Category Archives: News

Performances Coming Up in May!

Theater Director Ben Levine gives a quick peek at May performances in our Month-In-A-Minute! New Releases Choreographers Showcase (May 6) Buy Tickets Rhodessa Jones & Idris Ackamoor (May 12 – 13) Buy Tickets Dance Place’s NEXTGeneration Showcase (May 20) Buy Tickets Eiko Otake (May 20) Free Events DanceAfrica, DC 30th Anniversary (May 30 – June 4) Buy Tickets  

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RECAP: Celebrate Deborah

What a wonderful, celebratory tribute this past weekend! We’re so glad you were able to join us. Deborah’s 30 years at Dance Place have been a great gift to the dance community and we couldn’t be happier to dedicate this evening to her legacy. Created with flickr slideshow.       Here’s a message from Deborah as she reflects on

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DanceAfrica, DC 30th Anniversary

May 30 – June 4 In loving honor and memory of Baba Chuck Davis. The 30th annual festival celebrating the dance and music of the African Diaspora! Introducing Griot Mama Sylvia Soumah, outstanding African dance companies from the DC metropolitan area, a master class series, free outdoor activities and our signature African Marketplace, this festival is guaranteed to inspire, invigorate,

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Dance Place in the News

This month in the Washingtonian, our Development Director Judy Estey weighs in on the affect of National Endowment for the Arts funding on our vital programs in Brookland / Edgewood. Read the article here! Among many other things, we use funds from the NEA to support free Art on 8th programs that bring visitors from throughout the DMV to shop,

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Riverside Park Arts: May 13

Saturday, May 13 at Mavin Gaye Park & Riverside Center 601 Division Ave NE, Washington, DC Join Dance Place and Parks & People for an afternoon of free events! Schedule of FREE Events Rain or Shine! Featuring MC Nate Thomas 12:30pm: Drum Circle with Dr. Yew 1pm: West African Dance Moves with Sylvia Soumah 2pm: Jump Rope & Hula Hoop

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AUDITION: BodyCartography Project

Audition to be part of BodyCartography Project’s performance at Dance Place! BodyCartography is seeking five dancers and performers to participate in the Washington, DC edition of closer from September 13-18, 2017. AUDITION DATE: Monday, May 1 7:45-10pm at Dance Place 3225 8th St NE Washington, DC 20017 Skills required: We are looking for a cast of seasoned and diverse performers

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BLOG: Diving into Community with ReVision

This weekend, ReVision dance company will perform its latest full-length work, Propelling Voice at Dance Place in Washington, DC. Since its founding in 2011, ReVision has been a stronghold of Dance Place’s artistic and educational programming. Artistic Director Shannon Quinn grew ReVision atop the foundation built by Carla & Company, a professional ensemble that was dedicated to building new audiences

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Drink Rosé and Support Dance Place!

Sunday, May 7 at 6:30-9pm Wardman Wines hosts a fundraising event for DC’s Dance Place. Owner Hiram Powers-Heaven and General Manager Nick Stengel open the doors of Wardman Wines after hours on Sunday evening, May 7th, to pour 12 rosé wines. Part of the proceeds of the tickets and sales will benefit our neighbors at Dance Place. Reserve Your Spot

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March Month In A Minute

Artistic Director Sylvia Soumah invites you to the 20th Anniversary of Coyaba Dance Theater and other March performances in our new Month-In-A-Minute! Buy Tickets Today! 4 – 5: The Seldoms 11 – 12: Coyaba Dance Theater’s 20th Anniversary 18 – 19: Dance Metro DC 25 – 26: Daniel Burkholder & Danceworks Performance Company

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Announcing New Releases 2017 Performances!

We are so pleased to announce the 2017 line-up for our annual New Releases showcase, featuring the best and brightest of DMV choreographers. Buy your tickets today for this one-night only event on Saturday, May 6 at 8pm! Buy Tickets » Briana Stuart, 2016 Commission E Pluribus is a negotiation of our primal origins vs. our modern progression. The piece

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