Dance Place supported by Ford Foundation and more


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

Rosy Simas. We Wait in the Darkness. Photo by Ian Douglas 4

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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Artist Interview: Ariel Freedman, dancer with zoe|juniper and Helen Simoneau Danse

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In today’s modern dance climate, it is common for a dancer to work on concurrent projects with different choreographers. International dance artist Ariel Freedman provides Dance Place audiences with an unusual treat by performing in two different touring artists’ works back-to-back: last weekend she performed with Helen Simoneau Danse; this weekend you can see her in zoe|juniper’s production, BeginAgain. Originally

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Dance Place Annual Reports

Photo by Lisa Helfert

2013-2014 In our 2013-2014 program year, Dance Place took a daring leap forward with the expansion and renovation of our building, simultaneous to the continued delivery of our robust programming. From the youngest campers to oldest audience members, artists, staff, board and steering committee members, everyone supported the organization during this challenging year of transition. With this strong focus, we’ve

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Call for dancers: BodyCartography performance

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BodyCartography is looking for six local dancers to participate in their upcoming performance of Super Nature at Dance Place, May 16 and 17. Full of artifice and animal appetites, Super Nature engages the wild, the domestic, and the civilized aspects of human nature to create a radical ecological melodrama. Directors Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad are looking for a diverse

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Winter Weather Update 3/6/2015


Dance Place offices are closed on Friday, March 6. All classes and youth programs are canceled. Performance tonight will go on as scheduled: 8:00pm Performance by Rueda All Stars and DC Casineros, followed by 10:00pm Cuban Dance Social. Dance Place follows the DC Public Schools schedule for closures. Please check this page or Dance Place’s Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates on any closures or cancellations.  

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