DanceAfrica, DC 2016 Festival Schedule

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May 31 – June 5 The 29th annual festival celebrating the dance and music of the African Diaspora! Featuring outstanding African dance companies from the DC metropolitan area, a master class series and African Marketplace, this festival is guaranteed to inspire, invigorate, educate and entertain. INDOOR PERFORMANCES SATURDAY, JUNE 4 2pm – Family Series African Heritage Dancers and Drummers Ayanna

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WORKSHOP: Dance with Nejla Yasemin Yatkin!

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April 25 at 6pm April 26 at 6:30pm April 27 at 7pm April 28 at 6:30pm Join Nejla Yatkin to explore both intimately and broadly the interaction of people, movement and the environment through dance and movement. Join us to learn to move and play through space and time. This series of workshops explores what moves people and how people

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Welcome to Art on 8th – Free Events in Brookland


Enjoy free music, dance, arts and crafts in Brookland and Edgewood Events take place Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from May – September 2016 Thursdays: Live Music at 6:30pm on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market (716 Monroe St NE) Hear great music including Brazilian / Bluegrass Fusion from Matuto, latin beats from the Rumba Club, jazz vocalists Natalie Jean

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Rethink the Way you look at dance!


Join us 15 minutes before performances of Jody Oberfelder Projects’ The Brain Piece for a pre-show discussion with neuroscientist Jessica Phillips-Silver! The Brain Piece uses dance, music, sound, set and film, objective art and subjective science to explore how the mind perceives the world. The piece is the result of Oberfelder’s research and brainstorming sessions with noted neuroscientists Dr. Wendy

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THANK YOU! 8th St Arts Park Groundbreaking


Our Arts Park Groundbreaking was a huge success yesterday! Thank you again to all of those who joined us as we launched the newest arts development in Brookland / Edgewood. Thanks again to Filter Coffeehouse and Espresso Bar and Annie’s Ace Hardware for putting their special touch on the event. Check out photos from the event on our Facebook page now! Thank you to our speakers Councilmember

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CONGRATS! Deborah Riley Recieves Pola Nirenska Award

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Last night to great acclaim, Dance Place co-Director and Choreographer Deborah Riley accepted the Pola Nirenska Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance. A hearty congratulations to our beloved co-Director! The Pola Nirenska Committee presented the award on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, alongside performances by Company E: “She has danced in

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NEWS: Audition for New Releases!

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Dance Place’s annually curated showcase features some of the best new works by established and emerging choreographers. Performance will feature 2015 Dance Place New Releases Commission recipient Chelsea Brown. Call 202.269.1600 to reserve your audition slot today! Please email Ben Levine at with questions or call Dance Place at (202) 269-1600. Audition Date: Friday, April 22 @ 6-9pm Sunday,

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Travel to New York City with Deborah Riley!

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Friday, April 15 – Saturday, April 16 Get the inside story on the mecca of global dance! The evolution of Soho, the downtown dance scene and new innovations in dance/social justice work. TRIP ITINERARY Friday, April 15 11am Depart DC from Union Station 3pm Check into Holiday Inn Hotel-Chelsea 5pm Dinner with Kim Chan, formerly with Washington Performing Arts and

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Read All About It: Dance Place’s Annual Report 2014-15


Thank you for your generous support during our 2014-2015 Season! We’re pleased to share our Annual Report with you, celebrating the Grand Re-Opening of our beloved facility and the expansion of programming that filled our space and went beyond into the community. Our FY15 Annual Report describes our accomplishments in nurturing artists, helping young people become responsible citizens and making

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NEWS: Groundbreaking for the 8th St Arts Park

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With the Public Space Permit unanimously approved by the DDOT Public Space Committee, Dance Place is proud to announce the Groundbreaking of the 8th St Arts Park on Thursday, March 31 at 4pm. RSVP by email or call 202.269.1600 for this exclusive event by March 21 to take part in this historic kick-off. Confirmed speakers at the event include

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