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!

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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

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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

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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

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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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EVENT: DC Casineros Social on April 21

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DC Casineros are proud to host Cuban Dance Socials. This is Brookland’s great place to dance, meet new friends and appreciate the richness of Cuban dance and art! Join the DC Casineros’ company of community DJs and dancers for an evening of Son, Songo, Timba, Guaguanco, Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Guaracha, and Rumba. The evening includes a special dance demonstration

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NEWS: Audition for New Releases!

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Dance Place’s annually curated showcase features some of the best new works by established and emerging choreographers. Performance will feature 2016 Dance Place New Releases Commission recipient Briana Stuart. Audition Dates: Thursday, Feb 2, 2017: 6-10pm Friday, Feb 3, 2017: 6-10pm Performance: Saturday, May 6 at 8pm To sign up for an audition, follow these two easy steps! Step 1:

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The Washington Post says, “A beautifully realized dance production”

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Dear Dance Place Family, This weekend, Dance Place’s first fully produced production What’s Going On premiered at our theater to sold out houses, followed by great reviews. The Washington Post‘s Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist Sarah Kaufman articulates it perfectly: “The timeliness of a beautifully realized dance production inspired by Gaye’s gentle protest song is almost eerie, especially given last week’s presidential election.

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