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What’s Going On

November 17, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$15 - $30

Friday, November 17 at 7:30pm


What’s Going On. Photo by Jonathan Hsu Photography & Video

Returning home after a sold-out nationwide tour, What’s Going On is Dance Place’s critically acclaimed producing debut that “offers the sweetest solace possible: people coming together” (The Washington Post). Artistic Director Vincent E. Thomas looks through the lens of Marvin Gaye’s transcendent music and finds a reflection of the world today. Taking inspiration from 1971’s inimitable What’s Going On, Marvin Gaye’s insights into life, love and social justice are given fresh perspectives with choreography by Vincent E. Thomas, Ralph Glenmore and Sylvia Soumah.

This evening-length work features Modern, Jazz and West African dance. What’s Going On seeks to provoke thoughtfulness and spark conversations to ignite change in each community it touches.

‘a beautifully realized dance production’

‘comfort… was abundantly on offer in this show, as well as defiance and a gloom-lifting spiritual boost’

‘a soaring vision of collective harmony’

– Sarah Kaufman, The Washington Post

What’s Going On is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by Dance Place in partnership with The CenterStage at the Reston Community Center and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). Find out more about What’s Going On’s national tour, press accolades and book the company here.
Header photo by Jonathan Hsu Photography & Video.


$20 Admission
$15 Admission (Dance Place Members, Seniors and Artists)
$5 College Students and Children (17 & Under)


November 17, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$15 - $30
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