Sunset & Chill

April 27th @ 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Celebrate the return of Sunset & Chill this spring with the usual line-up of great music, awesome vendors and uninterrupted flow artistry. Show up early for a $5 yoga class, stay late for the amazing DJs and mesmerizing fire circle.

Cost:
$10 GA tickets at the door (cash or card)
$5 12-under with adult
$5 fire spinners
FREE for guests wearing Sunset and Chill merchandise (available here).

If you wish to spin fire, you must attend one of the two safety meetings (7 p.m. or 8 p.m.).

Activity/Music Schedule:

6-7 p.m. Yoga with Tanory, DJ Wade Hammes + Hon Jao Violin
7-8 p.m. Raptorstein
8-10 p.m.: Markinthedark + Kaylasoul

Check out the Facebook event page for more information.

Note: This event has zero tolerance for racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, unsolicited touching or any other oppressive behavior. Please report any of this behavior to Wade, Sam or Ethan. Please send anonymous reports to sunsetandchilldc@gmail.com. All reports will receive a response within 24 hours.

Olde City Farm and Garden
925 Rhode Island Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Aura CuriAtlas Physical Theatre: ‘Dream Logic’

May 2nd @ 6 p.m.

Through acrobatic feats and wordless storytelling, the Aura CuriAtlas physical theatre troupe presents Dream Logic, a collection of magical vignettes with themes like ‘Newton’s cradle’ and ‘bucket of youth.’ This Virginia-based company includes performers from Connecticut, Illinois and Cyprus, with backgrounds in dance, choreography, acrobatics, aerial arts and music.

This is a free performance (no tickets required), hosted by Millennium Stage.

Get more information at this link.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20566

Cirkus Cirkör: Limits

March 6th-9th @ 8 p.m.

In Limits, Cirkus Cirkör examines how artificial barriers — walls, fences and barricades — constrain our natural human impulses to travel and to explore. Take home your own unbounded message from what reviewers call ‘contemporary circus activism.’ This is the only opportunity to see the renowned Swedish circus company in the United States in 2019.

Get tickets at this link.

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20566

Momix: Opus Cactus

January 25th @8 p.m.

Momix is a Connecticut-born dance company that blurs the lines between dance, circus and visual architecture. Drawing on the acrobatic maneuvers of partner balancing, wheel apparatuses, pole vaulting and aerial arts, their creation Opus Cactus brings to life the stark landscape of the American Southwest.

Get tickets at this link.

During the federal government shutdown, federal employees with valid government-issued ID get up to two $5 tickets per ID shown at the box office. Subject to availability.

GMU Center for the Arts
4400 University Drive, MS2F5
Fairfax, VA 22030

Physical Comedy Workshop Series

January 28th – March 11th @ Monday evenings 6:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

(No class on February 18th)

In this six-class workshops series, you will explore the physical techniques that support comic performance, with exercises in stillness, reaction, mimetic gesture, physical characterization, status, clown and much more. Mark draws on his training with Étienne Decroux and Marcel Marceau. Sabrina draws on her training in the LeCoq pedagogy with concentration in the realm of the theatrical clown. Their complementary approaches combine to address both nuts-and-bolts technical skills and more elusive issues of honesty, presence and accessibility.

Taught by Mark Jaster and Sabrina Mandell, artistic co-directors of the award winning ensemble Happenstance Theater.

Register at this link. Cost: $335

The Shakespeare Theatre Company
516 8th St. SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

Contemporary Viewpoints Festival feat. Cirque de Nuit

January 12th @ 8 p.m. and January 13th @ 4 p.m.

The Contemporary Viewpoints Festival features a mixed-bill performance of four different dance companies, including PrioreDance’s ‘Cirque de Nuit.’ Imagined in a time when circuses roamed the world, this movement work is a tale of social outcasts who galvanize to create magic inside and outside the circus tent.

Get tickets at this link.

Dance Place
3225 8th St. NE
Washington, D.C. 20017

Sunset & Chill @ Catharsis on the Mall

November 9th @ 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Check out the hottest (literally and figuratively) regular fire jam in DC, this time in the heart of the nation’s capital! Performing on the opening night of ‘Catharsis — A Vigil for Healing,’ Sunset & Chill offers local fire spinners the opportunity to jam to local DJs while getting their flame on.

The jam will take place at ‘Love Wins’ stage on the north side of the Washington Monument. If you use the entrance just north of the monument walkway, turn left to find the stage.

Fire spinners MUST sign up in advance for this event, and pay particular attention to the rules and regulations of spinning fire on the mall to ensure that this can happen again in the future. To register for the limited number of fire spinning spots, fill out this form. Fire breathing or spinning with long props like jump ropes or whips is strictly prohibited. And unlike Sunset & Chill at the Olde City Farm & Garden, alcohol is not permitted at any Catharsis events.

For more information about Sunset & Chill, visit the Facebook event page. For more information about Catharsis on the Mall (November 9th-11th), visit the event website.

National Mall
Northern side of the Washington Monument
Between 15th St. NW and Constitution Ave. NW

The Fig Tree Waltzes

October 4th & 5th @ 8 p.m., October 6th @ 3 p.m. & 8 p.m., October 7th @ 3 p.m.

Seattle’s contemporary circus troupe Acrobatic Conundrum visits the east coast to perform ‘The Fig Tree Waltzes,’ a show that combines dance and circus, pushing its performers to their physical limits to portray humanity’s persistent fight against overwhelming odds.

Tickets are available at this link.

Baltimore Theatre Project
45 W. Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Universoul Circus

May 30th – June 17th @ Security Square, Baltimore

June 21st – July 22nd @ National Harbor

See the circus that opened last year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival with a bang, now celebrating its 25th anniversary. The show frequently features stilt walking, fire manipulation, contortion, clowning and wheel of death, among other acts from around the world.

Buy tickets at this link.

Security Square
6901 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21244

National Harbor
204 Waterfront St.
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Active Flexibility Workshops

June 8th @ 6:30-8 p.m. (One-Time Workshop)

June 12th/19th/26th and July 3rd @ 7-8:30 p.m. (Workshop Series)

Learn how to safely increase your range of motion through a variety of exercises with instructor Jessica John. This workshop uses a dynamic warm-up sequence, soft-tissue preparation, nerve glides and muscle activation to allow you to improve muscular efficiency, build strength and heighten motor control. These exercises are geared toward aerialists, athletes, dancers, yogis and movement teachers.

You may also take advantage of a four-week Tuesday evening workshop series to enhance specific types of flexibility, including front splits (Week 1), shoulders (Week 2), middle splits (Week 3) and back (Week 4).

Register under the ‘Workshops’ tab at this link.

The Elements Center
2233 Wisconsin Ave. NW Suite 217
Washington, D.C. 20007

https://elementscenter.com/