Artist Interview: LaShawne Bryant of Coyaba Dance Theater

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Coyaba Dance Theater, a contemporary West African dance theater company, has been connected to Dance Place since before it began: the company’s founder and Artistic Director, Sylvia Soumah, has been dancing with Dance Place founding Director Carla Perlo since Soumah was ten years old. Ever since Coyaba was founded in 1997, the company has provided the community with West African

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Silent Language, an exhibit by Lisa Rosenstein (Studio 21)


March 5 – 28, 2015 Gallery Opening and Reception on March 5 at 6pm Gallery Hours: Thurs 6pm-8pm; Friday by appointment (call 202.269.1600), Sat 10:30am-2:30pm Dance Place presents Silent Language, an exhibit of mixed media work by Lisa Rosenstein. Rosenstein’s mixed media pieces are monochromatic and dimensional, recalling a pre-written symbolism for messaging, communication and interpretation. Each mark and shadow

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A Monstrous Reality, an exhibit by Jonah Lobe (Studio 21)


February 5 – 28, 2015 Gallery Opening and Reception on February 5 at 6pm Gallery Hours: Thurs 6pm-8pm; Friday by appointment (call 202.269.1600), Sat 10:30am-2:30pm Dance Place and maDCap present A Monstrous Reality, an exhibit by Jonah Lobe. Monsters and myth are the primary inspirations for this retrospective of hand drawings, digital illustration and 3D game assets. Over seven years

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Artist Interview: Ben Levy of LEVYdance

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LEVYdance, based in San Francisco, brings their innovative, participatory evening-length work, Soar, to Dance Place Saturday, January 10 at 8pm and Sunday, January 11 at 4pm. This performance takes audiences beyond the traditional theater experience by placing them in the performance space, transcending the barrier between performer and viewer. We spoke with Artistic Director Ben Levy about the choreographic process

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Painting Pain, an exhibit by Reza Ghajar (Studio 21)

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January 8 – 31, 2015 Gallery Closing Party on Thursday, January 29 at 6pm Gallery Hours: Thurs 6pm-8pm; Friday by appointment (call 202.269.1600), Sat 10:30am-2:30pm Dance Place and maDCap present Painting Pain, an exhibit by Reza Ghajar. Reza Ghajar was born in Tehran; after spending the first 18 years of his life there, he relocated to the United States. He has

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Help ReVision go to South Africa


Great news! ReVision dance company has been awarded a highly competitive Sister Cities Grant funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities to travel to Pretoria, South Africa. We are honored and extremely excited about the upcoming trip this January 2015. ReVision needs your help to match the funds received by the DC Commission to make our trip a

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Dance Place Receives Prestigious Creative Placemaking Award From The Kresge Foundation


Dance Place is pleased to announce a significant grant award from The Kresge Foundation — a $3 billion private, national foundation — to expand the organization’s creative placemaking activities in the Brookland NE neighborhood of Washington, DC.  The grant will support the creation and operation of an Arts Park  (situated in the existing Kearney Street Alley between the Brookland Artspace Lofts and

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Master Class Series 2015


Experience class with choreographers from all across the country in Dance Place’s Master Class series! Drop in for only $15 to these classes. All classes located at Dance Place unless otherwise noted. Pay for Class » Saturday, March 14: 11am- 12:30pm* Helen Simoneau Danse (from NYC) The class moves towards large moving combination exploring full use of space, shifts of

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Dance Place Grand Re-Opening Celebrations


Download the full recap of activities from our Grand Re-Opening! What a momentous week of events we’ve had with our Be In Brookland / Community Open House, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Gala Performance and Party. It’s been wonderful to have all of our friends’ and neighbors’ participation in our programs and the generous support in arriving at our Grand Re-Opening after 10 months of intensive

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