3225 8th Street, NE
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 20017

El Teatro de Danza Contemporanea de El Salvador (TDC), established in 1994 in San Salvador by co-directors Miya Hisaka and Francisco Castillo, is distinctive because it is the first professional dance company in the history of El Salvador with a diverse repertoire of classical, contemporary and indigenous works. TDC originally united artistic leaders with a common vision for dance as well as the restoration of their country after a 12-year civil war. TDC now uses dance as a means to preserve their history; for self-expression; the development of human dignity; and to present the fundamental values upon which a new US Salvadoran society is being built. TDC's powerful, passionate and elegant repertory reflects a distinctive Central American aesthetic with an expressive and exuberant style. Of TDC the Washington Post states, "infused by the passion of living, the Company gives soulful meaning to the term expressive dance." The New York Times states, “compelling simplicity, freshness, directness in dancing, powerfully in the moment... physically sumptuous.” An artist co-presentation.

$20 general admission; $15 members, students, teachers (PreK-12), professional artists & seniors; $7 for children 17 & under

Official Website: http://www.danceplace.org

Added by Dance Place on August 7, 2006