NEWS: Congrats to our 2017 New Releases Commission

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Congratulations to Tarik O’Meally, the recipient of Dance Place’s 2017 New Releases Commission! The commissioned work will premiere at the 2018 New Releases Choreographers Showcase on May 26, 2018. Dance Place’s annually curated showcase features some of the best new works by established and emerging choreographers.   About Tarik O’Meally Tarik Darrell O’Meally was born in Queens, New York and

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NEW: Sharon Mansur Master Class

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Wednesday, June 14 at 10:15am-12pm Release into gravity, engage your core and find your power in Sharon Mansur’s contemporary dance class. With somatics, improvisation, yoga and daily movements woven in, this class embodies an active dialogue with inner sensation and outer expression. Through both movement sequences and improvisation scores, the whole person is emphasized. Virtuosity exists in many forms, including

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RECAP: DanceAfrica, DC 30th Anniversary


Thank you to everyone who joined us for DanceAfrica, DC’s 30th Anniversary! This meaningful, lively event in honor of our beloved Baba Chuck Davis was an absolute success. We’re already planning for next year so be sure to watch out for more information from us soon! Memorial Video Press from the Festival “‘The drums, the spirit of the festival, the

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Carla & Deborah on the radio!


Thanks to our friends at We Act Radio for hosting Carla & Deborah on their show. Host Kymone Freeman quizzes our incredible leaders on their 37 years of building the field of dance in DC and what comes next for them. Listen to the whole interview here! Applaud our differences & celebrate our similarities – Dance Place A native Washingtonian,

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Performances Coming Up in May!

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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

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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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