Free Wednesday Series
SPOTLIGHTING TEEN PERFORMERS!
Wednesday, February 7, 7 p.m.
The World Dance Junior Ambassador performance will feature up and coming preteen to teenage youth dance performances, and showcase the power dance has to create confidence through self-expression and sense of community for this age group.
For many, being a teenager goes hand in hand with depression, low self esteem and low confidence.
At Bella Diva we arrange for our dance instructors to work with our young people and teach them not just the skills of the art but values of team work, self respect, how to communicate well with each other, how to deal with frustration and how to overcome their fears through self expression and body positivity.
Dance is movement, and movement is essentially a process of ongoing change. Moving with one’s whole body, with and against gravity, one learns to both yield and resist, to feel one’s strength and to feel one’s vulnerability, to try on new qualities of action and behavior. This is what it means to be fully human.
As dancers know, dancing and moving rhythmically with other people creates a powerful sense of “with-ness" and community. Leam more about Bella Diva Dance at www.belladivadance.com.
BackStory Theatre presents "Seussified Pride and Prejudice"
Wednesday, March 7, 7 p.m.
This whimsical retelling is something Dr. Seuss might come up with if he had his way with the time-tested Jane Austen classic. This performance is produced, directed, staged, and performed entirely by teen actors and members of the BackStory Youth Leadership Program! For more information about BackStory, visit www.backstorytheatre.org
Denver School of Arts presents
When it Ain't Just Black and White
Written and directed by Sequioah Hippoyte, Class of 2018
Wednesday, April 4, 7 p.m.
| From the writer and director Denver School of the Arts's Student Sequoiah Hippoyte: "The Black History show this year is entailed "When it Ain't Just Black and White". The Main Themes we are trying to explore are the dichotomy of being a mixed race child, especially in the current political world. How history applies to you when you come from two different cultures. How our history sugar coats certain aspects of our culture and how it transcends into so many different things.
It's our most diverse year in terms of the cast, concerning race, sex and grade. So I'm very excited and there's singing and dancing. So what's not to love."
Colorado Young Sinfonia
Wednesday, May 2, 7 p.m.
This program will include the great serenade for Strings why Dvorak and will feature the winners of this year's concerto competition! Come to listen to one of the premiere orchestras for young people in the region.