HANNAH KAHN DANCE COMPANY

Rating: 5 stars   17 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 119 S Franklin St Denver CO 80209 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I've followed the Hannah Kahn Dance Company for over 15 years and I it is truly one of Denver's arts treasures. Inventive choreography, athleticism and fine-tuned musicality are trademarks of this troope. In addition to their compelling concerts, the company provides fabulous outreach performances for students in schools throughout Denver, bringing this art form to life for so many children.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching delighted children dance through the halls after seeing one of their outreach performances!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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12 people found this review helpful

In addtion to being impressed by the way the Company seeds dance into the community, I've always been impressed by the sheer power and athleticism of the dance. The mixing of premiere pieces with older dances shows an impressive body of work!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The dedication of the troupe and how welcoming the board is. My only prior experience was an appreciation of the arts.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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6 people found this review helpful

Each time you go to see a Hannah Kahn Dance Company performance you know that your senses will be in for a treat. The beauty of the music and costumes are surpassed only by the dances themselves. The dancers captivate, mezmerize, and entertain.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

attending a myriad of performances.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not change anything. They've got their priorities straight and are doing wonderful work.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

It takes a tremendous amount of work to do the outreach work and performing that they do. It's admirable.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Friendly, enthusiastic.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand its teaching and outreach into more schools and performances.

Ways to make it better...

No way to improve - although performances at the Lakewood Cultural Center are better-suited (better acoustics, setting, etc) than other venues.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Limited resources, of course!

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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1 person found this review helpful

This company offers wonderful modern dance performances in a genre -- non-narrative -- that is sometimes overlooked these days. The quality of the dancing and choreography are both first-rate. The school shows the company provides really reach many students in ways that only the arts can accomplish.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

performances.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

enable it to perform for larger audiences.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing excellent dance performances.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated and talented

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

perform in more venues.

Ways to make it better...

performances were more frequent.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

alerting more people to the strengths of the modern dance art form.

One thing I'd also say is that...

non-narrative art can really expand a person's perceptions and feelings.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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2 people found this review helpful

As a dancer myself I attend most of the dance performances around Denver/Boulder and ran my own creative movement dance school for many years in Denver. With all this interest in the dance world of Denver I can tell you that we are very lucky to have Hannah Kahn Dance Company here creating dances. Her work is stunning to watch. It is movement art happening on stage right in front of you. Hannah's choreography is a personal response to the beautiful and varied music she chooses from around the world and different genres, and her dancers work hard to learn the complex steps and qualities she looks for in performance. Hannah also enriches our community with her instruction of dancers and company members with tremendous skill as well as heart in her Denver studio. She and her company do even more by providing arts outreach to our youth through dance performance and teaching in the Denver area schools. I have known Hannah since she moved to Denver in the 1980's from New York and currently also serve on her board. Even when I was not on the board I would go to see everything this company did and I heartily encourage you to as well.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Hannah's artistry is matched by her respect for and care of her dancers, and for everyone with whom she collaborates. This is a quality that is often rare in the competitive and poorly funded world of the arts and dance in particular.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Hannah's dance performances are all memorable and highly enjoyable. She is not only a talented modern dance choreographer, but she also has a very special sensitivity to different forms of music. Each of her performances weaves together many musical genres (jazz, modern, pop, classical, folk, etc) with unforgettable, exciting dance moves. You have to come see and hear for yourself!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

dance performances.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the community outreach it does - teaching dance to inner city middle and high school students.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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8 people found this review helpful

Hannah Kahn provides wonderful modern dance in the Denver community. Her concerts are some of the most professionally produced shows I've seen here or anywhere. She also provides solid modern dance technique training not only to her dancers, but to the dance community at large.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Getting to live out my love for modern dance.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very passionate and committed to the organization

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Tour nationally, hire dancers full-time, provide more community outreach exposing children to the performing arts.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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