Presented by Bmore Houseful, Pass the Peace & Dance Urban Showcase is an annual performance showcasing the best and upcoming talent of local and national dancers in the Urban dance community. This includes soloists, dance crews, dance companies and schools that support the dance culture that we revere and love.
See Seven World Premiers from the Third Year of The Choreographic Institute at Dance Loft on 14! Featuring the 2018-2019 choreographers Rachael Appold, Alicia E. Diaz de Leon, Jessica Hoversen, Naomi Lang, Mariah Lopez-Solonick, Paul Lytle, and Mecca Mayers.
Imaginary Gardens is a collaboration between Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group, members of Arts for the Aging’s Quicksilver Senior Dance Company and invited artist Shanna Lim. The program comprises four new pieces: Imaginary Gardens, Us, Chain Solos and a performance piece from Shanna Lim.
Two friends, two fates and an accident that would change them forever.
After waking from a coma following a tragic car accident, Eliza becomes devoted to her hospitalized best friend, Grace, who remains comatose. But as time goes by, Eliza must come to terms with Grace’s condition and her own coming of age, while Grace must watch the world move around her, unable to speak, but with so much that needs to be said.
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How to Keep an Alien is a funny and tender real-life story in which Irish Sonya and Australian Kate meet and fall in love, but Kate’s visa is up and she must leave the country. Together they must find a way to prove to the Department of Immigration that they have the right to live together in Ireland. It takes an Olympian will and the heart of a whale, but above all else, paperwork. It takes a hell of a lot of paperwork!
Spacetime Dance and Human Landscape Dance bring you Topographies: Dances for Land, Air, and Water, an evening of movement inspired by nature. Spacetime Dance presents “Awakening" (with guest LucidBeings Dance), a series of dances designed to awaken our senses to nature. Human Landscape Dance presents “Tsuru no Ongaeshi (Crane)” and “Moss," two works inspired by the landscape of Japan, and recently premiered in Kameoka City. The evening ends with Drake and Shute performing “Eurydice,” a duet depicting the subterranean flight of Orpheus and Eurydice. These short dances are interwoven to create a lush environment.
Pointless freely adapts Federico Garcia Lorca's iconic puppet show.
Don Cristóbal is the worst hombre! His puppet show comes to the nation’s capital for one final, offensively illuminating performance. Experience the Punch and Judy tradition through the whimsically distorted lens of Pointless puppetry and an original, multilingual story!
Embark on a musical journey through folkloric Mexico with the dancing of Corazón Folklórico D.C. At its debut show, the recently-founded dance company performs pieces inspired by traditional choreography of four states: Baja California, Jalisco, Sinaloa and Veracruz.
Three performances: July 13, 14, 15 , 2018
Friday through Sunday at 8pm
This full length work created by Dashown Rawl will take you on a full emotional journey. Funded by the Oscar Grants from George Mason University, 6 Dancers let their emotions take control in a physical way. *audience participation encouraged!*
See Six World Premiers and Two Previews from the Second Year of The Choreographic Institute at Dance Loft on 14! Featuring the 2017-2018 choreographers Truly Bennet, Kimmie Dobbs Chan, Kyoko Fujimoto, Rebecca Lallande, Marie McNair, Diana Movius, Stacy Palatt and Bre Seals.
Pointless Theatre's Rite of Spring at Dance Loft on 14
April 27 - May 27
Pointless Theatre presents a new adaptation of Igor Stravinsky’s ballet, featuring an all-female cast. In a world of environmental ruin, only the Women have survived. What are they willing to sacrifice to bring back Spring?
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As part of Dance Loft on 14's commitment to serving both our neighborhood and the professional dance community throughout the DC area, Dance Loft presents SPRINGBOARD, a performance series for DC dance artists. Join us for two weekends of performances that will showcase current works by participating artists in our updated 1920's theater.
The inaugural SPRINGBOARD series begins with an evening of Open Marley on March 29, 2018, to showcase works in progress and previews of creative work by dance artists in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia dance community.
Join us for a supportive evening of dance in Dance Loft on 14's historic theater!
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.