Audition: New Releases Choreographers Showcase 2015

Audition Date: Sunday, April 19 @ 9:30am-4:30pm Additional Audition Information: Auditions will take place in the Cafritz Foundation Theater at Dance Place. Recorded music must be on CD or mp3 player with standard 1/8″ input (if applicable) Choreographer MUST have definitive connection to the DC Metro area, as defined by: Choreographer must reside in Washington, DC, Montgomery and Prince George’s

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Artist Interview: Ben Levy of LEVYdance

LEVYdance, based in San Francisco, brings their innovative, participatory evening-length work, Soar, to Dance Place Saturday, January 10 at 8pm and Sunday, January 11 at 4pm. This performance takes audiences beyond the traditional theater experience by placing them in the performance space, transcending the barrier between performer and viewer. We spoke with Artistic Director Ben Levy about the choreographic process

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Help ReVision go to South Africa

Great news! ReVision dance company has been awarded a highly competitive Sister Cities Grant funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities to travel to Pretoria, South Africa. We are honored and extremely excited about the upcoming trip this January 2015. ReVision needs your help to match the funds received by the DC Commission to make our trip a

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Dance Place Receives Prestigious Creative Placemaking Award From The Kresge Foundation

Dance Place is pleased to announce a significant grant award from The Kresge Foundation — a $3 billion private, national foundation — to expand the organization’s creative placemaking activities in the Brookland NE neighborhood of Washington, DC.  The grant will support the creation and operation of an Arts Park  (situated in the existing Kearney Street Alley between the Brookland Artspace Lofts and

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Master Class Series 2015

Experience class with choreographers from all across the country in Dance Place’s Master Class series! Drop in for only $15 to these classes. All classes located at Dance Place unless otherwise noted. Pay for Class » Saturday, March 14: 11am- 12:30pm* Helen Simoneau Danse (from NYC) The class moves towards large moving combination exploring full use of space, shifts of

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Dance Place Grand Re-Opening Celebrations

Download the full recap of activities from our Grand Re-Opening! What a momentous week of events we’ve had with our Be In Brookland / Community Open House, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Gala Performance and Party. It’s been wonderful to have all of our friends’ and neighbors’ participation in our programs and the generous support in arriving at our Grand Re-Opening after 10 months of intensive

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Artist Interview: Stephen Clapp of Dance Box Theater

Exciting local companies Dance Box Theater and force/collision take to our stage this weekend to present two original works — Windswept, created and performed by Stephen Clapp of Dance Box Theater, and force/collision’s JARMAN (all this maddening beauty) by Founding Director John Moletress. Inspired by queer icon Derek Jarman, Moltress’ work merges video and live performance to reconstruct the essence of the cult

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Artist Interview: PEARSONWIDRIG DANCETHEATER’s Sara Pearson

This weekend, esteemed local company PEARSONWIDRIG DANCETHEATER takes the stage with a special triple bill — an excerpt from their signature work Ordinary Festivals, a new spoken word solo by Sara Pearson and the world premiere of rapture. Set to the music of composer Michael Wall and Korean contemporary artist Uh Uh Boo, rapture explores what the mystics say happens after death — a heightened sense

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Artist Interview: Hind Benali

As part of their US tour, Fleur d’Orange brings their riveting performance of IDENTITY/IDENTITÉ to Dance Place for one night only. Spearheaded by choreographer and dancer Hind Benali, the intense, image-rich movement of the piece traces the personal interiors and public exteriors of Moroccan life — a nation that stands at the crossroads of past and present, Africa and Europe.

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