MASTERMOVERS Series facilitates an open environment where experienced dancers can build, expand and challenge their technical prowess while liberating their bodies to new depths of artistry. The series focuses on, but not limited to, Contemporary Ballet, Contemporary Modern, and Repertoire.
Wednesday, January 16th 7:00-8:00pm
Tuesday, January 24th 6:30-7:30pm
Do you enjoy having a great time dancing and want to get a great sweat in too? Come start your new year off in a fun and energetic dance and fitness class led by instructor, Rumbi. Classes are for ALL dance levels! This one hour class will have you dancing to hip-hop, afro-beats, top hits, 90's throwbacks and learning some SEXY moves! Ladies and gentlemen welcome!
Dance ICONS is for dancers to perform new original works set by the Institute’s post-graduate choreographers: Truly Bennett, Kimmie Dobbs Chan, Kyoko Fujimoto, Rebecca Lallande, Marie McNair, Diana Moveius, Stacy Palatt, Breiana Seals
Shakespeare's Cymbeline re-imagined
Adapted and Directed by Charlie Marie McGrath
Pointless explores what happens when Princess Imogen's fairy tale narrative doesn't go according to plan. Get ready for a mash-up of the Bards' most classic plot twists - mis-identity, an estranged royal family, fantastical forests, and a wicked stepmother - told through stylized movement and shadow puppetry.
Like the seasons, we move through phases, grow, shed, renew and evolve. No matter where you are in this process of becoming, when you pause to notice your internal sensations, pause to really attend your inner landscape, you nourish your innate capacity to find balance.
Come join us for 1 and/or 2 afternoons of Continuum to explore breath, sound and movement, taking time to nourish yourself, listening to the quiet still place inside.
Wander rooms featuring live local band THE NORTH COUNTRY, performance artist RENEE REGAN/SELF LOVE, and BODY-PAINTING by DC Creators. EDM DJ's kJARBOE and MICFREAK round out the evening. All proceeds benefit performing arts programs at the Dance Loft!
Dance ICONS in partnership with Dance Loft invites you to the
2017 ANNUAL D.C. DANCE IMPROVISATION FESTIVAL
Explore, Create and Discover– all day long!
Sunday, November 19, 2017
The Dance Loft, Washington DC
All master classes --- FREE!
To register: https://improvfest2017.eventbrite.com
Join Ellen Cohen and Special Guest on November 4th and 5th for the November Continuum Workshop. Continuum is a gentle inquiry into the depths of our body’s creative capacities using soulful, dynamic & subtle movement, gentle breathing, primordial vocalizing and imagery.
DancEthos, “a local treasure” (DC Metro Theater Arts 2015), is known for performances that are collaborative experiences. Our fall show proves to be no different, as we are proud to collaborate once again with The West Shore Piano Trio as well as guest choreographers Candra Preshong, Da’Shown Rawl, Briana Ashley Stuart and Rachel Turner. We will also present guest dance companies fusiondance and RawArts Dance at the newly renovated Dance Loft on 14 Theater in the Petworth area of D.C.
This workshop will focus on footwork patterns and ways to groove with the music. The first hour will drill technique and the second hour will focus on choreography and transitions from moves. Experience the music, dance and culture of House as we continue to bring positive vibes. This workshop is for all levels.
At once austere and tender, coldness and lightness is an arresting portrait of the moment at which the ground cracks—sudden destabilization. Six powerful, contemporary dancers slice, wipe, and propel their way through a clearly tenuous landscape in a theater-in-the-round. By choreographer Ashley Thorndike-Youssef and composer Peter V. Swendsen.
Saturday, September 30, 2017: 8:00pm: full performance
Sunday, October 1, 2017 5:00pm: family show; low sensory, open attitude
Sunday, October 1, 2017 7:00pm: full performance
Fusiondance presents a full-evening concert of their signature blend of modern dance, ballet, acrobatics, and strength. Two chances to see this unforgettable show:
September 23rd 7:30pm
September 29th 7:30pm
"emotionally and physically powerful, strong, and full of trust, often moving the audience to tears"- DC Metro Theater Arts
Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group with guest artists Arts for the Aging’s
Quicksilver Senior Dance Company and students from Company | E’s Youth Movement Center perform an evening of new dance works celebrating the natural world, life and movement in all its diversity.
Saturday, April 15th 5 to 7:30 Sunday, April 16th 10:30 to 3
Continuum is a gentle inquiry into the depths of our body’s creative capacities using a variety of soulful, dynamic & subtle movement, gentle breathing, primordial vocalizing and imagery. In exploratory ‘dives’ we refine our ability to sense intrinsic movement and venture beyond the limitations of the cultural view of the body. As we engage our fluid nature, which is profoundly pleasurable, we glimpse that the fluid within our bodies, planet & universe functions as a resonant stream of bio-intelligence.
Dance In Color: A Celebration of Cultural Heritage through Movement. Dance In Color is a celebration of cultural heritage, utilizing dance, music, and art. This year, our theme is "Unity," bringing together the many facets of the arts to celebrate our similarities in our respective cultures and disciplines.
For our annual New Year's party and fundraiser, our spacious 4-studio facility turns into a living art installation. Wander rooms featuring top DJ's, acrobatics, musicians, belly dancers, and more! Take a break on comfy cushions and watch the art and action unfold around you.
PURCHASE TICKETS: $22 early-bird; $30 general admission
Join us for the premiere performances of two new works by MFA Candidates from The George Washington University Department of Theatre and Dance: 768 - 160 × 2 = 2016 DEATHS by Jamal Ari Black and STATE:TRAIT by MissJessica Denson. Due to the sensitive nature of this content, viewer discretion is advised (PG13). Works probe the impact of police brutality on American Black families, and the search for personal identity.
Join Dance Loft on 14 for free performances by dance companies based at the Loft. Wander all four beautiful studio spaces, meet artists and staff, take a free Zumba class at 3pm, AND see our NEW black box theater that will officially open later this month. Performances from 2:15-5pm.
Visitors will get FREE CLASS VOUCHER to use anytime this year!