Get Some Velocity

Tonight and tomorrow experience  velocity at the Harman Hall, Shakespeare Theater in Washington, DC.

DC has over 450 dance companies, ranging from regular touring pros, to mom and pop and single person outfits. The community created a festival for dance last year. This year’s version includes works from the city’s wide range of dancers.

The Washington Ballet does there signature peice choreopgraphed by Trey McIntyre to Beck’s music. The CityDance Ensemble does one classic piece by Paul Taylor and a more modern piece with challenging movement.

The female company ClancyWorks Dance Company impressed me with their physicality on Thursday night. The four women did a lot of pairing and partnering but included several lifts and athleticism. Urban Artistry brought funk to the stage and the aisles before and after the show.

The African American company Edgeworks brought a moody piece while Furia Flamenca stompped to classic folk stylings.

For $20 bucks you can’t go wrong.

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