Dance Place Resident Companies

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Dance Place’s resident dance companies offer modern dance, African dance, and step dance performances and are available for bookings for performances, residencies, and other engagements at theaters, schools, and other performance venues. The companies are based at Dance Place and perform regularly in the DC area and beyond. Click on a company name below for more information. Coyaba Dance Theater


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Artist Highlight: Miya Hisaka, Founder/Producing Artistic Director of DCCDT / El Teatro de Danza Contemporanea

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Under Miya Hisaka‘s direction, DC Contemporary Dance Theater / El Teatro De Danza Contemporanea made its way through two continents and thirty years of artistic work. Hisaka brings ethnically diverse dancers, their root differences, as well as their similarities in executing impeccable artistry unto the center of the concert stage. It is only natural for Dance Place to be so dedicated to this

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NEWS: Apply for the 2017-2018 Season

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Apply to Be Presented or Co-presented in the Cafritz Foundation Theater! A limited number of opportunities are available each year to have your company presented or co-presented by Dance Place. Download the application here! Deadline for Submissions: December 15, 2016 by 5pm Got questions? Attend our in-person info sessions or contact Sarah Greenbaum at sarahg@danceplace.org Info Sessions at Dance Place:

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The Washington Post says, “A beautifully realized dance production”

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Dear Dance Place Family, This weekend, Dance Place’s first fully produced production What’s Going On premiered at our theater to sold out houses, followed by great reviews. The Washington Post‘s Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist Sarah Kaufman articulates it perfectly: “The timeliness of a beautifully realized dance production inspired by Gaye’s gentle protest song is almost eerie, especially given last week’s presidential election.

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NEWS: WMATA SafeTrack Plan

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IMPORTANT UPDATE WMATA has updated their SafeTrack Plan to address safety recommendations and rehabilitate the Metrorail system. Please review the information and plan your travel to-and-from classes and performances accordingly! Surge Schedules that will directly affect Brookland-CUA: Oct 29 – Nov 22: Line segment shutdown between NoMa & Fort Totten There will be no Metro access to Brookland-CUA or Rhode

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Mosaic Moves

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October 6 – November 6 UpRooted Dance presents Mosaic Moves, a video dance installation free and open to the public in Dance Place’s lobby. Enjoy this miniature theater space where dance for the camera pieces are shown for an intimate audience of one. Watch the pieces and respond in real time! Featuring original music from local artists and state of

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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 2016 Dance Place New Releases Commission recipient Briana Stuart. Audition Dates: Thursday, Feb 2, 2017: 6-10pm Friday, Feb 3, 2017: 6-10pm Performance: Saturday, May 6 at 8pm To sign up for an audition, follow these two easy steps! Step 1:

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Jess Curtis – Full DC Residency

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Leading UK disabled artist Claire Cunningham teams up with US-Berlin choreographer Jess Curtis to find a new equality – a duet, excavating their own habits and perceptions and those of their audience. During their DC tour, they will be teaching performing all over the city! Please join us and delve deeply into the work of these fascinating artists. Workshop at

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Let’s Sit Together Awhile

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Let’s Sit Together Awhile is a public art project by Tim Kime and commissioned by Dance Place for the new 8th St Arts Park. Comprised of eight locally-sourced wooden dining room chairs, the project mimics and celebrates Brookland / Edgewood’s unique diversity and eclectic community. Its whimsical feel and colorful appearance supports the current upcycling trend to enrich the site

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