Call for Proposals: Public Art Projects


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 public art works is anticipated for May-June or

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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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Be In Brookland / Experience Edgewood Full Schedule


September 10 – 12 Thursday, September 10 6:30pm: Free live music performance by Sahel and open artist studios on the Arts Walk at Monroe St. 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 Dance Social

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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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Artist Interview with Guggenheim Fellow, Rosy Simas

Rosy Simas (Seneca), a contemporary dance choreographer based out of Minneapolis, MN, is both an expert mover and an innovative creator. This weekend, Rosy brings her solo work We Wait In The Darkness to Dance Place. This work was created to heal DNA scars of Rosy’s maternal ancestors – significant because the Seneca people (who are a part of the

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Announcing the Alan M. Kriegsman Creative Residency

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Marking the inauguration of the Alan M. Kriegsman Creative Residency, Dance Place welcomes Koma for an intensive residency to create the new, multi-disciplinary work, The Ghost Festival. Acclaimed as a member of the path-breaking duo Eiko & Koma, Koma will explore his first multi-disciplinary solo in this residency from May 3rd to May 8th, which includes dedicated studio space, housing

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