450 7th Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia

Ticket Prices: $30 general admission, $25 for Dance Place Members, WPAS members, professional artists and teachers, $15 for 17 and under
Saturday’s 3:00 p.m. performance is part of the Target Family Series: Free for one child 12 & under with each paying adult!

Three of the hottest groups in DC ignite the stage with high energy choreography. Watch Coyaba Dance Theater, Step Afrika! and Washington Reflections Dance Company perform their specialty at a spirited pace. As the first professional company dedicated to stepping, Step Afrika’s intricate kicks, stomps and rhythms mixed with spoken word pound the floor and fill the air. “Full of clean lines and crisp jumps” (The Washington Post), Washington Reflections Dance Company performs contemporary ballet and modern dance under the direction of former Dance Theater of Harlem member Fabian Barnes. Coyaba’s dancers and drummers “[stir] the soul and [get] hearts pumping” (The Washington Post), through both traditional and contemporary forms of West African dance and music. With these three companies sharing the stage it is an evening not to be missed.
Co-presentation with the Washington Performing Arts Society. Support is provided by Target, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the National Performance Network and the National Endowment for the Arts. Step Afrika!’s work is commissioned by Dolly Hand Cultural Center in partnership with Dance Place and the National Performance Network Creation Fund. The Creation Fund is sponsored by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, Altria, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For further information about the National Performance Network: 225 Baronne Street, Ste. 1712, New Orleans, LA 70112. Telephone: 504.595.8008, fax: 504.595.08006, email: [email protected].

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

Added by Dance Place 2 on July 10, 2007