The vote in Denver is the first in decades to create a bargaining unit that includes all onstage and backstage employees of a U.S. opera company
National Labor Relations Board rules Denver opera company performers and stage staff are eligible for a collective bargaining unit. They will vote on forming a union starting Oct. 16.
Amid a growing labor movement, some say there has been “an awakening” among performing artists
The opera company’s board hired Pamela Pantos to the role in February 2022. She left the organization after a monthslong labor dispute between arts workers and management.
As the Denver Art Museum reopens permanent collections, including Arts of Africa, curators are re-examining the historical context and uplifting contemporary voices.
Started as a way to help connect urban Native youth to their heritage, the annual Denver powwow showcases traditional hand work, dancing and drumming passed from one generation to another.
Dancetopia, a daylong event on Saturday, features a lineup of all Colorado artists leading workshops in styles like Polynesian, Afro-Brazilian and belly dance