What’s Going On

Currently on Tour!

For Booking, contact Carla Perlo at cperlo@danceplace.org or 240.353.2418.


November 2016: Six SOLD OUT performances at Dance Place – Washington, DC
February 22, 2017: SOLD OUT at The CenterStage at the Reston Community Center – Reston, VA
March 4 – 5, 2017: SOLD OUT at Theater Project, Baltimore, MD
March 24, 2017: Harbison Theater, Midlands Technical College – Irmo, SC

April 2, 2017: Free Excerpt at Marvin Gaye Park and The Riverside Center – Washington, DC
May 13, 2017: Free Excerpt at Marvin Gaye Park and The Riverside Center – Washington, DC
June 3, 2017 at 8pm: Excerpt at Dance Place’s DanceAfrica, DC – Washington, DC
Oct 13, 2017: The Myrna Loy Center – Helena, MT
November 18 – 19, 2017: Dance Place – Washington, DC

More dates pending!


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 new 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’

‘a sweeping, circular finale… offered the sweetest solace possible: people coming together’

(Washington Post)

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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). For more information: www.npnweb.org.