The Denver Performing Arts Complex In Polka Dots And Bows
Diana and The SC took a mid Saturday morning tour of the Denver Performing Arts Complex HERE to avoid the crowds and enjoy the beauty and majesty of its architecture and its downtown Denver grandeur.
“The Denver Performing Arts Complex is the largest performing arts center under one roof in the country. Connected by an 80-foot-tall glass roof, DPAC houses ten performance spaces on its four-block, 12-acre site, including the historic Ellie Caulkins Opera House, the Buell Theatre, and Boettcher Concert Hall, each with their own charm and character. DPAC is home to a Tony Award-winning repertory theatre company, Broadway touring productions, and regularly hosts the Colorado Ballet, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Opera Colorado and The Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ theatrical divisions – Denver Center Attractions and the Denver Center Theatre Company.”HERE
The Buell Theatre is the largest performance space in the complex and I have memories of shows seen in this theatre that will always be part of my personal history.
A tip of the hat to the Ricketson Theatre, one of the 10 performance spaces located within the complex.
Concrete, steel and glass!
The Limelight Supper Club and Lounge HERE, located in the center of the complex, is a popular restaurant and bar amongst theatre goers and others out for a night on the town.
Enjoying the early morning sun in the presence of The Dancers by Jonathon Borofsky, the two 70 foot sculptures made of steel and fiberglass located in the Sculpture Park at the southwest corner of the complex.
I’m not much of a ‘bow person,’ but this vintage silk navy dress with cowl neck, white polka dots and two grosgrain ribbon bows put a spell on me at an estate sale years ago. The vintage fabric bag with rosette. the vintage sheer gloves with bows, vintage raspberry earrings and the vintage straw hat with taffeta ribbon and bow were also discovered at estate sales. The vintage raspberry patent leather/suede heels were gifted.
Photos By Diana
I wore this very outfit, minus the shoes and earrings, to a wedding in the 90’s with Nelson by my side. It hasn’t been out of its closet since; it takes time to re-engage with an ensemble that has beloved stories woven into its polka dots, bows and straw. I wore it again to the wedding of a dear friend last Sunday. It’s about time that it sees the light of day and once again witnesses the beauty and richness of love’s ritual.
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This morning I am acutely aware that 1200 people are missing in the floods which have ravaged the state of Colorado. My thoughts are with those who have been affected, who are fighting for their lives and who have lost their homes. Though inner city Denver where I live has been spared, sadness permeates my community, as heavy and dark clouds linger, threatening more chaos to an already devastated terrain.