Winter Weather Update 2/21/15


Tonight’s performance of ReVision dance company is CANCELED (Sat, Feb 21 at 8pm). Ticket holders: To exchange your ticket for the Sunday, Feb 22 at 4pm performance, please call the Box Office at (202) 269-1600 or email by Saturday, Feb 21 at 7pm. Please leave a voicemail if you are unable to reach a Box Office staff member – we will process all

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Washington Post features Brookland Neighborhood

Photo by Lisa Helfert

Check out Dance Place and our Brookland neighborhood featured in the Washington Post Going Out Guide. Read the full article >> For a long time, there were only a handful of reasons to visit Brookland: To take in a performance at Dance Place; to study at Catholic or Trinity universities; or to worship at the many religious centers in “Little

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Winter Weather Update 2/17/15


Dance Place will be closed on Tuesday, February 17. All activities, including adult and kids classes, are canceled. 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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Artist Interview: Lula & Erwin Washington of Lula Washington Dance Theatre

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Lula Washington began her illustrious career in dance at age 22, entering UCLA’s dance program after discovering modern dance at Harbor Community College. She went on to found Lula Washington Dance Theatre with her husband, Erwin Washington. Today, the company’s influence reaches near and far, tours nationwide and teaching inner-city Los Angeles students. Dance Place is thrilled to present Lula

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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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