AUDITION: BodyCartography Project

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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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Riverside Park Arts: May 13

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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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BLOG: Diving into Community with ReVision

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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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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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March Month In A Minute

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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!

2016 Commissionee, Briana Stuart. Photo courtesy of the artist.

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 4-section work that explores the ideals and sentiments of what is

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Master Class Series 2016-2017

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Experience class with choreographers from all across the country in Dance Place’s Master Class series! Talk & Chew: Stay after class for discussion with our visiting artists over provided light lunch. Drop in for only $16 to these classes. All classes located at Dance Place unless otherwise noted. Pay for Class » Saturday, February 4: 11am-12:30pm LaneCoArts Saturday, February 25: 11am-12:30pm

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Dance Place Resident Companies


Dance Place’s resident dance companies offer modern dance, African dance, and step dance performances and are available for bookings for performances, residencies, and other engagements at theaters, schools, and other performance venues. The companies are based at Dance Place and perform regularly in the DC area and beyond. Click on a company name below for more information. Coyaba Dance Theater

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BLOG: The Seldoms Uncover History’s Power at Dance Place


Traditional is the last word that comes to mind to describe The Seldoms, whose international and interdisciplinary endeavors as a contemporary dance company defy convention. The Chicago-based ensemble makes “intelligent, visually rich dance theater driven by inquiry” and landed in Brookland last Tuesday as part of Dance Place’s touring artist series. The Seldoms’ itinerary for their week-long residency was extensive,

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February Month In A Minute


Education Director Shannon Quinn gives a quick peek at February performances in our new Month-In-A-Minute! LaneCoArts (Feb 4-5) Buy Tickets SOLE Defined (Feb 11-12) Buy Tickets Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble (Feb 18-19) Buy Tickets Ron K. Brown / EVIDENCE (Feb 25-26) Buy Tickets  

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