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Jane Franklin Dance and Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association at the Athenaeum Present Season Kick-Off
August 27 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0$10 – $25
Engage with art and dance and find synergy that activates and connects you with the community. An August 27 in-person performance at NVFAA at the Athenaeum gets the season underway! You are in good company.
In “Family Photos” with music by Steven Rogers, dancers are paired with projections, images from the performer’s childhood or from a past generation. The dissolving images hint at the passage of time and the persistence of change. The audience observes from the enclosed space of the smaller gallery, and then follows the dance as it resolves in the main gallery.
Forty+ presents a new dance by Roxann Morgan Rowley. The piece examines ideas of resilience, a relevant theme of change as we move from Covid-19 restrictions to rediscoveries. The work is performed by dancers past the age of 40.
“Tales of Moria” choreographed by Philip Baraoidan is a work commissioned by Jane Franklin Dance, to open the 2021/2022 Season. The piece explores the consequences of fate meddling in relationships. Are we destined to be in partnerships because of our choices or are we on a predetermined track to meet people? With weight-sharing, touch, fluid movements, and storytelling the dance weaves an exciting motif of fleeting partnerships.
Post performance Q&A and refreshments conclude the performance. Learn about plans for the coming season of productions and educational outreach and chat one-on-one with the director and performers.