Zvi Dance will present Dabke at Dance Place on February 9 & 10. The highly-regarded dance piece is based on a Middle Eastern folk dance, a line dance often performed at weddings, holidays, and community celebrations. The dance "strongly references solidarity." The dancers, linked by hands or shoulders, stomp the ground with complex rhythms, emphasizing their connection to the land.
Zvi Dance shares the choreographic vision and movement vocabulary of Israeli-born Artistic Director, Zvi Gotheiner. The company’s work celebrates diversity “by melding movement genres into a distinct dance vocabulary.”
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Christopher Zimmerman will perform Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto and Gershwin's Preludes for Clarinet and Strings with Ismail Lumanovski, clarinet, at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Concert Hall on March 9. Bowen McCauley Dance Company will join the orchestra in performances of Eryilmaz's Concerto for Solo Wind Instrument, Piano, Percussion, Strings and Imaginery Folk Dancers and the composer's Dances of the Yogurt Maker.
Image below: Bowen McCauley Dance Company premieres "Lissajous" - Choreography by Lucy Bowen McCauley - Photo Credit: Jeff Malet
Step Afrika!, the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping, will launch its 25th anniversary season at The Music Center at Strathmore in Maryland with a retrospective performance on January 20.
Jane Franklin Dance and the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association will present Second Glance, featuring excerpts from Jane Franklin’s “EyeSoar” and new work in cooperation with Fine Art Photographer Fax Ayres at The Athenaeum in Alexandria on February 15.The featured dancers will be Emily Crews, Ian Edwards, Carrie Monger, Kaitlin Pennington, Kelsey Rohr, Amy Scaringe, Brynna Shank, Rebecca Weiss. Second Glance will be performed to music by Handel and Bach’sSuite #1 G Major Prelude; recorded by US Army Band clarinetist Martin Gold.
Jane Franklin Dance will present Picture Thisat Theatre on the Run in Arlington, Virginia on January 26 & February 2.The production will feature Emily Crews, Carrie Monger, Kaitlin Pennington, Kelsey Rohr, Amy Scaringe, Brynna Shank, and Rebecca Weiss.
Image below:Jane Franklin Dance - Photo by Jim Turner
Jane Franklin Dance will present Mouse in House with Emily Crews, Andie deVaulx, Amy Scaringe, & Kelsey Rohr at Theatre on the Run in Arlington, Virginia on January 19 & 26 and February 2.Music will be by Mark Sylvester & Paul Musso and animation will be by Bryan Leister. The show was adapted from the book The Mouse of Amherst by Elizabeth Spires, and reveals an unlikely friendship between a lively mouse and reclusive 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson.
Image below: A scene from Mouse in House - photo by Paul Gillis Photography
Jane Franklin Dance will present Beauty and the Beat at Theatre on the Run in Arlington, Virginia on January 19 & 20.The performance will feature Ken Hays, Carrie Monger, Richard Nyman, Amy Scaringe, Kelsey Rohr, & Rebecca Weiss. The theme is about "presumptions that go way off course."
Matthew Bourne's New Adventures: Cinderella will be performed in the Opera House, January 15-20. Cinderella is one of Bourne's most popular and beloved productions. It offers "a thrilling twist on the classic fairy tale."
The Washington Ballet will present The Sleeping Beauty in the Eisenhower Theater February 27-March 3 with choreography after Marius Petipa and staging and additional choreography by Julie Kent and Victor Barbee and music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. It’s the classic story of “a magical kiss and the beloved story of Princess Aurora, her handsome prince and the evil Carabosse. It is a quintessential classical ballet inspired by the fairy tale of true love's kiss and the triumph of good over evil.”
The Kennedy Center will present the premiere ofVOYAGERS: A Dance Among the Planets - a co-commission for Young Audiences -in the Family Theater, March 29-March 31. The Kennedy Center, D.C. dance ensemble Company | E, and composer Eric Shimelonis will share an interplanetary display of modern movement set to Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Company | E combines live music, dance, and a bit of Einstein to celebrate curiosity, compassion, and the natural world. Experience the distinct character of each planet, from the majestic and jolly Jupiter, to the angry and ominous Mars, to the lively and flighty Mercury." The program is recommended for Age 5+.
Image below: The logo for A Dance Among the Planets.
The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company will perform Analogy Trilogyin the Eisenhower Theater, March 28-30.The modern dance company will perform three separate evening-length works that “delve into the voice of the marginalized in our society.”
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will perform in the Opera House, February 5-10.The Theater will be celebrating its 60th anniversary as it “continues to push the art form into fascinating new territory while still honoring signature classics.”
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.