Zikr Dance Ensemble
99 Inverness Drive East, Suite 250 A
Englewood, CO 80112
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The Zikr Dance Ensemble returns to Salida on Sunday, September 27 at 2:00 pm at the SteamPlant Event Center with a Master Ballet Class with David Taylor at 9:30 am at the Salida Dance Studio.
Zikr is Denver dance luminary David Taylor’s latest venture and one of the most exciting new dance companies in Colorado and the nation.
Using the finest ballet-trained dancers from Colorado’s front range, Zikr transports its audiences through time and space to preserve and present a spectrum of works that are based upon, or living replicas of, transcendent dance rituals from many different ancient world cultures throughout history.
The dances in performance are supplemented by stunning slide projections, enveloping the audiences in an experience that transcends time and place bringing everyone to a place of awe, inspiration and appreciation.
In just six short years, Zikr has established itself locally, regionally and nationally as a leading dance company that is not to be missed. Carissa Chen with 303 Magazine described the experience as, “a spiritual journey leaving you rejuvenated, intrigued, mind blown and, of course, beyond impressed.”
The Zikr Dance Ensemble’s 2015 season performance program is entitled “Invocation”. The program will feature Artistic Director David Taylor’s latest creations, “The Lady of the Lake”, a lush contemporary ballet based on Arthurian legends and Christian mysticism, and “Sadhu”, a stunning new contemporary work to the music of Philip Glass and based on the holy men of India and Tibet.
Another premiere will be the “Four Prophets”, an historical sacred dance work by legendary sacred movement creator G.I. Gurdjieff, and five other pieces.
For further information, please contact David Taylor at email@example.com.
10:00 -11:00 AM Beg Ballet
This class takes a fun approach to ballet, focusing on building vocabulary and developing good technique, emphasizing musicality and style. This class is good for advanced beginners and those interested in pre- pointe. (1 hour $20.00 per student)
11:00 – 11:30 AM Beg Pre-pointe
This class is a beginner’s pointe class. Those interested in pointe and those that have just started may take this level. This class will focus on basic exercises in developing turnout and strength needed to dance on pointe. (30 min $10.00 per student)
12:00 – 1:00 PM Pointe/Variations
This class will focus on beg/int level pointe technique and finish with a fun, classical pointe variation. (1 hour $20.00)
1:00 – 2:30 PM Int/Adv Ballet
This class is designed for students well versed in classical technique. Class will focus on increasing flexibility, proper alignment, musicality and transitions. (1 1⁄2 hours $25.00)
FULL DAY 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM $60.00
AM HALF DAY 10:00 -11:30 AM $25.00
PM HALF DAY 12:00 – 2:30 PM $40.00
Salida Dance Studio is excited to offer a Master Class with Joffrey Ballet dancer Cynthia Giannini Gottlob on November 8th, 2015 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. The class will include 2 hrs of instruction and a 1 hr audition for the Joffrey Ballet School‘s summer program in NYC. There are limited spaces available and the class 3hr event is $60.00 advanced registration per student. Registration closes November 1, 2014 (Class will be first come first serve and late registration fee after Nov. 1 is $75.00 per student.) Reserve your space today!
Cynthia Giannini Gottlob was hand picked by the late Robert Joffrey to dance for his Company in NYC. She danced with the Joffrey Ballet for 15 years. She was featured in many of the ballets she danced in and worked with world renowned choreographers. She was classically trained in the Vaganova and RAD ballet syllabuses. She danced classical, semi classical and contemporary works with the company. In 1994 during a six month hiatus from the Joffrey, she performed leading roles with the Galaxy of Stars, directed by Cynthia Gregory. She taught ballet for a number of schools in the Chicago area before having children and moving to Colorado. She teaches ballet at Kinetic Arts dance studio in Evergreen ,CO. Cynthia loves working with those who are interested in pursuing their highest potential.