NEWS: Kresge Case Study Features Dance Place

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Dance Place is delighted to share with you the case study commissioned by the Kresge Foundation to highlight Dance Place’s leading creative placemaking activities within Brookland / Edgewood. Read Case Study >> In 2014, Dance Place was awarded a leading $500,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation to support the creation of the 8th St Arts Park and Art on 8th

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RECAP: Celebrate Carla

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On June 24, 2017, over 200 friends joined us at Celebrate Carla to honor our Founding Director Carla Perlo before her upcoming retirement. Carla’s immense impact on the performing arts field has changed the face of dance in our country today. Her legacy serves as a great gift to the DC community and she deserves every accolade and more for

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NEWS: Congrats to our 2017 New Releases Commission

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Congratulations to Tarik O’Meally, the recipient of Dance Place’s 2017 New Releases Commission! The commissioned work will premiere at the 2018 New Releases Choreographers Showcase on May 26, 2018. Dance Place’s annually curated showcase features some of the best new works by established and emerging choreographers.   About Tarik O’Meally Tarik Darrell O’Meally was born in Queens, New York and

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NEW: Sharon Mansur Master Class

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Wednesday, June 14 at 10:15am-12pm Release into gravity, engage your core and find your power in Sharon Mansur’s contemporary dance class. With somatics, improvisation, yoga and daily movements woven in, this class embodies an active dialogue with inner sensation and outer expression. Through both movement sequences and improvisation scores, the whole person is emphasized. Virtuosity exists in many forms, including

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RECAP: DanceAfrica, DC 30th Anniversary


Thank you to everyone who joined us for DanceAfrica, DC’s 30th Anniversary! This meaningful, lively event in honor of our beloved Baba Chuck Davis was an absolute success. We’re already planning for next year so be sure to watch out for more information from us soon! Memorial Video Press from the Festival “‘The drums, the spirit of the festival, the

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Carla & Deborah on the radio!


Thanks to our friends at We Act Radio for hosting Carla & Deborah on their show. Host Kymone Freeman quizzes our incredible leaders on their 37 years of building the field of dance in DC and what comes next for them. Listen to the whole interview here! Applaud our differences & celebrate our similarities – Dance Place A native Washingtonian,

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Performances Coming Up in May!

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Theater Director Ben Levine gives a quick peek at May performances in our Month-In-A-Minute! New Releases Choreographers Showcase (May 6) Buy Tickets Rhodessa Jones & Idris Ackamoor (May 12 – 13) Buy Tickets Dance Place’s NEXTGeneration Showcase (May 20) Buy Tickets Eiko Otake (May 20) Free Events DanceAfrica, DC 30th Anniversary (May 30 – June 4) Buy Tickets  

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RECAP: Celebrate Deborah


What a wonderful, celebratory tribute this past weekend! We’re so glad you were able to join us. Deborah’s 30 years at Dance Place have been a great gift to the dance community and we couldn’t be happier to dedicate this evening to her legacy. Created with flickr slideshow.       Here’s a message from Deborah as she reflects on

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