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 Post subject: Opening World/Opening Reception for Dance Is The Answer
PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:28 am 

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For Immediate Release:

What: Opening World/Opening Reception for Dance Is The Answer

When: Thursday, April 23, 2009, 6:30p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Where: CityDance Center at Strathmore Arts Center, 5301
Tuckerman Ln, Rockville, MD 20852

How Much: FREE; RSVP required*

Info: (202) 778-1190 or

Opening World/Opening Reception for Dance Is The Answer 2009

Mumbai, the Middle East, Madagascar, the Moon!?!

April 14, 2009, Washington, DC - Dance/MetroDC kicks off Dance Is the
Answer 2009, 11 days of free dance activities in the Nation's Capital
region, with a celebration featuring a hot-list of who's who in the
dance world. Dancers often become emissaries touring to the lands of
our forefathers, becoming moving monuments through the common language
of dance and creativity. This opening event will celebrate some of these
dance ambassadors from the Metro DC area who will serve as cultural
diplomats for the US prior to their global journeys: CityDance Ensemble
(the Arab Emirates), Dakshina/ Daniel Phoenix Singh (India) and Step
Afrika! (Madagascar). The Washington Ballet, also sends one of its own
dance ambassadors Andile Ndlovu, from Johannesburg, South Africa to
perform Beyond Skin as part of the Opening World reception. Catch
glimpses of Dakshina and CityDance Ensemble as they share their
companies' work in open rehearsals before traveling to represent the
United States in faraway places! Who knows, the Moon may be next!

Hosted by CityDance at Strathmore, our champagne reception includes a
welcome by Brian Williams of Step Afrika. Peter DiMuro, now six months
into his tenure as Director of Dance/MetroDC, along with other notables
from the metro region dance community will be present to share details
about the following ten days of dance activities included in Dance is
the Answer 2009. A record breaking 70 plus organizations and artists
involved this year have created more opportunities than ever before for
everyday folks from all walks of life to experience dance and movement
in their lives. By festival's finish in early May, we may find ourselves
turning the Nation's Capital into the "Capital of Dance".

DancePass, available to the public for the first time, may be purchased
at the Opening World/Opening Reception and can be used for many of Dance
Is The Answer's ticketed events as well year-round discounts and

This event is FREE. Reservations are required: (202) 778-1190 or
For a complete schedule of Dance Is The Answer 2009 events, artists and
venues, visit
<> .

Dance Is The Answer 2009 will be held April 23 - May 3, 2009 at various
venues throughout the Metro DC area including VA and MD. Most events
are FREE while a few performances are ticketed. DancePass discounts
will also be offered for the first time to the general public.
DancePass, available previously only to the area's dance professionals,
offers discounts throughout the year by select presenters, artists and
theaters. *A DancePass can be purchased for $10-$15 through
Dance/MetroDC by calling (202) 778-1190 or visiting
<> .

Dance/MetroDC serves and engages dance artists, their audiences and
their organizations with year round promotion, resources, training and
collaborative opportunities. Representing the DC Metropolitan Area,
including Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in MD and Arlington
and Fairfax Counties and the City of Alexandria in VA, Dance/MetroDC is
a regional branch of Dance/USA, the national service organization for
professional dance. More information can be found at or by calling (202) 778-1190.


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