WASHINGTON, DC DANCE NEWS COVERAGE

The latest news on performances of Dance in Washington, DC.

Review: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY at Kennedy Center by Roger Catlin - May 07, 2023

It's really the perfect weekend for the Washington Ballet's revival of its grand 'The Sleeping Beauty.' With all the pomp and pageantry currently dominating news cycles, with flocks of kids are seen trailing behind newly-crowned monarchs lugging their elaborate trains, it didn't seem so out of place...

Review: BALLET FLAMENCO SARA BARAS: ALMA at Kennedy Center by Elliot Lanes - March 30, 2023

The art of Flamenco dance has been around since the 15th century. This passionate dance form, when performed properly, can keep an audience entranced from the first note of a flamenco guitar to the last fiery stomp from the dancer....

Kennedy Center Announces the 2023/24 Dance Season Featuring New York City Ballet, Sydney Dance Company & More by Alan Henry - March 09, 2023

Continuing to bring world class dance to the stages of the National Cultural Center, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced its 2023–2024 dance season. Being at the forefront of responding to the moment, today’s artists and companies are challenging the frame of storytell...

Review: RED SKY PERFORMANCE: MIIGIS: UNDERWATER PANTHER at Kennedy Center by Roger Catlin - March 04, 2023

It's a little surprising that the Red Sky Performance company of Canada is just now making its debut at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. The striking group of contemporary indigenous dance has been around for 22 years, performing in 21 countries and performing at two Cultural Olympiads. And t...

Review: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE'S 'ROMEO AND JULIET' at Kennedy Center by Roger Catlin - February 17, 2023

The star-crossed story of Romeo and Juliet has certainly kept is relevance in the 426 years since William Shakespeare premiered his enduring play. Endlessly reinterpreted on stage, screen and song ever since, its leading interpretation through dance came in the mid-20th century ballet from Russian c...

Review: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER at The Kennedy Center by Martrese Meachum - February 09, 2023

What did our critic think of ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER at The Kennedy Center?...

BALANCHINE! To Celebrate Famed Choreographer At The Kennedy Center, February 22-26 by A.A. Cristi - January 30, 2023

The Washington Ballet presents “Balanchine!” a celebratory retrospect of George Balanchine's timeless choreography that helped shape and define ballet in the 20th century – for six shows in the Eisenhower Theater at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, February 22-26, 2023. ...

Review: BALLET HISPÁNICO: DOÑA PERÓN at Kennedy Center by Roger Catlin - December 04, 2022

If you're going to do a history of Eva Perón based entirely on movement, you'd be sure to include that iconic pose of the Argentine First Lady hands aloft at the radio microphones before adoring thousands....

Washington Ballet's Nutcracker to Return to THEARC & Warner Theatre for 37 Performances by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 07, 2022

The Washington Ballet's production of The Nutcracker will return with performances at THEARC, November 12–13, and the Warner Theatre, November 25–December 30. In addition to 37 scheduled performances, signature events include The Nutcracker Tea Party (December 4), Military Appreciation Night (Decemb...

Review: THE LOOK OF LOVE at Eisenhower Theater by Mary Lincer - October 29, 2022

What did our critic think of THE LOOK OF LOVE at Eisenhower Theater?...

Review: CLOUD GATE DANCE THEATRE OF TAIWAN: 13 TONGUES at The Kennedy Center by Rachael F. Goldberg - October 22, 2022

Cloud Gate Theatre of Taiwan’s '13 Tongues' is the perfect season starter for the Kennedy Center's wonderful international dance program....

Washington Ballet Artistic Director Julie Kent to Complete Tenure at Conclusion of 22-23 Season by Chloe Rabinowitz - October 21, 2022

The Washington Ballet has announced that Artistic Director Julie Kent will conclude her tenure with the Company at the end of the 2022–2023 season. Ms. Kent has accepted a new leadership role as Co-Artistic Director of Houston Ballet, effective July 2023....

Ballet Hispánico And The Kennedy Center Announce The Washington, D.C. Premiere Of DOÑA PERÓN by A.A. Cristi - October 19, 2022

Ballet Hispánico, the nation's renowned Latinx dance organization recognized as one of America's Cultural Treasures, and the Kennedy Center, the National Cultural Center, announce the Washington, D.C. premiere of Doña Perón from November 30 - December 3, 2022, Wed - Sat at 8pm, Sat at 2pm....

George Mason University Center for the Arts Announces November and December Performances by Blair Ingenthron - October 16, 2022

This November and December 2022, the Center for the Arts at George Mason University continues in-person programming featuring an array of dance, theater, opera, and music from around the world through the 2022/2023 Great Performances at Mason series and Family Series as well as signature events from...

The United Ukrainian Ballet To Make U.S. Debut At Kennedy Center, February 1-5, 2023 by A.A. Cristi - October 13, 2022

United by the tragedy of war and an ardent hope for the future, The United Ukrainian Ballet will make its U.S. debut at the Kennedy Center, February 1–5, 2023 with the U.S. premiere of world-renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky's Giselle. Tickets for Members are scheduled to go on-sale November 1...

The Mark Morris Dance Group 2022-2023 Tour Season To Feature THE LOOK OF LOVE and More by Blair Ingenthron - October 06, 2022

The Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) will resume national touring for its 2022-2023 season, with ten confirmed nationwide stops from October 2021 to June 2022. The touring season centers on Mark Morris's BOLD new creation, The Look of Love....

Dance/USA Launches Its November 2022 Election Toolkit by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 26, 2022

Dance/USA, the national service organization for dance, launches its November 2022 Election Toolkit and #Dance2Vote campaign to urge creative workers across the arts and cultural sector to register to vote and vote during the November 8 general election....




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