Saturday, May 24, 2014

Nice Write Up From Philly

Philly was certainly a warm and welcoming town for Mountain Empire and our Telephone Dance Project was well received for the Salon Show and for the H-O-T Series. We made some new friends and can't wait to go back!

Read about our exploits courtesy of

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May 2014 D.C. Area Dance Events Guide

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance

5/1-5/3, Wayne McGregor | Random Dance
Kennedy Center
“Random Dance brings their multimedia work FAR, with score by Ben Frost and jaw-dropping visuals, including a computerized pin board of 3,200 LED lights.”

5/3-5/4, JOMDC Companies in Concert
5/3 at 6:30pm & 5/4 at 4pm DanceFusion Jazz Project, Jazz Factor, Raqs Jameel & Vibe Tribe!
5/3 at 8:30pm & 5/4 at 2pm Groove Elements, Soles of Steel & Rhythmix!
Atlas Performing Arts Center
“Join Joy of Motion Dance Center as they celebrate another season of Dance! Don’t miss this noisy celebration of dance!”


5/6 at 7pm, Master Class: KEIGWIN + COMPANY
Kennedy Center
“The Explore the Arts master class series gives you an opportunity to take classes led by some of the most talented and creative artists in the world of dance.”

5/7-5/8, National Symphony Orchestra: NEW MOVES: symphony + dance: Thomas Wilkins, conductor; KEIGWIN + COMPANY / From Schuman to Bernstein
Kennedy Center
“Enjoy selections from Bernstein's On the Town and On the Waterfront with KEIGWIN + COMPANY in new choreography by Larry Keigwin, plus Schuman's New England Triptych and a new concerto with Sue Heineman, principal bassoon.”

5/9-10 at 8pm, John Jasperse presents From once between
American Dance Institute
From once between is a new evening-length work by Jasperse in collaboration with composer Jonathan Bepler.”

5/9-5/10 at 8pm, Sean Dorsey Dance presented by Dance Place
Joe’s Movement Emporium
The Secret History Of Love reveals the underground ways that LGBT people managed to survive and find love in decades past, despite tremendous obstacles. 1920’s speakeasies, wartime love affairs, police raids and steamy underground cabarets explode onstage in this powerful work by transgender trailblazer Sean Dorsey.”

5/10-5/11, National Symphony Orchestra: NEW MOVES: symphony + dance: Thomas Wilkins, conductor; New Ballet Ensemble / From Gershwin to Ellington
Kennedy Center

5/11 at 6pm, Ballet Company M presents their Spring Concert
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
“Ballet Company M presents their Spring Concert! Come out to see acclaimed works from Swan Lake, La Bayadere, as well as original choreography by their members.”


5/12-5/13, National Symphony Orchestra: NEW MOVES: symphony + dance: Thomas Wilkins, conductor; New Ballet Ensemble / From Gershwin to Ellington
Kennedy Center

5/16-5/17, National Symphony Orchestra: NEW MOVES: symphony + dance: Thomas Wilkins, conductor; Jessica Lang Dance; with Leila Josefowicz, violin / From Adams to Copland
Kennedy Center

5/16-17 at 8pm, Tere O’Connor presents Bleed
American Dance Institute
“With each piece lending its own unique dancers, ideas, and approaches, Bleed forms a serendipitous new choreographic language.”

5/17 at 2pm, Connect the Dots Dance Company presents Sleeping Beauty
Atlas Performing Arts Center
”The performance will feature a ballet workshop, a ballet performance and a ballet craft.”

5/17 at 8pm & 5/18 at 4pm, Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion: Live! The Realest MC, presented by Dance Place
Ira Aldridge Theater, Howard University
Live! The Realest MC, is a new ensemble dance work inspired by the duality of Pinocchio’s plight to be a “real boy.” The piece investigates gender roles in the black community and societal perspectives on the quest for acceptance in the world of hip-hop celebrity.”


5/23 at 7:30pm, The American Embassy of Dance presents: For the Love of Tap
Atlas Performing Arts Center
“Join American Embassy of Dance as we commemorate the 35th Anniversary of National Tap Dance Day, with performances by local artists and dancers from across the Nation.”


5/28 at 8pm, Modern Moves, in partnership with Dance Place
Reston Community Center
“Three of D.C.'s most prominent choreographers - Daniel Burkholder, Daniel Phoenix Singh and Erica Rebollar - come together to create an eclectic evening of thrilling and fascinating modern dance.”
What do you know?  I'm in this one!  Come see me :-)

5/29-6/1, Step Afrika! presents Green Is The New Black, presented by Dance Place
The Catholic University of America Hartke Theatre
“What if we could take the energy of stepping, harness it and reuse it to power devices and communities? Green is the New Black is a new work created by Step Afrika! that will explore, through the use of piezoelectric technology, our capacity to capture the “power” created through stepping and convert that power into electrical energy.”

5/30-5/31 at 8pm, Christopher K. Morgan presents By The Inch
American Dance Institute
“CKM&A concludes their season in their artistic home at ADI with an evening of mixed repertory that features two world premieres and a special anniversary reconstruction.”