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Founded in 1972, The Dance Archive is a special collecting area with the University of Denver’s Special Collections and Archive.


To be the most comprehensive and significant dance resource center in the American West.

To advance education and engagement with resources across all genres of dance and movement.
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March 28, 2023

Paul Taylor Masterclass

On Tuesday, March 28 at 10am, The Dance Archive and the Newman Center will collaborate to offer a master class onstage at the Newman Center with the great Francisco Graciano. 

Date: March 28, 2023 at 10:00am
Location: onstage at the Newman Center
Level: advanced/pre-professional ballet/modern
Age: 15+
Class size: Class is limited to only 30 students
Cost: $35 plus ticketing fees

Francisco Graciano will be teaching a modern dance class rooted in the style he performed for thirteen years with the Paul Taylor Dance Company. His class focuses on breath and musicality while simultaneously inviting the freedom to individualize. The class will thoroughly warm up the entire body and include brief movement phrases designed to familiarize the body with the space and prepare for the bigger phrases across the room. Graciano’s movement phrases are grounded in technique and focus on fullness of movement and the use of the floor as a partner. Most importantly the key in every class is a sense of play and discovering new sensations in the body through movement.

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