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       Volume 2, Number 7  February 16, 2004         An online supplement to DanceView magazine

Drama, Dancing and Music

Arts United of Washington
Theatre on the Run
Arlington, Virginia
Saturday, February 14, 2004 at 7:30 PM

by George Jackson
copyright 2004 by George Jackson
published 16 February 2004

Jean Racine's tragedy Phedre opens on sexual passions and power plays at high pitch among its protagonists. Other than variations and complications of these themes, it is hard to imagine that the play has anywhere left to go. But build it does to a seaquake of a climax that leaves in its wake not just death but a testament to the Olympian gods' jealousy of mortal humanity. Arts United of Washington, a brand new organization of limited means but much imagination, took on this 17th Century classical French drama's challenges—the grand oratory, the nakedness of the characters' emotions—and gave audiences a winning three hours of theater.
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What's On This Week

February 19, 2004
African Heritage Dancers and Drummers
African Heritage Dancers and Drummers,
formed in the 1960’s and under the direction of Melvin Deal, has grown to encompass performers from around the world, including Africa.
FREE performance, 6 p.m., Millenniium Stage, Grand Foyer, Kennedy Center.

February 20-22, 2004
Coyaba Dance Theate
Known as a “community” as much as a dance company (The Washington Post), Coyaba Dance Theater intrigues with pure, electrifying and theatrical portrayals of traditional rituals in West African Dance. Specializing in dance and music from the Mali Empire (Guinea, Mali, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso), Coyaba has a unique energy and stage presence that fills the audience with the spirit, color, texture and perseverance of the Motherland.
20-Feb-2004 at 8:00
21-Feb-2004 at 8:00
22-Feb-2004 at 4:00
Dance Place, 3225 8th Street, N.E., Washingotn, D.C., 202-269, 1600.



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