Tag Archives: Modern Dance

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

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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ClancyWorks Summer Dance Institute – June 6 – 10

Join ClancyWorks at Dance Place, June 6 – 10 (10am – 4pm daily) for an exciting week exploring: Repertory & Composition Partnering & Improvisation Multiple Styles of Techniques (including Contemporary Modern, Jazz, Ballet, and Afro-Fusion) Get inspired by fellow dancers, performers, and choreographers to build upon your dance experiences! Classes will get you moving and dancing as well as challenge

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WORKSHOP: Dance with Nejla Yasemin Yatkin!

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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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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NEWS: Audition for New Releases!

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 benl@danceplace.org with questions or call Dance Place at (202) 269-1600. Audition Date: Friday, April 22 @ 6-9pm Sunday,

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Be In Brookland / Experience Edgewood Full Schedule

September 10 – 12 Thursday, September 10 6:30pm: Free live music performance with Cheick Hamala Diabaté and open artist studios on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market (716 Monroe St NE). Friday, September 11 at 6:30pm 6:30pm: Free interactive dance with the DC Casineros on the plaza outside of Busboys & Poets Brookland (625 Monroe St NE). 8:00pm: Cuban

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Artist Interview with Cynthia Word of Word Dance Theater

This Saturday and Sunday, Dance Place will host Word Dance Theater in their performance of Body|Soul, a multi-disciplinary dance theater production. Winner of two 2013 Metro DC Dance Awards, Word Dance Theater creates original and dynamic productions that test artistic boundaries and provide new theatrical experiences for audiences. Inspired by the mother of modern dance, Isadora Duncan, Word Dance Theater

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