Dance

  • Savion Glover taps his way into The Howard Theatre

    Before he was even a teenager tapper, Savion Glover made his mark starring in Broadway’s The Tap Dance Kid. Just over a decade later he...

  • Moving Tribute

    The day after Sean Dorsey’s very first dance at dance school, the school’s director “informed me that my work, quote, ‘made people very uncomfortable.'” This,...

  • Athletic Aesthetic

    Ask Moses Pendleton about his dance company Momix’s next show in D.C. and he’ll give you a perfectly lucid description — and then crack wise....

  • Stepping Out

    “I can’t think of many dance concerts that I’ve seen where it’s been two black men dancing a story that was LGBT,” says Shawn Short,...

  • Anglophilic

    ''All three of these choreographers are at the top of their game,'' Septime Webre says, referring to Trey McIntyre, Christopher Bruce and Christopher Wheeldon. As...

  • Unexpected Moves

    ''I started taking dance because I used to imitate Michael Jackson,'' says Robert Battle, who recalls playing piano and singing as a child growing up...

  • Rousseve's Reality

    As a child growing up in Houston, David Rousseve had dreams of being a Broadway triple-threat performer -- singer, dancer and actor. Surprisingly, that was...

  • French Toast

    On the surface you might not expect a collaboration between the InSeries's Carla Hubner -- originally from Chile -- and the Washington Ballet's Septime Webre...

  • 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...

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