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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.