February 23rd @ 8 p.m. and February 24th @ 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Contemporary dance ensemble Diavolo uses “architecture in motion” to explore the relationship between the human body and its environment. L.O.S.T., or Losing One’s Self Temporarily, uses meticulously designed structures to explore, in two parts, what divides and unites us as we traverse through our daily lives.
Diavolo’s company incorporates elements of partner balancing, parkour and engineering to create living, breathing sculptures that are built up and deconstructed throughout the performance.
Get tickets at this link.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20566
Sundays (2): February 4th and March 18th @ 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Tuesdays: February 6th – March 20th @ 7 – 9 p.m.
Dive into red-nosed clowning with Elena Day!
This course will focus on the joyful intensity of playing. Through a series of games, exercises and observations, you will discover your brand of funny, and learn to share it directly with the audience. With the body as your guide, you will analyze your ways of moving and create your ‘clown form.’ Playing with and through this form, your clown will arrive vibrant, unique and funny!
Elena day trained at L’Ecole Jacques Lecoq and is influenced by the work of clown pedagogue and movement artist Giovanni Fusetti. Elena has appeared as multiple characters with Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba in Florida and Cirque Mechanics in Nevada, but she is based in DC and performs locally with companies like Happenstance Theater.
Early bird registration is $275. After January 15th, the course is $325. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
7117 Maple Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912
October 10th @ 7-9 p.m.
What do you get when you cross Marcel Marceau and Anna Pavlova? Answer: Karen Montanaro – The Aragon Herold-Spain
This workshop explores movement as a universal language; a way of communicating with an audience and also a way of communicating with oneself. Movement is visible, whereas the experience of moving is invisible. In this way, movement may be used to integrate ourselves — to harmonize our public and private sides so that the inner world of experience and the outer world of expression work optimally together.
Ultimately, this workshop is about knowing what you want to convey, sensing what your audience “sees” and bringing the two together with eloquence and personal style.
Karen is a solo performer, an award-winning choreographer, and the innovator of “mimedance” (the fusion of two classical art forms). Karen studied ballet at the Cantarella School of Dance, the Ram Island Dance Center and on scholarship with the Joffrey Ballet School. She danced professionally with the Ohio Ballet and the Darmstadt Opera Ballet in Germany. Upon moving back to the Unites States, Karen also danced principal roles with the Portland Ballet Company. For more than a decade, Karen toured and taught internationally with mime master, Tony Montanaro. She currently tours the world with her one-woman show entitled “Tanzspiel.”
Ms. Montanaro is a teaching artist and offers residencies in movement, mime and dance in public and private schools throughout the United States. www.mimedance.com
REGISTER HERE: paypal.me/paywendynow/60
Silver Spring Black Box
8641 Colesville Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
June 4th @ 4 p.m.
In the future, everyone will be famous.
In the aerial dance production POP!, UpSpring Aerial Lab uses pop art as inspiration for new work in aerial fabric, aerial sling, dance trapeze, mini lyra, and poi. Featuring work inspired by Andy Warhol, Marisol, Roy Lichtenstein, May Wilson, Claes Oldenburg and more. Tickets $20 adults, $10 children and seniors at joesmovement.org. Children 2 and under free in an adult’s lap.
Concession sales at this event will benefit arts programs at Mount Rainier Elementary School. Proceeds from ticket sales help UpSpring to purchase new equipment and supplies to keep our students safe.
Joe’s Movement Emporium
3309 Bunker Hill Road
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
April 22 @ 3pm & 4pm
Want to learn the magic of poi? Come to a poi and juggling workshop with the amazing Charlotte Byram on April 22. Located at Dance Exchange in Takoma Park, the class at 3pm will be for beginners and the class at 4pm will include beginner through advanced skills. The price for the workshop is $25 per class per person, or take both for $40! To register, email Kate at email@example.com.
7117 Maple Ave,
Takoma Park, MD
April 8th @ 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm
April 9 @ 4:00 pm
The 7 Fingers of the Hand: Cuisine & Confessions
Dance, acrobatics, and a pinch of theatrics are the essential ingredients in this remarkable show that explores life in the family kitchen where lessons are learned, bonds are forged, and secrets are exchanged. In their latest delightfully inventive production, Cuisine & Confessions, The 7 Fingers of the Hand interprets relationships and storytelling as they prepare a meal in a unique and playful way. This Montreal-based group gets right into the heart of the home, using circus acts and acrobatics to depict scenes of family meals and intimate moments. This acclaimed ensemble’s name is a twist on a French idiom, “the five fingers of the hand,” which describes distinct parts moving in coordination toward a common goal. In this case there are seven artistic collaborators who achieve a common goal in creating an amazing production. The highly skilled artists, with their precisely timed stunts, provide the perfect recipe for an unforgettable theatrical event. “A perfect blend with just the right ingredients.” (Huffington Post)
10 Things People Should Know about Cuisine and Confessions.
The Center for the Arts Concert Hall
George Mason University
4373 Mason Pond Dr,
Fairfax VA 22030
April 24th @ All-day event
VisionDC Arts and Urban Innovation Summit
This event brings together artists and stakeholders in Washington, D.C., to discuss artspace and community development. The event will feature music, dance, sculpture and (of course) circus performances, as well as panel discussions throughout the day. Learn more and buy early bird tickets before March 24th at this link.
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
1101 6th St. SW
Washington, D.C. 20024