Dance

  • District of Dance

    ''Our intent,'' says Carla Perlo of Dance Place, ''is to shed light on the fact that yes, we have world-class companies that have chosen to...

  • Beefed-Up Ballet

    {Giselle (Photo by Steve Vaccariello)} ''Men in tights.'' Septime Webre laughs after he says that, the first thing that springs to mind when asked what's...

  • Homecoming Dance

    {Return #1 (Photo by Matthew Murphy)} ''My older sister was so clumsy,'' Jenelle Figgins says. ''I guess my mother assumed that she'd be able to...

  • Night at the Ballet

    Did you hear the one about NPR correspondent Ari Shapiro performing with The Washington Ballet? ''I'm not a dancer, and I do not dance,'' Shapiro...

  • Vampire Barre

    ''It's been loosely referred to as the Rocky Horror Show of ballet,'' jokes Michael Pink. ''It comes back and back again because it sells out....

  • School Dances

    ''Do you know that I performed at the national festival 20 years ago?'' Diane DeFries of the American College Dance Festival Association says she hears...

  • Dancing to Memories

    ''It started out as kind of a stutter,'' says Kyle Abraham, about his father's aphasia, a type of brain damage. ''Two years later, it started...

  • Uplifted: Pilobolus

    Nile Russell was all ready to give up dancing. ''In modern dance, there were people freaking out the audience just for the sake of freaking...

  • Nightclubbing

    Roxann Rowley wasn't struck by lightning, but a similar experience sparked her dance career. ''I was hit by a car crossing the street,'' Rowley explains,...

  • Dancing through Wonderland

    ''It's a big one,'' says Septime Webre, ''a really loud, wild dream.'' The artistic director of the Washington Ballet isn't joking about the brand-new production...

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