Take Our Survey: Your Thoughts on the Renovations


We want to hear from you! Now that our historic renovations are completed, we welcome your feedback on our new facilities! Please take less than 5 minutes of your time to take our short survey. Take Survey » Your invaluable responses will be kept confidential and will be used to improve the work that we do. Should you decide to

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Artist Interview: Nancy Havlik of Dance Performance Group


Nancy Havlik Dance Performance Group, a DC-based ensemble focusing on improvisation- based modern dance, has performed in numerous traditional and site-specific venues since its creation by Nancy Havlik in 1989. Havlik works closely with both her dancers and the performance location to create engaging dance works. I spoke with Havlik about her upcoming performance at Dance Place, Love and Other Verbs.

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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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