Posts Tagged ‘Dance Place’

Arts Roundup: John Fahey Edition

John Fahey bio In Search of Blind Joe Death shows at AFI Silver Theatre this weekend. [Post]
The D.C.-set Scandal is just one TV show chipping away at the "strong black woman" stereotype. [Buzzfeed]
A Captain America trailer shows shots filmed in the District. [DCist]
Honoring Dance Place founder Carla Perlo means honoring decades of dance in the [...]

D.C.’s Artist Exchange Asks Local Creatives to Pool Resources

Last fall, dancer Emily Eakland found herself in need of new professional photographs for her résumé. Rather than pay for a photoshoot, she recruited two friends—a photographer and a stylist who needed samples for their own portfolios—to work on the project. "The three of us got together to take the photos of me, and we all [...]

ToDo ToDay: A Goodbye Party at Dance Place, Mary Coble at Corcoran

Ask any local dancers about performing at Dance Place, and they will likely give you an earful about the dressing areas. The tiny concrete cells more closely resemble a state park bathroom than a proper place to stretch and prepare for a performance. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of love for the Brookland [...]

Arts Roundup: The Day the Music Died Edition

Chuck Brown Park loses its amphitheater. [Housing Complex]
The green paint is almost gone! [WJLA]
Montgomery County's Nighttime Economy Task Force aims to make Montgomery County a nightlife destination. [WTOP]
Rorschach and Synetic theater companies meet their Kickstarter goals. [Post]
Dance Place breaks ground on its soon-to-be-renovated space. [AP via WJLA]
Got three-and-a-half minutes to burn? Watch this sucky Metro [...]

The Blueprint Period

Though luxury condos and high-dollar restaurants may be the most obvious signs of investment in Washington, a few D.C. arts venues are getting a much-needed boost, too. Here are a few of them.
Church Street Theater
D.C. company Keegan Theatre’s primary venue in Dupont Circle “was never really properly equipped as a fully functioning theater, at least [...]

Smooth Moves: Two Improv Masters Perform “Sightlines”

Dance Place is the region’s most reliable spot for local and touring modern dance, yes. But it’s also famous for its years-long loyalty to specific choreographers.
Daniel Burkholder and Sharon Mansur are two examples. This weekend, the Brookland venue hosts the duo's two-person show, "Sightlines." The dancers, who are celebrating their 20th anniversary of collaborating together, [...]

Dance This Weekend: Robin Becker Dance and Beyond

A quick look at a few interesting dance events going on this weekend:
Tonight and tomorrow night, Georgetown University continues to wade into the dance field with an intriguing work called "Into Sunlight." Performed by 16 dancers from the New York-based Robin Becker Dance company, the piece was inspired by Washington Post associate editor David Maraniss’ [...]

Different Ways of Seeing, at Dance Place This Weekend

“Makes sense,” I thought to myself when I heard that Tzveta Kassabova and Naoko Maeshiba were sharing an evening at Dance Place. Their show, titled what we see, why we see, runs this weekend.
After all, the two artists have a lot in common. Strong, original movers who fully inhabit the space they’re in, both are [...]

At Dance Place, Identity Crises Under a Magnifying Glass

This weekend, the Washington-based contemporary dance ensemble Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Company is performing at Dance Place. Founder and choreographer Dana Tai Soon Burgess, a Korean-American who grew up in New Mexico, has long mined his Asian heritage and personal history in works that virtually always focus on identity struggles, including pieces like Chino Latino [...]

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 [...]