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Seven Hypotheses - Dance Icons’ Thesis Concert

May 11, 2019
By George Jackson for Danceviewtimes

Choreography by Rachael Alexandra, Alicia E. Diaz de Leon, Jess Hoversen, Naomi Lang, Mariah Lopez Solonick, Paul Lytle and Mecca Mayers. Music by single composers served the first two dance works on the program. Each of the five following pieces of choreography used several composers, from three to six. [read more…]

‘Glacier’ tackles climate change through a theatrical ballet production

February 20, 2019
By Stephanie Williams for The Washington Post.

How do you get people interested in climate change? Diana Movius figured ballet could do the trick. The D.C. policy analyst has spoken about climate change at summits around the world. But with a background in dance that includes running 14th Street studio Dance Loft on 14 and helming her own local dance company, she realized she could address the topic through alternate avenues. [read more…]

New Dance Loft on 14 Executive Director Stephen Clapp is Rethinking the Role of a Community Dance Center

January 30, 2019
By Kathleen Wessel of Dance Informa.

Change is underway in our nation’s capitol, and Stephen Clapp is making (some of) it happen. Late last year, the choreographer/ dancer/administrator/cultural strategist stepped down as Executive Director of Dance Metro DC and stepped up as the new Executive Director of Dance Loft on 14. [read more…]

Choreographing on Big Ideas with Diana Movius of
Moveius Contemporary Ballet

January 6, 2019
By Kathryn Boland of Dance Informa.

There are some things out there in the world that affect us all – the wider economy, climate and weather, large-scale shifts in social mores. Works of dance on these ideas have the potential to appeal to broad audiences – because any viewer has some sort of entry point, can relate in some way.  [read more…]

‘I could immediately imagine people dancing and leaping’

August 12, 2016
By Sarah L. Kaufman

The listing described a former taekwondo studio on an empty floor above a furniture store. Diana Movius was intrigued. As a choreographer weary of the constant hunt for rehearsal space, she had an eye out for bargain real estate. She wanted to build a dance laboratory, where art could be made on artists’ terms. [read more…]