Dance Place will have a Family Day on September 9 in celebration of the thriving, artistic community comprised of Brookland & Edgewood. Kids can experience sample classes & make something beautiful with guided arts and crafts.
American Ballet Featured at the Museum of American History
The Museum of American History & Culture opened an exhibition titled American Ballet in January. The display showcases costumes worn by ballerinas Violette Verdy, Marianna Tcherkassky, and Misty Copeland. Verdy’s displayed costume was created in 1976, by former Ballet Russes costumer Barbara Balinksa, for a White House state dinner. Tcherkassky’s costume was created by long-time Washington Ballet costume designer May Ishimoto in 1977, for her leading role in Giselle. Copeland made history in 2015 when she became the first African American woman to be named the principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre. Her costume was worn that year for her Broadway debut in On the Town.
Image below: A costume featured in American Ballet