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Dance Place Fall 2021 Performances

September 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - December 18, 2021 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0

District Choreography (D.C.) Dance Festival

Part of National Dance Day 2021

September 18

Free outdoor performance at The National Sylvan Theater

As we EMBARK on Dance Place’s 41st season, we reconnect with one another at this outdoor dance festival at The National Sylvan Theater on the grounds of the Washington Monument. Celebrating the creativity and strength of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area’s dance community, join us for performances by BANDPortier, BREathe Dance Project, Culture Shock Washington D.C., DC Casineros, Heart Stück Bernie, PEARSONWIDRIG DANCETHEATER, and Xing Dance Theater.

The full schedule of performances and activities, including some curated in collaboration with The Kennedy Center, will be available at this September.

Red Sky Performance

October 2 – 3

Ticketed indoor performance at Dance Place

Red Sky Performance is a leading company of contemporary Indigenous performance in Canada and worldwide. Winner of two Dora Mavor Moore Awards and nominated for four Dora Awards, the company presents Trace. We are traceable to the very beginnings of the universe, our ancestral origins stretching across the Milky Way to the atoms burning inside of us in the ‘here and now’ on earth. Trace is a highly kinetic contemporary dance work inspired by Indigenous (Anishinaabe) sky and star stories, offering a glimpse into our origin as well as our future evolution.

jumatatu m. poe & Jermone Donte Beacham

October 28 – 30

Ticketed indoor performance at Dance Place

Let ‘im Move You is a series of works choreographed by jumatatu m. poe and Jermone Donte Beacham that stem from their multi-year research into J-Sette performance. Initial research for the series absorbed the artists’ curiosity about the performance of joy and the conundrum of Black joy. This Is a Formation is the latest performance work in the series, bringing together a group of 7 Black dancers for a multimedia work to be alternately performed in black-box/white-box spaces, and on sidewalks and in alleyways in predominantly or historically Black neighborhoods. Compelled by J-Sette’s specific rules around formation and order, the new project confronts meanings, real and imaginary, of black queered bodies in public assembly.


November 12 – 13

Hybrid event: Free virtual and ticketed in-person event at Dance Place

In celebration of Dance Place’s continued charge forward, we hope that you will join us for the EMBARK Season Gala – a two night event including hybrid in-person and virtual viewing options. The evenings are filled with dance performances and other festivities! We will be joined by Dance Place’s current Artists in Residence Tariq Darrell O’Meally & Britta Joy Peterson, national artist slowdanger, artists from our youth programs, and one more special guest to be announced soon! We look forward to finding our way back together at the EMBARK Gala.

Disability Justice Forum

December 18

Virtual event on

As an extension of Dance Place’s ongoing equity and inclusion work for people with disabilities, this virtual series will spotlight artists with disabilities.

About Dance Place

Founded in 1980, Dance Place builds a community of artists, audiences and students through high quality performances, commissions, training and educational programs. We are committed to enriching the field of dance locally, nationally and internationally. Led by Executive Artistic Director Christopher K. Morgan, our thriving arts campus serves as an anchor in our Brookland / Edgewood neighborhood in Washington, DC.


September 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm UTC+0
December 18, 2021 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
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