spring HOME to the Dance Exchange

After an amazing fall of artistic events happening in our building each Thursday evening, we’re back for more starting this week!

We’ll be kicking things off tomorrow night with a Music and Dance Improv Lab, an event that is part of the 4th Annual Capital Jam.  We’re happy to be part of this festival and love to help support improv activities in DC.  I’m excited about a lot of the individual events, including Climate Conversations, where Artistic Director Cassie Meador will give a debrief about her role in the climate negotiations that took place in Durban, South Africa, and the return of “two for one! i.v. lab works in progress,” where we’ll host some fabulous guest artists from Philadelphia and get a sneak peek on works in development.

But this season, we’re also offering a couple of series.  February will bring an examination of four definitions of love.  Whether you’re learning to love your badass self with the fearless Nancy Bannon, or exploring your relationship to gravity with Mary Naden and the Alexander Technique, February offers a way to dive into a range of somatic practices, appropriate for newcomers and those with experience. And what could be a better Valentine’s day gift for your sweetie than a couples massage workshop?

And then in April…. whoa. whoa.  Dance Exchange is hosting a “big brain dance series.”  Choreographer emerita Liz Lerman will be doing a session on researching your work and former Dance Magazine editor Emily Theys will be leading a workshop on writing your vision.  Takoma Park renaissance man Matt Mahaney will be teaching us the basics of video editing and Sydney Skybetter, recent transplant from New York, will be sharing his secrets of social media world domination.  This series promises to be super-useful for artists of any genre, and both series are available as a package or you can just come to one event.

Stay tuned for additional details and check out individual event listings for prices and more information.

About Ellen Chenoweth

Ellen Chenoweth has been with the Dance Exchange since 2009 and is currently Managing Director.