IN RESIDENCE DECEMBER 9 - DECEMBER 22, 2019
Edgar is the Denver recipient of the Creativity Connects grant from the National Endowment for the Arts through AIR Serenbe partner organizations Capita and WolfTrap. As part of the grant, recipients receive residencies from AIR Serenbe.
Denver based choreographer, Edgar L. Page is originally from Detroit, MI where he began his dance training through the Detroit Public Schools system. A graduate of Cass Technical High School, he furthered his studies at the Alvin Ailey School, the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange and other institutions before earning his BA in Dance from Western Michigan University as both a Wade H. McCree, Jr. and Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholar.
Upon graduation Mr. Page spent a season with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Second Company before joining the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble. For nearly a decade he was a featured artist with the company, touring domestically and internationally performing the works by prolific choreographers including Gary Abbott, Baba Chuck Davis, Katherine Dunham, Rennie Harris, Nejla Yatkin, Ray Mercer, Milton Myers and Eleo Pomare. During his tenure with the company he also performed Principal and Soloist roles created by the likes of Alvin Ailey, Christopher Huggins, Donald McKayle, Jeffrey Page, Roger Jeffrey, Cleo Parker Robinson and others.
With a graceful prowess, Mr. Page has since shifted his focus to curating his own work while enriching young creatives. Establishing Edgar L. Page: Feel the Movement in June of 2018, he utilizes this unique platform to explore the universal pursuits of love and happiness in an era marked by the continual morphing of intimacy due to technology. Under his guidance, the company is working towards autonomy as he continues to cultivate a body of work with palpable energy that crosses borders or effaces them completely. Engaging audiences by inviting them to explore #thefeelingofanemotion, this allows his work to live in larger social conversation long after the dancers final bow. The company is shifting the landscape of dance locally, utilizing a diverse collective of vessels currently ranging in age from 16-55 while interrogating notions related to mental health, intersectionality, inclusion, representation and the colliding truths held therein. Page is honored to have been named a Creativity Connects Fellow, a Cultural Partner with the City of Denver, and Artist in Residence for the 2020 Presenting Denver Dance Festival.