Dances We Dance. Stories We Tell.
An intersectional and multi-generational movement arts initiative, Edgar L. Page: Feel the Movement was established in June of 2018. This diverse collective of vessels ranges in age from 16 to 55 and is shifting the landscape of dance locally. The company is committed to the exploration (or interrogation) of the universal pursuits of love and happiness in this era marked by the continual morphing of intimacy due to technology. While cultivating a body of work with palpable energy that crosses borders or effaces them completely, the company seeks to represent the full spectrum of the human experience through visibility and inclusion. Audiences are invited to explore #thefeelingofanemotion inherent within the themes of mental wellness, colliding truths, intimate safety, patriarchal and respectability politics. Through the curation of poignant physical narratives, our goal is present work that is accessible, relatable, and work that lives in larger social dialogue long after any show. The company and its founder have been named a Creativity Connects Fellow, a City of Denver Cultural Partner, a City of Denver Imagine 2020 Grantee, and the first recipient of the Presenting Denver Dance Festival’s Audience Favorite Award. Edgar L. Page: Feel the Movement is honored to have been selected as the Artist-in-Residence for the Presenting Denver Dance Festival 2020.
First and foremost, Saidiya Imari thanks God for the joy, talent, and passion of dance and the many opportunities this career has afforded her. Ms. Imari is from Clio, SC and began taking dance classes at the age of thirteen with Antonya Drakeford Windham at the Laurinburg School of Dance Arts. She was introduced to concert dance at Howard University, which she attended on full academic scholarship and graduated Cum Laude with a BFA in Dance Arts. Ms. Imari was a member of Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Second Company (DCDC II), Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC), and Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble (CPRDE). Currently, she dances with Lula Washington Dance Theatre and serves as Associate Artistic Director, Rehearsal Director, and choreographer’s assistant for Edgar L. Page: Feel the Movement. Ms. Imari is trained in the modern Horton, Graham, and Dunham techniques, Vaganova ballet, jazz, tap, and traditional West African dance. She has toured the continental US, as well as Anchorage, Alaska; Toronto, Canada; Kingston, Jamaica; Auckland, New Zealand and Guadalajara, Mexico. This marks her tenth year as a professional modern contemporary dancer.
is originally from Chester, New Jersey. Having grown up in competitive dance, she performed and competed in jazz, lyrical, ballet, tap, and hip hop for over a decade. Alyssa continued her dance endeavors at Bucknell University, minoring in Dance while double majoring in Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies. While completing her studies she served as Bucknell Dance Company’s Student Director and focused her performances on modern and jazz techniques. After a 4-year hiatus, Alyssa has returned to the art of dance with Edgar L. Page: Feel the Movement.
At a young age Kay-Marie Karva found comfort and love in being able to dance to the music around her. This led to her enrolling in the Michelle Latimer Dance Academy from the age of 5 until the age of 18, introducing her to competitive dance. Throughout her training she was offered opportunities to take classes from and perform choreography by the likes of celebrated choreographers including Travis wall, Nick Lazzarini, Stacey Tookey and many more. These experiences expanded her versatility as a dancer and taught her to value not just the beauty of technique within dance but also the beauty of being able to choose to express oneself within the art of your choice. During her time with the Michelle Latimer Dance Company she won multiple jazz and modern dance scholarships to further her dance education. Now, at the age of 22, Kay-Marie is a full-time student at the University of Colorado, Denver and elated to continue her dance endeavors with Edgar L. Page: Feel the Movement.
In 1987, Alex Keldin took her first dance class ‘Movement for Theater Majors’ at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC. Thirty years later, she took her second dance class. Fortunately, that class was taught by Edgar L. Page, who reignited her love for the art of movement. During those dance-less decades she earned a Bachelor’s degree in film production, and a Master’s in curriculum and instruction. She lives in Denver with her husband Ian, and three kids, Roanan, Glennan, and Atticus. She is a Denver Public Schools teacher and is thrilled and honored to be the oldest and newest member in this wonderful dance company! “You were the light for me to find my truth, I just wanna say thank you”. -Rudimental; These Days
is a Denver, CO native. She is training and growing artistically while defining the woman she wants to become. She has danced locally through outreach and development programs with the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Youth Ensemble as well as professional shows with NuWorld Contemporary Dance Theater. A 2019 East High School Graduate, she is thrilled to share this time being mentored by amazing artists and people as she prepares to attend The University of the Arts.
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