NEA Gives Dance Place’s Art on 8th Project a Financial Boost

Washington DC’s Dance Place will receive $150,000 to support expanded community programming through its Art on 8th project, thanks to a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town grant.

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Companies Must Make Do during Dance Place Renovation Project

Dance Place, the well-regarded but rickety Washington D.C. venue that’s been presenting dance shows since 1986, will close its theater in 2013 to undergo a $4 million, five-month renovation project, reports the Washington Post.

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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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Rennie Harris Puremovement Plans D.C. Performances

Rennie Harris Puremovement (RHPM) returns to Washington, D.C.’s Dance Place for performances January 28 at 8pm and January 29 at 4pm.

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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 Celebrates 31st Season with Annual Gala

Washington DC’s Dance Place will celebrate its 31st anniversary season and partnership with the new Brookland Artspace Lofts at its annual gala fundraiser November 12 at 7:30pm.

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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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Dance Theater Troupe Kicks off Dance Place’s 31st Season

Dance Place’s 31st annual season kicks off with the internationally acclaimed PEARSONWIDRIG DANCETHEATER, directed by choreographers Sara Pearson and Patrik Widrig, on September 17 at 8pm and September 18 at 7pm.

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Dance Place Features New Works in Adjudicated Showcase

Dance Place’s annual adjudicated showcase of new works by established and emerging choreographers from throughout the region will feature works ranging in styles from modern to contemporary ballet.

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D.C. Teacher and Choreographer Eric Hampton Remembered

Karen Reedy Dance returns to Dance Place this July with a program that honors the late Eric Hampton, a Washington D.C.-area teacher, choreographer, and performer.

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Seven DC Choreographers Offer Performances of Pieces about Places

“Places in Space,” a collaborative performance presenting work from seven Washington, DC-based choreographers, will be held June 18 at 8pm and June 19 at 7pm at Dance Place.

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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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Nicholas Leichter and Monstah Black Bring ‘The Whiz’ to D.C.

Nicholas Leichter and Monstah Black’s take on a classic American tale, The Whiz: Obamaland, will be presented at Washington, DC’s Dance Place on March 26 at 8:00 p.m. and March 27 at 7:00 p.m.

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Dance Place Gets $100,000 Renovation Grant

Dance Place has received a Space for Change Planning and Pre-Development Grant to help translate its vision for an exemplary art space into a buildable plan.

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Dance Place Showcases DC-Area Youth Performing Groups

Dance Place collaborates with several local dance organizations to present the Youth Dance Festival, an evening showcasing the next generation of artistic excellence, March 19 at 8:00 p.m. and March 20 at 4:00 p.m.

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Public Input Helped to Shape Dance Piece by Unevenlane

What RU Missing?, a dance work created through a process of public input and discussion, will be part of Unevenlane’s weekend of performances at Dance Place this February.

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Hear True Tales of Love at Dance Place Valentine’s Party

Dance Place offers its annual Valentine’s Dance Party on February 12 at 7:00 p.m. with guest storytellers SpeakeasyDC and music by DJ Glowstik.

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Speechless” Looks At Communication Struggles of Special Needs Children

Speechless, a new work choreographed by Angella Foster for alight dance theater, will be presented at Dance Place, 3225 Eighth Street NE, Washington, DC, on January 29 at 8:00 p.m. and January 30 at 4:00 p.m.

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Former Paul Taylor Dancer Showcases Choreography at Dance Place

New York City-based TAKE Dance brings energy and emotion to the Dance Place stage, 3225 Eighth Street NE, Washington, DC, on January 22 at 8:00 p.m. and January 23 at 4:00 p.m.

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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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Dancers Old and Young Join in Celebration of Kwanzaa

More than 80 performers from toddlers to seniors will ring in the season with a joyous celebration of Kwanzaa by the Coyaba Dance Theater at Dance Place in Washington, DC, on December 18 at 2:00 p.m. and December 19 at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.

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Dance Place Concert Looks Ahead to Changes in Studio Space

Carla & Company’s December concert, “Nothing Stays the Same,” celebrates the company’s last home season at Dance Place, 3225 8th Street NE, Washington, DC.

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Homelessness Topic of Lesole’s Dance Project November Performance

Choreographer Lesole Z. Maine premieres Without a Home, an evening-length Afro-fusion work inspired by the complexities of homelessness, at Dance Place, 3225 8th Street NE, Washington, D.C., this November.

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Nejla Y. Yatkin/YN2Dance to Showcase Best Works from the Past Decade

Nejla Y. Yatkin/NY2 Dance will showcase some of its best works from the past 10 years during “Dancing to Freedom” this November at Dance Place, 3225 Eighth Street NE, Washington, DC.

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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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Latin American Dance in D.C.

El Teatro de Danza Contemporanea of El Salvador will perform October 1 to 3 at Dance Place as part of the Washington, D.C., facility’s Latin American Dance Festival.

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‘Mixed Use Space’ Opens Dance Place Season

Mixed Use Space, a dynamic installation by Arachne Aerial Arts with choreographer/performers Tzveta Kassabova and Lillian Cho, will launch the 30th anniversary season of Dance Place in Washington, DC, on September 25 and 26.

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Concerts Feature D.C. Arts Camp Youngsters

The Energizers Creative Arts Camp Concert, featuring participants in a summer program that promotes artistic and academic achievement by youngsters in the Washington, D.C,, area, will be held at 7 p.m. August 12 and 13 at Dance Place in Washington.

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Choreographers’ Showcase at Dance Place

Works in styles ranging from modern to classical Indian dance will be featured July 31 and August 1 in Dance Place’s annual adjudicated showcase of new works by established and emerging choreographers from the Washington, D.C., area.

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Wanna Dance? Join This ‘Club’

Next Reflex Dance Collective will transform the stage at Dance Place in Washington, D.C., into a nightclub known as The Pea for performances of Electro Shutdown & the Pea on July 24 and 25.

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D.C. Concert by Ko-Ryo Dance Theater

Ko-Ryo Dance Theater, which fuses modern and traditional Korean dance, will perform May 15 and 16 at Dance Place in Washington, D.C.

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Sokolow’s Rooms to Be Staged in D.C.

Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company will present Anna Sokolow’s modern dance classic Rooms (1955) on May 1 and 2 at Dance Place in Washington, D.C.

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Food for Thought, Food for the Needy

Food is both a theme and a cause at Dance Place in Washington, D.C., in April, when its dance company in residence, Deborah Riley Dance Projects, premieres Chew on This with the assistance of 14 members of Dance Place’s repertory and performance class.

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L.A. Troupe Plans Cross-Country Birthday Trip

CONTRA-TIEMPO, a Los Angeles-based dance company, will celebrate its fifth anniversary with performances of three signature works April 10 and 11 at Dance Place in Washington, D.C.

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D.C.’s Young Dancers Showcased

The vitality of youth dance troupes in the Washington, D.C., area will be celebrated March 20 and 21 at the Youth Dance Festival at the city’s Dance Place, 3225 Eighth Street NE.

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Maeshiba and Mansur at Dance Place

Naoko Maeshiba and Sharon Mansur, two dance artists based in the Washington, D.C., area, will present an evening of dance theater April 2 and 3 at Dance Place, 3225 Eighth Street NE, Washington.

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