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Zikr Dance Ensemble to present ‘Sacred Spaces’

The Zikr Dance Ensemble will present “Sacred Spaces” on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24 and 25, at 7 p.m. at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door and can be purchased by calling 731-SHOW (7469) or online atwww.pagosacenter.org.

The Zikr Dance Ensemble is Denver’s newest professional dance company. Founded in 2009 by artistic director and choreographer David Taylor, formerly the director of the David Taylor Dance Theatre, Zikr offers a spectrum of works that are based on transcendent dance rituals from many different ancient world cultures throughout history, along with original and contemporary dance/theatre realizations.

Zikr’s company roster includes some of Colorado’s finest trained professional ballet dancers. The company has already presented successful Colorado performances to rave reviews in Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, Grand Junction, Carbondale and Parker, as well as in St. Paul, Minn., and Los Angeles, Calif.

For the “Sacred Spaces” concert, the Zikr Dance Ensemble will explore a variety of cultural expressions through dance that focus both on certain locations on earth, which have always been known to contain special vibrations, along with sacred dance movements whose design and purpose was to create an experience of transcendence.

The program will feature excerpts from Taylor’s award-winning ballets “Anasazi Dream,” “Rainforest” and “Bali Agung,” along with two Gurdjieff sacred movements, one of which was recently staged by internationally-known Gurdjieff movement teacher Amiyo Devienne.

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