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The Maud Powell Project

May 15 & 16, 2021


Join Life/Art Dance as we bring movement to Megan Healy's The Maud Powell Project. Inspired by the life of Maud Powell, a suffragette and America's first virtuoso violinist, Life/Art will explore America's progress with women's rights; how far we have come and how far we have left to go. 


Multiple viewing options are available:

  • Limited in-person seating in a theater setting on May 15, 2021 at D.L. Parsons Theater in Northglenn, 7:30pm

  • Pop-up flash-mob style performance at the Promenade Terrace in Westminster on May 16, 2021, 4:30pm (donation-based) 

  • Virtual Option: A recording of the theatrical production will be available for viewing May 17-24, 2021


*Please be sure you click into your desired ticket option below.


The Maud Powell Project celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and Women's Suffrage with five new works for solo violin inspired by and dedicated to violinist Maud Powell. The works, commissioned by violinist Megan Healy and written by American composers Lauren Bernofsky, Elisabeth Blair, Stephanie Ann Boyd, Jessica Meyer, and Hilary Purrington, were recorded at the University of Denver in August 2020 and will be premiered in Chicago in May 2021. The works will then be performed with dancers from Life/Art Dance Ensemble. The album, "Aurora: A Tribute to Maud Powell," was released on March 12, 2021. Please visit for more information about the Project and Maud Powell.


COVID Guidelines for D.L. Parsons Theatre: We will be adhering to all COVID safety protocols. Please wear a mask and stay physically distanced. Please stay home if you are ill (we can either refund your ticket, or consider making your ticket price a donation to Life/Art. We will also provide you with access to our virtual option). If you are purchasing tickets for several people in the same household, please indicate this on your ticket, as well as the number in your household so we can seat you together. Please note that seats will be assigned at the time of purchase and depending on the number of tickets purchased, you may be split up into smaller seating pods inorder to comply with social distancing requirements and seating arrangements at the venue. UP TO 50 tickets will be sold. We may end up selling out earlier if all seating pods are occupied, but not filled. We have other viewing options to check out as well.

*No walk-up tickets or will call is allowed, tickets must be purchased in advance.


IMPORTANT Information for the Promenade Terrace: We will be adhering to all COVID safety protocols. Please wear a mask and stay physically distanced. Due to the outdoor/pop-up nature of this performance, this viewing option is set up as a free ticket. If you plan to attend this performance, please get a ticket so we can keep you updated if there are any changes. We are requesting a suggested donation of $10 that can be given day-of. Plenty of donation options will be available, including PayPal, Venmo, cash, and check.


Artwork created by Leslee Smucker

Get Tickets Below 

3 different ticketing options available 

Saturday, May 15 | 7:30pm

Theatre Performance *Limited Seating ONLY*

Sunday, May 16 | 4:30pm 

Outdoor Performance *Limited Tickets Available*

Virtual Option

May 17 7:00pm - May 24 11:30pm

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Our Mission


Life/Art Dance Ensemble creates and provides professional dance and music to Denver Metro communities through artistic collaboration, positive outreach, and education.

About Us

Life/Art Dance Ensemble received 501(c)3 status in March of 2009. The company was created, in part, to provide low-income senior citizens along the Front Range with the opportunity to experience live professional dance performances. This program, entitled Cultural Experiences for Seniors, has reached over 1,700 seniors since its inception. In 2010, the company began producing its own annual contemporary dance performances, collaborating with other artists to produce unique experiences in dance. Of note, Life/Art was approached in 2012 by composer Russell Podgorsek, who was eager to collaborate with professional dancers for an original piece. The resulting complete work from this collaboration was later accepted into the GAMMA-UT New Music Showcase at the University of Texas at Austin. This collaboration opened the door to many other fruitful connections, and Life/Art now creates two annual collaborative contemporary productions. 


Life/Art has also been invited to perform in productions and at events throughout the state and abroad. Notable guest performances include the Denver Art Museum’s Dance on the Plaza event in 2016, the Botanic Garden’s SCFD Showcase (2016 - 2018), the City of Denver’s October 3rd, 2017 press conference, and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science’s DioramART exhibit for 2017’s “Night at the Museum,” as well as their 2018 "Dia del Nino." Life/Art was also represented at  the Dairy Arts Center’s Women in Classical Music Soundscape concert, and in Prague at the American Music Festival in collaboration with Stratus Chamber Orchestra. In May of 2017, the Director of Life/Art was

recognized as a 7everyday Hero.


In 2014, Life/Art collaborated with a videographer and a composer to create its first

dance film. In 2015, Life/Art created a first of its kind dance film festival, entitled “Life in

Motion: A Colorado Dance Film Festival,” catering to local Colorado film artists who

work with movement and dance for the camera. Please visit our press page for downloadable promotional photos.



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Your donations help keep our wonderful free dance performances for low-income senior homes possible, while also allowing us to function as a contemporary dance company. We thank you for any help you can give.