Dawson Wallace Dance Project Announces World Premiers, 3/22-3/24

Dawson Wallace Dance Project Announces World Premiers, 3/22-3/24

Dawson|Wallace Dance Project presents "World Premieres," new work by San Francisco-based artistic director, Gregory Dawson featuring set to themusic of Johannes Brahms. Additional world premieres by Denver-based artistic director, James Wallace will also appear on the program.

Dawson|Wallace Dance Project, formerly David Taylor Dance Theatre, remains one of Colorado's most provocative contemporary ballet companies. Complex, subtle, and entirely engaging, you'll not want to miss this extraordinary new endeavor. The company invites you to join us on our journey, exploring the new breath that is transforming the dance community of Denver. Dawson|Wallace Dance Project.

Friday-Saturday, March 22-23, 7:30-9 p.m.

Performances at Lakewood Cultural Center

Friday, March 22 Performance includes invitation to Gala Reception and Silent Auction at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $28 for adults; $22 for seniors/students/children

Information and purchase tickets online at www.dawsonwallace.org or www.lakewood.org/culturalcenter

Sunday, March 24, 3 p.m.

Performance at the Dairy Center for the Arts

Tickets are $28 for adults; $22 for seniors/students/children

Information and purchase tickets online at www.dawsonwallace.org or www.thedairy.org

Dawson Wallace Dance Project represents an unprecedented merger of artistic direction between Gregory Dawson, artistic director of San Francisco-based dawsondancesf, and James Wallace, former artistic director of Denver-based David Taylor Dance Theatre (DTDT).

James Wallace, a nationally acclaimed choreographer, was born in Hutchinson, Kansas and began his training at Friends University before studying at Arizona State University where he graduated summa cum laude with a BFA in dance performance and choreography. He danced professionally for the San Diego Opera, Kim RobardsDance, City Ballet of San Diego and Company C Contemporary Ballet of San Francisco. While apprenticing at Colorado Ballet, he choreographed two major works, "Carmina Burana" and "Inversion," each to high critical acclaim; and as a choreographer in residence for DTDT, he created works for American National Ballet, Boulder Ballet and Ballet Nouveau. Among his achievements, Wallace received the American Ballet Builders award for New Choreography presented by New Choreographers on Point and earned a New York City premiere for his piece, "Suspect Lines."

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