African Water Spirit Mami Wata Subject of Coyaba Performances

Coyaba Dance Theater will present a performance of traditional and contemporary West African dance and music relating to the water spirit Mami Wata, who can take the form of a mermaid, snake charmer, warrior, or siren, at Dance Place in Washington, D.C., on February 25 and 26.

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Audiences from Kazakhstan to Zimbabwe to Welcome U.S. Companies

The second season of DanceMotion USASM, which sends American dance companies overseas to engage with audiences and communities, especially underserved youth, through dance and other means, with kick off with a special event this week.

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Dance Place Presents Chills and Thrills for Listeners Big and Small

SpeakeasyDC and Dance Place have teamed up to present two evenings of original storytelling, “SpeakeasyDC Presents Boo: A night of true stories about things that are scary,” on Halloween weekend at Dance Place in Washington, DC.

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African Dance, Music, Food, and Crafts Part of DanceAfrica, DC

The vitality and richness of African culture will be demonstrated through dance, music, visual arts, food, clothing, and crafts this summer at the 24th annual “DanceAfrica, DC” celebration, May 30 to June 5 at Dance Place, 3225 Eighth Street NE, Washington DC.

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Indian Dance Forms Highlight Dakshina Dance Company Performance

Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company returns to Dance Place in Washington, DC, on April 2 at 8pm and April 3 at 7pm with a program of works by Eric Hampton, Anna Sokolow, and Ludovic Jolivet, plus a new piece created on the Dance Place Repertory Class.

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West African Dance Company Concert Honors Dr. Sherrill Johnson

The KanKouran West African Dance Company will return to Dance Place in Washington, D.C. for its annual concert this January, which will celebrate the life of the late Dr. Sherrill Berryman Johnson, a professor of dance and coordinator of the Howard University Dance Major Program.

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World’s End Considered in Solo Piece by Choreographer Maida Withers

The Washington, D.C., premiere of Fare Well—The End of the World as We Know It OR Dancing Your Way to Paradise, a work by dancer and choreographer Maida Withers, will be held in November at Dance Place, 3225 8th Street NE.

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