The U.S. premiere of Boys Don’t Cry by International Dance Company Hervé KOUBI continues at Dance Place thru March 1. The production is "a full-throttle dance exploration of societal gender norms through the contrasting arenas of sports and dance. Created by Algerian native Hervé Koubi and in collaboration with author Chantal Thomas and musician Stéphane Fromentin, the work plays on the cliché of the male dancer who prefers dance to violent sports and the tension with the boy’s parents this preference may cause."
Orange Grove Dance, under the direction of Colette Krogol and Matt Reeves, will present the world premiere of Children of Babel, at Dance Place on March 8. The performance is the third installment of a tetralogy of evening length dances that explore the nature of recurring dreams. The dance “opens up new dialogues on timely themes such as migration, exodus, and transformation. Orange Grove Dance is a multimedia dance company “that creates visually athletic experiences through the lenses of dance, film, and design.”
Image below: Orange Grove Dance (Credit Mark Costello)
Pearsonwidrig Dance Theater, led by co-directors Sara Pearson and Patrik Widrig, will remount their 2013 work titled Take Me With You at Dance Place on March 28 & 29. The dance was originally created in collaboration with Raja Feather Kelly and Connor Voss and “asks unanswerable questions with disarming humor.” The performance will also feature two world premiere solos: Sara’s The Sky is Falling and Patrik’s Heathens and Havens.
The Atlas Performing Arts Center Intersections Festival is in progress thru March 1. The Festival "presents work that impacts our society, culture, and world by informing, inspiring, educating, and entertaining." Festival genres include "music, theatre, dance, film, opera and spoken word where they intersect to capture a kaleidoscope of perspectives on our ever-evolving community and world." Among the participants, Gin Dance Company (GDC), a Metropolitan DC/Northern Virginia based performing arts modern dance company, has been selected to present its production named "Unveil," featuring the world premiere of Artistic Director Shu-Chen Cuff’s newest work titled ‘Breaking News." To read more about GDC, visit www.gindance.org To read more about the Festival, visit www.atlasarts.org/events/next/
The Kennedy Center
Select Ballet & Dance Performances at The Kennedy Center:
Bowen McCauley Dance Co. will present a Spring Performance in the Terrace Theater of the Kennedy Center on March 27 & 28. The program will offer "a memorable European inspired journey from Turkey to Germany. There will be three world premieres set to live music, fabulous dancers, and guest artists that demonstrate the Company’s evolution over 24 years." The performances are the result of "an expanded collaboration between two award-winning artists - Lucy Bowen McCauley and Turkish Composer Erberk Eryilmaz.”
The Washington Ballet, led by Artistic Director Julie Kent, will present Swan Lake in the Eisenhower Theater, April 9-19. The Washington Ballet Orchestra will perform the beloved score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The choreography - after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov – will feature additional staging & choreography by Julie Kent & Victor Barbee.
The Arts On-Screen at select AMC Theatres at Mazza Gallerie
Select Theatres at AMC in Mazza Gallerie continue to offer special screenings, including classic films, anime, family films and much more.Screenings of performances by the Metropolitan Opera and Bolshoi Ballet are favorites of area residents.