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Artist Interview: Kimmie Dobbs Chan & Enoch Chan of DEVIATED THEATRE

This weekend, Dance Place will play host to an original and apocalyptic fairytale by DEVIATED THEATRE. Choreographed by Kimmie Dobbs Chan and Enoch Chan — the husband-and-wife power couple behind the adventurous local company — creature exhibits DEVIATED THEATRE’s signature mix of acting, stage combat, contemporary dance and aerial work. A practicing Pilates and GYROTONIC® instructor, Kimmie’s choreography is known for its “rich movement palette” and an aesthetic that

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Artist Interview: Culture Shock, Washington, DC’s Jeffrey Calero

In anticipation of Culture Shock, Washington, DC‘s upcoming performance, we sat down with Jeffrey Calero — the team’s marketing guru — to talk about their intensive preparations, the company’s gradual evolution, and what audience members should expect from this weekend’s exciting showcase. Founded in 2002 by Artistic Director Margareta Chughtai, Culture Shock, Washington DC is committed to creating fresh, innovative choreography at

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Energizers Creative Arts Camp 2014

Thanks to the support of a major grant from the DC Children & Youth Investment Trust Corporation, as well as many foundations, corporations and individuals, 100% of our 52 campers attended our seven week Energizers Creative Arts Camp on full scholarship. In addition, 42 teens were hosted on-site through our Energizers Junior Staff program with job training, arts classes and

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Hip-Hop Exchange: Brazil and Philadelphia Connect

Two sensational companies from Rio de Janeiro and Philadelphia met for the first time on April 1st sharing heartfelt stories about their backgrounds in a cross-cultural dialogue, followed by a playful dance “battle.” Rennie Harris RHAW from Philadelphia and Companhia Urbana de Danca (CUD) from Rio were each featured companies in our performing series in Spring 2014 and both companies blew

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Grand Re-Opening of our building!

After 10 months of renovations, we moved back home in June for performances, classes and our Energizers Creative Arts Camp. We’re now hard at work preparing for our Grand Re-Opening celebrations, September 6 – 13, 2014. Please join us for Be In Brookland / Community Open House on Saturday, September 6th. We welcome you to tour our new spaces, sample

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2014-2015 Performance Series

SEPTEMBER 6-13 Grand Re-Opening Celebration 6 Be In Brookland / Community Open House 10 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 13 Gala Celebration & Performance 20 Metro Mambo: Time Machine 20-21 Culture Shock, Washington, DC 27-28 DEVIATED THEATRE OCTOBER 4 Hind Benali’s Fleur d’Orange (from Morocco) 11-12 PEARSONWIDRIG DANCETHEATER 18 Daniel Burkholder / The PlayGround (at Monroe St. Market) 19 Dance Box Theater

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Audition: New Releases Choreographers Showcase 2014

Dance Place – 2014 New Releases Audition Sign Up Form Updated: 4/21/2014 Please contact Dance Place to schedule your audition: (202) 269-1600  Audition Dates Friday, June 13 @ 4:00pm-8:00pm Saturday, June 14 @ 4:00pm-8:00pm Artists must bring the following information to the audition: Biography of choreographer & performer(s) and/or company Photo image for marketing purposes Brief written description of the work to

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