Be In Brookland / Experience Edgewood Full Schedule


September 10 – 12 Thursday, September 10 6:30pm: Free live music performance with Cheick Hamala Diabaté and open artist studios on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market (716 Monroe St NE). Friday, September 11 at 6:30pm 6:30pm: Free interactive dance with the DC Casineros on the plaza outside of Busboys & Poets Brookland (625 Monroe St NE). 8:00pm: Cuban

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Deadline Extended: Public Art Project Proposals


DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 5PM ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 7. Dance Place is seeking artists to create semi-permanent (2-5 years) public art works for an Arts Park that will be in the public space between Dance Place and the Brookland Artspace Lofts. The Park is scheduled to open in September 2016, with construction on the Park in Winter/Spring 2016. Installation of selected

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Dance Place Seeks Box Office Manager & Marketing Associate


Dance Place, a nationally recognized cultural arts center in Washington, DC, seeks a full-time Box Office Manager & Marketing Associate to lead the customer service strategy for performance events. This position reports directly to Dance Place’s Marketing Manager Amanda Blythe. Areas of Responsibility: Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Maintenance of records in the database, including creation of ticketed events, discount

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Artist Interview with Raphael Xavier


As part of the DC Hip-Hop Theater Festival, Dance Place will present Raphael Xavier’s The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance this Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11 at 8pm. Street dance choreography is set to a conversational monologue that blends spoken word, poetry, and rap lyrics written over the course of 20 years. Xavier takes hip-hop techniques from the

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Alan M. Kriegsman Creative Residency: Koma Otake, May 2015

Koma Otake showing movement developed for "The Ghost Festival." Photo by David Dowling.

  Dance Place is pleased to partner with Sali Ann Kriegsman in establishing a new choreographic residency in remembrance of Alan M. (Mike) Kriegsman’s passionate support of artists and their commitment to research and discovery. The five-day residency at Dance Place offers focused time to established and emerging choreographers for the research and development stage of new work. With housing,

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Dance Place Seeks Audio/Visual Technician

Cafritz Foundation Theater view from the house

Dance Place, Washington DC’s most prolific dance venue, seeks an Audio/Visual Technician.  Experience with digital sound consoles and projection technology is a must.  Intermediate/advanced live sound mixing skills, sound design/composition, and familiarity with Qlab preferred.  Strong audio trouble shooting and repair skills required.  Applicant must be willing to assist with general load-in, carpentry, and electrics on a regular basis.  Strong

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Artist Interview with Cynthia Word of Word Dance Theater


This Saturday and Sunday, Dance Place will host Word Dance Theater in their performance of Body|Soul, a multi-disciplinary dance theater production. Winner of two 2013 Metro DC Dance Awards, Word Dance Theater creates original and dynamic productions that test artistic boundaries and provide new theatrical experiences for audiences. Inspired by the mother of modern dance, Isadora Duncan, Word Dance Theater

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Dance Place supported by Ford Foundation and more

ReVision dance company by David Dowling

Dance Place is happy to announce we have been awarded a $115,000 challenge grant as part of the Ford Foundation and DeVos Institute’s Next Generation Arts Spaces III program to assist the organization with launching our 35th Anniversary Season. We have also been awarded a $24,000 grant from the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation’s Management Assistance Program to support

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Recap: Dance Place’s Spring 2015 New York Trip


The Dance Place Travel Club just completed our very successful first annual trip to New York (April 24 – 26, 2015). The DP/NYC experience was led by Carla Perlo with assistance by Triana Brown and included 17 donors, Dance Place Staff members, family members and friends. The April NYC 2015 trip included the following, with our group traveling together by

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Recap: Rosy Simas Residency at Dance Place


Overview   Panel Discussion This panel features Rosy Simas (Seneca), a contemporary dance choreographer based in Minneapolis and Christopher K. Morgan (Hawaiian), a contemporary dance maker based in Washington, D.C. The discussion will address how contemporary dance by Native choreographers is tied to the contemporary culture of Native people.   Talk & Chew Discussion following Master Class We Wait In

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