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Friday, August 2, 2013

Art on 8th: Dance Place continues its series of free creative events throughout September, 2013

Dance Place in partnership with CulturalDC and Monroe Street Market expands its indoor dance performance series with interdisciplinary arts events entitled Art on 8th, which include events in the NE and NW quadrants of Washington, DC. 

Art on 8th is designed to bring people of all ages, backgrounds and interests together to enjoy and experience interactive programs of music, dance and visual arts.

All events are free, open to the public. September 2013 events in the Art on 8th NE program take place on 8th Street North East on the Arts Plaza and Dance Place’s Studio 21 on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market and at Dance Place, 3225 8th Street NE.


Art on 8th NE September Calendar

September 5 at 6:30pm: Freddie Dunn Quartet: Live Jazz Quartet
September 6 at 7:00pm: DC Casineros: Cuban Salsa
September 7 at 12:30pm: Arts and Crafts with Luis Peralta

September 12 at 6:30pm: Leonardo Lucini: Brazilian Jazz
September 13 at 6:30pm: Coyaba Dance Theater: African Dance
September 14 at 12:30pm: Arts and Crafts with Luis Peralta

September 19 at 6:30pm: Duende Quartet: Smooth Latin Jazz
September 20 at 6:30pm: DC Casineros: Cuban Salsa
September 21 all day: Brookland Arts and Family Day

September 26 at 6:30pm: Vibe Collective: Afro-Cuban Improv Jazz
September 27 at 5:30pm: Freddie Dunn and Carla Perlo: Live Jazz and participatory hooping
September 28 at 12:30pm: Arts and Crafts with Luis Peralta

Art on 8th NE continues until October 26, 2013, featuring music on Thursday evenings, interactive dance concerts with dance sessions on Friday evenings and arts/crafts workshops on Saturdays.

Art on 8th NW continues on October 26,2013 with activities supporting the forthcoming Dancing the Dream exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.


About the Art on 8th Program

The Art on 8th program is made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town program, as well as partnerships with CulturalDC, Monroe Street Market (Bozzuto Group/Abdo Development), the National Portrait Gallery and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Dance Place's Art on 8th is part of the organization's Program Enhancement Fund, a $500,000 multi-year initiative to offer expanded free community arts and cultural programming. The Program Enhancement Fund is an integral aspect of Dance Place'sMoving Forward campaign, which also includes renovations the Dance Place's facility and enhanced operational reserves. 


About Dance Place

Founded in 1980, Dance Place builds a community of artists, audiences, and students through high quality performances, commissions, training and educational program. We are committed to enriching the field of dance locally, nationally and internationally. Our thriving arts campus serves as an anchor in the development of our Brookland neighborhood in Washington, DC.

From August 2013 until March 2014 the Dance Place theater on 8th Street NE will be closed for major renovations. During that time Dance Place’s performance program will continue in other venues around DC, including Monroe Street Market Arts Plaza, the National Portrait Gallery, Atlas Performing Arts Center, the Arts Club of Washington DC and the Betts Theatre at the George Washington University. Dance Place will maintain its full program of adult and kids dance classes at the Brookland Artspace Lofts, and The Edgewood Arts Building on the corner of 8th Street NE and Monroe Street.     


WHAT: Art on 8th NE September Calendar of Events
WHO: Dance Place in partnership with CulturalDC and the Monroe Street Market
WHEN: Every Thurs – Sat during September 2013
WHERE:  Various locations on 8th Street NE. Check the schedule for exact location of each event.
TICKETS: All events are free and open to the general public.

For more information or call (202) 269-1600

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