Chamber Dance to Hold Open Rehearsal, Oct. 21

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Dancers Grace-Ann and Austin Powers. Courtesy BalletMet.

Chamber Dance Project, choreographer Diane Coburn Bruning’s D.C.-based contemporary ballet company, will hold an open rehearsal via Zoom of a new duet by Christian Denice on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 5 p.m. At this behind-the-scenes experience, audience members will have an opportunity to converse with the artists.

Tickets are available at chamberdance.org for a $5 suggested donation.

The duet, created on dancers Grace-Anne Powers and Austin Powers — a wife and husband who dance with BalletMet in Columbus, Ohio — is part of Denice’s larger work, “Dwellings,” which will be performed by Chamber Dance later this season.

Denice, a faculty member at the Joffrey Academy of Dance and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s professional program, has choreographed for companies in Chicago, throughout the Midwest, Houston, Los Angeles, Utah and elsewhere. He is the 2015-16 winner of the University of South Florida’s Echo Choreographic Competition and the 2016 winner of the Joffrey Academy’s Winning Works Choreographic Competition.

Founded in 2000, Chamber Dance Project continues to embody Bruning’s key principles: that dance should be performed with live music, that smaller venues afford a more intense experience and that sharing the creative process engages audiences on a deeper level. She relocated the company from New York to D.C. in 2013.

Upcoming events for Chamber Dance Project members include a free open rehearsal on Oct. 22; a new virtual series, “Great Works”; and a ballet film club.

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