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The DanceView Times, Washington, D.C. edition

       Volume 2, Number 15 April 26, 2004        The weekly online supplement to DanceView magazine

From Miami, Spunky Balanchine and Villella's The Neighborhood Ballroom

The Neighborhood Ballroom and Balanchine
Miami City Ballet
Center for the Arts, George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia
April 24 at 8 PM and April 25, 2004 at 2 PM

by George Jackson



Politics and Poses

Monkey Business
Deborah Riley Dance Projects
Dance Place,
Washington, D.C.
April 24-25, 2004

By Lisa Traiger


Aspects of Cuba

Dance Cuba: Dreams of Flight
American Film Institute's Silver Theatre & Cultural Center
Silver Spring, Maryland
Friday, April 23, 2004

by George Jackson


What's On This Week

April 28-May 16, 2004
The Washington Ballet

7 X 7
7 world premieres by 7 nationally-recognized choreographers (Vladimir Angelov, Donald Byrd, Albert Evans, Jason Hartley, Trey McIntyre, Stephen Mills, Lila York)
each 7 minutes long. The theme is love.
At The Washington Ballet Studios, 3515 Wisconsin Ave NW, specially converted into a sleek cabaret.
April 28 - May 16. Tickets are $29 and include a glass of wine.Wed. Apr 28, 7:00pm
Start times of performances vary.  Check the Washington Ballet's web site.

May 1-2, 2004

Word/Dance/Theater, directed by Cynthia Word, offers performances that are a synthesis of dance, music, text and theater. Each performance provides the audience with layers of images, sound and movement woven around stories of power and significance. The company’s newest work, "My Mother's Gate: Body and Earth," is a wonder-filled exploration of interconnectedness, expressing how body and earth are part of, rather than separate from, each other. People who have seen Word/Dance/Theater in performance call it "evocative," "absorbing," "completely original," "an unforgettable evening of joy and emotion" and "physically and spiritually beautiful.” 01-May-2004 at 8:00
02-May-2004 at 7:00

Dance Place
3225 8th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017

May 1-2, 2004
Suzanne Miller-Corso & Katrina Toews

A Snapshot of Movements, A Freeze-Frame of Emotions
Dance Artists Suzanne Miller-Corso and Katrina Toews, return to The Jack Guidone Theater to present an evening of dance that portrays events in women's lives. The concert will showcase seven original works. Katrina Toews will premiere two new works. In the first, "ConFiDance", eight women flying, leaping, and pushing each other across the stage demonstrate exhilaration and confidence. The second, "Singularly", is a sensual and spiritual solo created and performed by Toews. Suzanne Miller-Corso created "Three Sisters" (2001) after reading In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. This book is based on the lives of four sisters and their struggles and hopes in the Dominican Republic under dictator Rafael Truijillo. The movement in "Three Sisters" represents the feelings and images Miller-Corso encountered while reading the book. "Left Looking For" (2003) explores the idea of waiting for something or someone. We often miss out on our lives because we're so busy waiting for the next event, but what happens while we wait? Three other original works will also be presents as a part of Portraits. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to see dance!
Jack Guidone Theater, Joy of Motion Saturday, May 1 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 2 at 7 p.m.
Please call (202) 362-3042 for reservations.









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Clare Croft
George Jackson
Jean Battey Lewis
Sali Ann Kriegsman
Tehreema Mitha

Alexandra Tomalonis (Editor)
Lisa Traiger


The Autumn DanceView is out:

New York City Ballet's Spring 2003 season reviewed by Gia Kourlas

An interview with the Kirov Ballet's Daria Pavlenko by Marc Haegeman

Reviews of San Francisco Ballet (by Rita Felciano) and Paris Opera Ballet (by Carol Pardo)

The ballet tradition at the Metropolitan Opera (by Elaine Machleder)

Reports from London (Jane Simpson) and the Bay Area (Rita Felciano).

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