PD Dance Festival First Look | Denver Dance Photography

The Presenting Denver Dance Festival, presented with the Robert and Judi Newman Center was a huge success! I’ve been part of an amazing team of volunteers helping to make this festival a reality for the past two years or so. Even with all the work we had done leading up to the festival, I did not expect to sell out every show in our inaugural year! But that’s just what we did. Each show was packed with people and we got wonderful feedback. 
The two day festival consisted of two different shows, the “New and Now” showcase and the “No Walls” concert, with 15 local dance companies and eight brand new world premieres. All the performers were absolutely incredible! There was such a great mix of styles and emotions and the flow of the shows was perfect. Any performance that can make you laugh and cry and stare in awe, all in the same show is pretty amazing in my book! I was so impressed by how it all came together.
I’ll be sharing most of the images from the festival in the months leading up to the 2020 Presenting Denver Dance Festival (mark your calendars!), so you’ll have to be patient if you want to see them. I am just too excited to share these photos though, so you get a special sneak peek in the meantime. Keep scrolling for a few photos from the New & Now showcase as the first look at our first festival ever! 
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Credits (in photo order):
Schiff Dance Company
Edgar L. Page
Kristen Demaree
Chadesh Contemporary Dance Movement
Hannah Kahn Dance Company
Helanius J. Wilkins
Gregory Gonzales
Moripovida Contemporary Dance
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  1. Samantha Jessup August 2, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    These are so wonderful! I love all the color and expression you captured in each one

  2. Lindsay Hiatt August 2, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    What powerful and beautiful images you captured! It sounds like the festival was amazing and I love how you brought your own artistry to capturing the performers.

  3. Elizabeth Weitz August 2, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    This looks like such an amazing dance! The angles and lighting really make the photos come alive! Gorgeous work!

  4. Kate Hejde August 2, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    I love the color and light and moments in performance photography. Beautiful work!

  5. Kaleigh August 3, 2018 at 1:08 am

    You always do such a beautiful job of translating the feel of the dance through a still <3

  6. Danica August 3, 2018 at 6:28 am

    Wow, what great expressions and lines you captured! You really caught the emotion and anticipated the right moments.

  7. Sonja August 4, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Beautiful photos of this dance festival! It looks like such an incredible event with talented people!!