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 Post subject: "From the Horse's Mouth", 2 performances only
PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:28 pm 
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CONTACT:

Peter DiMuro or Cheryl Sidwell
office (202) 778-1190

cell (202) 905-4662
pdimuro@dancemetrodc.org

csidwell@dancemetrodc.org



For Immediate Release:




What: From the Horse's Mouth

When: Friday, May 1st at 8:00 PM and Sunday, May 3rd at 2:00
PM

Where: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE,
Washington, DC

How Much: Tickets are $25; DancePass discounts are available.

Info: Tickets: www.atlasarts.org; DancePass:
www.dancemetrodc.org
Dance Is The Answer 2009:
www.danceistheanswer.org



Dance and Wisdom, Straight From The Horse's Mouth - Two Performances
Only



April 20, 2009, Washington, DC - Attempting to preserve the legacies of
the NY dance world, Jamie Cunningham and Tina Croll, two stalwarts of
that city's dance scene, created the performance work From The Horse's
Mouth. The piece thrilled sold-out houses in subsequent versions
worldwide while capturing a multiple decade's eye-view of dance and
dancers' lives-on-stage, off-stage and behind-the-stage-in dynamic
movement and stories. From The Horse's Mouth now premieres in
Washington, DC on May 1 & 3, 2009 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center
located at 1333 H Street NE, including a mix of the wise and sage voices
of our own region's infamous pioneers in dance, alongside a vibrant
group of young'uns who have squeezed a lot of living in their young
bodies.



Brought to you through a collaboration of the Atlas and Dance/MetroDC's
Dance Is The Answer 2009, From The Horse's Mouth is part improvisation
and part story-telling, always moving (literally and otherwise). Yvonne
Edwards, long the matriarch of Knock-On-Wood tap students and
professionals, tells her story in words and rhythm, improvising with a
new riff on the word riff. Marcia Freeman's years of teaching dance at
Gallaudet University-including communication in American Sign Language,
another conceptual non-verbal language like dance-hits the stage with
double dose of authenticity and simpatico. And renowned dance-critic
George Jackson shares an his story with Sonia Henje's ice-dancing troupe
in Austria's Vienna prior to the Nazi occupation where chances at
stardom are left skating circles in the cross of time and world
politics. The ever-evolving cast of approximately 30 DC area legends-and
near legends-also includes Melvin Deal, Helen Hayes, Doug Yeuell, Gesel
Mason, Sukanya Mukherji, Deborah Riley and the list goes on and on.



DanceMetro/DC's Dance Is The Answer, created in 2007 and held during
National Dance Week, is designed to reach a larger segment of the
community and introduce them to dance with free opportunities and
events. Dance Is The Answer inspires others to see dance as their
answer to keeping fit, enriching their social life or touching their
soul. In its 3rd season, Dance/MetroDC joins forces with over 70
artists, companies and venues to showcase the strength and vitality of
dance in the Metro DC area with events happening in DC, Maryland and
Virginia.



Dance Is The Answer 2009 will be held April 23 - May 3, 2009 at various
venues throughout the Metro DC area. 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 offers discounts
throughout the entire 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 www.dancemetrodc.org
<http://www.dancemetrodc.org/> .



MORE Dance Is The Answer 2009 Highlights



Thursday, April 23rd at 6:30 PM

Opening World Reception: Mumbai, the Middle East, Madagascar, the
Moon!?!

CityDance Studios at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
20852-3385

This opening event will celebrate some of the DC dance ambassadors from
the Metro DC area who will serve as cultural diplomats for the US by
touring to foreign destinations: CityDance Ensemble (the Arab
Emirates), Dakshina/ Daniel Phoenix Singh (India) and StepAfrika
(Madagascar). The Washington Ballet joins the open rehearsal format.

This event is FREE. Reservations are required: (202) 778-1190 or
info@dancemetrodc.org



Saturday, April 26th at 8:00 PM

Significant Others: Dances for Friends & Future

Joy of Motion Jack Guidone Theater, 5207 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington,
DC 20015

This unique intimate performance offers a glance back and a gaze forward
with a series of performances showcasing relationships. The evening
includes Joy of Motion's Youth Dance Ensemble, Janaki Ranagaran, Diana
Tokaji, Just Tap, Life Rhythm Movement, Shange Dance Productions,
Uprooted Dance/Keira Hart-Mendoza, DCypher Dance.Proceeds will benefit
the Whitman Walker Clinic and a new fund for mentoring dance artists
housed at Dance/MetroDC.

Tickets: $15/General Admission, $12/Seniors & children under 12 at
www.joyofmotion.tix.com



Saturday, May 2nd
Your World Moves: Dancing at the Atlas

Everything That Moves Fair, 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Family Matinee, 2PM and Evening Concert, 8:00 PM

Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
A day long event at the Atlas, the Everything That Moves Fair, features
classes, demonstrations, and a chance to talk one-on-one with area
studios and dance organizations.

In addition : two performances: a family matinee at 2:00 PM (1 hour, no
intermission) and an evening concert at 8:00 PM. Amazing feats of dance
from hip hop to tango to aerial dance, these concerts offer the audience
a passport to dance.

Classes, demonstrations, and Fair: FREE. Performances are ticketed.
Matinee: $18, Evening Show: $25, DancePass discounts available.
For Tickets: www.atlasarts.org For DancePass: www.dancemetrodc.org



This represents only a small fraction of what Dance Is The Answer 2009
offers.

For a complete schedule of events, artists and venues, visit
www.danceistheanswer.org <http://www.danceistheanswer.org/> .



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
www.dancemetrodc.org or by calling (202) 778-1190.



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