’re still feeling all the nostalgia for the excitement that comes with launching a new season. So enjoy this small taste of our 40 years of season openers.

Colorado Symphony’s Acoustic On the Rocks performances extended

Colorado Symphony’s Acoustic On the Rocks performances extended

Following a series of 20 sold-out performances at Red Rocks, our friends at the Colorado Symphony have added an additional five Acoustic On the Rocks performances. Held September 9-13 at 7pm, the evenings will feature Vivaldi’s ever popular The Four Seasons.

#RedAlertRESTART

#RedAlertRESTART hopes to galvanize national support for the live events industry

On September 1, live performance venues will launch the #RedAlertRESTART effort to raise awareness of the impact COVID-19 has had on the industry. As many as 1,500 buildings across North America are anticipated to join the effort by lighting their buildings in red to signify that the live events industry is on Red Alert for its very survival.

Book Stars

Book Stars: Bringing stories to life in the classroom

Book Stars, part of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ (DCPA) larger Dramatic Learning program, provides in-school workshops designed to integrate theatre arts within the core curriculum.

Out of the Box Virtual Show

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance and Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities present Out of the Box: A Virtual Celebration of Dance, streaming August 22 through 28

Fifty years ago, two young women of color put it all on the line to create a dance company in Denver, Colorado. Cleo Parker Robinson, Founder, and Schyleen Qualls Brown, new Poet-In-Residence and founding member, sought to convene community, art and dance.

Alphorn

Colorado Symphony and Denver Botanic Gardens Team Up for Socially Distanced Performance

The Colorado Symphony partnered with Denver Botanic Gardens for a socially distanced alphorn duet of “Amazing Grace” featuring Colorado Symphony Principal Horn Michael Thornton and Matthew Eckenhoff in commemoration of Make Music Day on June 21.

Child Classes

Five reasons to enroll your child in a summer class

Every summer, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts welcomes children of all ages in their summer classes as part of the Robert and Judi Newman Summer Series. Aside from the obvious, “got to keep the kids busy this summer” feeling many parents have, acting classes are a wonderful way for children to try something new, stay active, and make new friends.

Colorado Ballet

Colorado Ballet invites you to dance at home

Colorado Ballet invites you to dance at home! The company’s Academy and Education & Community Engagement summer offerings have transitioned to virtual settings to continue making dance accessible and safe.