Posts Tagged ‘American Dance INstitute’

Dancing on Their Own

Outside of Sidney Harman Hall last Thursday evening, Keira Hart Mendoza’s company UpRooted Dance was releasing balloons into the sky.
Titled “What Goes Up Must Come Down,” her piece transformed the sidewalk into a windswept stage, while dancers with balloons clipped to their bodies and hair floated into the Harman’s foyer. It was a delightful, thoughtful exploration [...]

ToDo ToDay: Joe Bataan! Howard Homecoming! Cyclocross!

After making music for nearly 50 years, Afro-Filipino R&B singer Joe Bataan deserves his title as the King of Latin Soul. But music is only part of his story. As the popularity of Latin soul music waned, Bataan, a former gang member, disappeared from the industry completely and spent 20 years as a juvenile counselor [...]

Representing Observation and Perception Through Movement, at ADI Tonight

The American Dance Institute’s incubator program, which was updated and upgraded in 2010, is making its public debut tonight. Advanced Beginner Group, a New York-based modern dance company run by choreographer David Neumann, has been in residence at ADI for the past five days and will perform a version of its new piece, Restless Eye, [...]

A Little ’60s Funk and a Little Empowerment, at ADI this Weekend

There’s something very special about David Dorfman.
Just about anyone who’s worked with the Connecticut-based choreographer will agree: he really, genuinely seems to like people. That warmth and insatiable urge to connect comes across in the workshops he teaches, the interviews he gives, and it’s there onstage in the shows he creates—embedded in both the movements [...]

The Rockville Suite: How American Dance Institute Became the Area’s Most Progressive Dance Venue

Emerge from the Twinbrook Metrorail station in search of the American Dance Institute, and you might wonder if you got off on the wrong stop. Ahead is Rockville Pike and its endless caravan of determined cars. One side is lined with familiar strip mall hallmarks: Hooters, Fuddruckers, and a Sleepys mattress store. The other is a [...]