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

DC-area artists Daniel Burkholder and Jane Jerardi generate inventive dance works that engage audiences in unexpected ways by employing improvisation, experimentation and multimedia. Daniel Burkholder's company The PlayGround combines the formalism of choreography with the spontenaiety of improvisation in "My ocean is never blue." Called a "stunning display of ensemble work" by The Washington Post, the work examines our multi-faceted relationships to water, from the personal to the environmental and political. Jane Jerardi's dances move fluidly between media -- from dancers captured in videos that are projected on the sides of buildings to intimate personal private performances and site-specific works. With "Perspective," she returns to the stage and collects excerpts from several pieces she's created over the past five years. Re-imagined as a series of related dances, they will intersperse projected video with striking gesture and compelling performance, including a new piece to a score by Amy Farina of The Evens. "Jerardi's talent is well established within dance circles; her perfectly capable video installation proves her merits in other genres as well." (Washington Post's Express)

Official Website: http://http://www.danceplace.org/Performances.aspx?Sc=181

Added by DBurkholder on January 31, 2009

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