Artist Interview with Guggenheim Fellow, Rosy Simas

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Rosy Simas (Seneca), a contemporary dance choreographer based out of Minneapolis, MN, is both an expert mover and an innovative creator. This weekend, Rosy brings her solo work We Wait In The Darkness to Dance Place. This work was created to heal DNA scars of Rosy’s maternal ancestors – significant because the Seneca people (who are a part of the

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Announcing the Alan M. Kriegsman Creative Residency

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Marking the inauguration of the Alan M. Kriegsman Creative Residency, Dance Place welcomes Koma for an intensive residency to create the new, multi-disciplinary work, The Ghost Festival. Acclaimed as a member of the path-breaking duo Eiko & Koma, Koma will explore his first multi-disciplinary solo in this residency from May 3rd to May 8th, which includes dedicated studio space, housing

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Artist Interview: Ariel Freedman, dancer with zoe|juniper and Helen Simoneau Danse

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In today’s modern dance climate, it is common for a dancer to work on concurrent projects with different choreographers. International dance artist Ariel Freedman provides Dance Place audiences with an unusual treat by performing in two different touring artists’ works back-to-back: last weekend she performed with Helen Simoneau Danse; this weekend you can see her in zoe|juniper’s production, BeginAgain. Originally

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Dance Place Annual Reports

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2013-2014 In our 2013-2014 program year, Dance Place took a daring leap forward with the expansion and renovation of our building, simultaneous to the continued delivery of our robust programming. From the youngest campers to oldest audience members, artists, staff, board and steering committee members, everyone supported the organization during this challenging year of transition. With this strong focus, we’ve

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Call for dancers: BodyCartography performance

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BodyCartography is looking for six local dancers to participate in their upcoming performance of Super Nature at Dance Place, May 16 and 17. Full of artifice and animal appetites, Super Nature engages the wild, the domestic, and the civilized aspects of human nature to create a radical ecological melodrama. Directors Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad are looking for a diverse

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Winter Weather Update 3/6/2015

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Dance Place offices are closed on Friday, March 6. All classes and youth programs are canceled. Performance tonight will go on as scheduled: 8:00pm Performance by Rueda All Stars and DC Casineros, followed by 10:00pm Cuban Dance Social. Dance Place follows the DC Public Schools schedule for closures. Please check this page or Dance Place’s Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates on any closures or cancellations.  

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Winter Weather Update 3/5/2015

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Dance Place will be closed on Thursday, March 5. All activities, including adult and kids classes, are canceled. Tonight’s gallery opening for Lisa Rosenstein at Studio 21 is canceled. You can view her work on future days during these hours: Thurs 6pm-8pm; Friday by appointment (call 202.269.1600), Sat 10:30am-2:30pm. There will be a closing gallery party on Thursday, March 26th. Dance Place follows the

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Washington Post features Brookland Neighborhood

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Check out Dance Place and our Brookland neighborhood featured in the Washington Post Going Out Guide. Read the full article >> For a long time, there were only a handful of reasons to visit Brookland: To take in a performance at Dance Place; to study at Catholic or Trinity universities; or to worship at the many religious centers in “Little

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Winter Weather Update 2/21/15

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Tonight’s performance of ReVision dance company is CANCELED (Sat, Feb 21 at 8pm). Ticket holders: To exchange your ticket for the Sunday, Feb 22 at 4pm performance, please call the Box Office at (202) 269-1600 or email boxofficemanager@danceplace.org by Saturday, Feb 21 at 7pm. Please leave a voicemail if you are unable to reach a Box Office staff member – we will process all

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