October 18-20, 2013
Soweto-born Gregory Maqoma is an internationally recognized dancer, choreographer, director and scriptwriter, who began his dance training in 1990, and studied at the Performing Arts Research and Training School in Belgium. Exit/Exist is a piece based on the life of Xhosa chief, Maqoma, who played an influential role in the Eastern Cape frontier wars in South Africa during the 19th century. Engaging themes of colonial displacement, the piece involves collaboration with 4 person singing group, South African Ensemble Complete, and world-fusion guitarist, Giuliano Modarelli. Artspoken, South Africa hailed Maqoma’s work as “a work of extraordinary depth and physical and musical deftness.”
November 8-10, 2013
“Jonah Bokaer is contemporary dance’s renaissance man.” -The New York Times
A groundbreaking choreographer and acclaimed visual artist join forces to create a unique, visually original world of dance. Jonah Bokaer and visual artist Daniel Arsham bring fruition a thrilling new multidisciplinary piece. Occupant focuses on movement in relationship to built spaces, objects, lighting, and other media, creating illusions in stage space.
March 29-30, 2014
A protégé of the legendary master Bharatanatyam artist, Alarmél Valli, Aparna Ramaswamy has been described as a “marvel of buoyant agility and sculptural clarity” (Dance Magazine). Born in India and raised in the US, Ramaswamy has gained much success as both a solo dancer and principal dancer with the Ragamala Dance Company. Ramaswamy’s work addresses the spirituality and philosophy of her South Indian heritage.
April 4-6, 2014
Camille A. Brown has sought to defy the boundaries between dance and theatre. Brown has been commissioned by the Ailey Company, Ballet Memphis, and the August Wilson Dance Ensemble, among others. Storytelling through dance and engaging social issues that persist among past and present, Camille A. Brown & Dancers present Mr. Tol E. RAncE, a piece inspired by the Spike Lee film, Bamboozled (2002) that explores the sustained racial archetypes of black performers while celebrating their tenacity and perseverance.
May 17-18, 2014
One of Dance Magazine’s 2009 “25 to Watch,” Choreographer Kyle Abraham brings his extraordinary company, Abraham.in.Motion, to Washington to perform his latest work, Live! The Realest MC. Inspired by Pinocchio’s plight to be a “real boy,” Kyle Abraham’s ensemble dance work investigates gender roles in the black community and the quest for acceptance in the world of hip-hop celebrity. Live! The Realest MC, an evolution of previous solo work by Abraham, references our own humanity in this digital age, creating an abstracted and humorously dark narrative that places the iconic childhood character in an industrial dystopia.
A co-presentation with Dance Place.
May 31 – June 1, 2014
New England based dancer and choreographer, Adele Myers takes pride in her dancers’ unique athleticism and theatricality in performances. Hailed as someone who can “shape a world onstage” (New York Times) and whose work is “charged, savvy, contextual,” (Heidi Henderson, Elephant Jane Dance), Myers and Dancers introduce Einstein’s Happiest Thought, a multidisciplinary piece that explores sensations born of risk and anticipation. Einstein’s Happiest Thought was inspired by Myers’ struggle with a fear of heights while attending NY Trapeze School. Myers and Dancers collaborate with LA based film maker, Emmy Picket, and composer, Josh Quillen of Sō Percussion.
“Who wants to sit still and be quiet for the holidays?” Can Step Afrika! teach a polar bear to step? What about a penguin? This December, come make music with Step Afrika! and their furry friends from the Animal Kingdom in this new holiday tradition! Come ready to bring in the festive season with a bang featuring the electrifying artists from Step Afrika! and special guest DJ Frosty the Snowman. We’ll get you in the mood for the festive season.
Don’t miss this interactive holiday experience.
Group Reservations are available for groups of 10 or more.Tickets: $35.50 -Adults $22- Seniors-Students-Military $15- Kids 17 & Under
$88- Family Fun Pack (includes 4 tickets, snack and drink; 2 adults and 2 children between ages 2 and 16.) Call Atlas Box Office at 202.399.7993 ext. 2 to purchase Family Fun Pack
Joy of Motion Dance Center
Fall Youth Company Concert 2013 - Join Joy of Motion Dance Center as we celebrate our youth companies in the annual Fall Youth Company Concert! The concert will feature performances in a range of styles from hip hop to belly dance! Performing companies include DanceFusion Jazz Project, Groove Elements, Jazz Factor, Raqs Jameel, Rhythmix, Soles of Steel, Vibe Tribe and the Youth Dance Ensemble!
Dance Place showcases twelve world-class contemporary dance companies that call DC home, each with different points of view. Experience the rich field of modern dance in the Greater DC Metropolitan area!Tickets: General Admission Advance* Sales: $25 General Admission at the Door Sales: $30 Children (17 & under) Advance* Sales: $12 Children (17 & under) at the Door Sale: $15. *Advance price available online and by phone up to 3 hours before the performance.
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Bowen McCauley Dance Dance Exchange
Christopher K. Morgan & Artists Jane Franklin Dance
Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Company Naoko Maeshiba/Kibism
Daniel Burkholder/The PlayGround Rebollar Dance
Human Landscape Dance VTDance/Vincent E. Thomas
Atlas Performing Arts Center in collaboration with Tantehorse USA and Community Partner Taffety Punk features
Renowned Czech physical theatre artist, choreographer, director and author, Miřenka Čechová, returns to the Atlas in a day of creative and experimental workshops.
Session I: Technique Class • 11-12:30 PM
This class will concentrate on effective stretches and other warm-up routines that activate the body and prepare it for successful movement, rehearsal and performance. The primary aim is to develop physical sensibility, psychic concentration and to search for the unlimited possibility in human expression.
Open to participants of all levels.
Session II: Workshop Intensive • 2-6 PM
This class will function as a continuation of the work begun in Session I and will also explore how to effectively use the body as a means for total expression. Participants will be exposed to Dr. Čechová’s physical vocabulary and will engage in exercises that expand upon it and enable participants to discover and explore their own creativity.
The Workshop Intensive will introduce participants to the method of performing called total act.* [*Total act concerns the connection between physical virtuosity, creative intention and the authenticity of a performer on the stage.]
Open to intermediate and advanced (professional) participants.
For more information:
NJ Snider • email@example.com • +1 202 213 9471