Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Weekend Pick- June 26/27

New goal: to highlight an area dance performance once a week. So welcome to my first "weekend pick."

My weekend pick is Word Dance Theater at Dance Place in Northeast, DC. According to the website, Word Dance Theater is a multi-media production about the life of Isadora Duncan. For the less dance-savvy, Duncan is considered the founder of modern dance. She insisted on natural movement, unrestricted costumes and the use of emotion in performances. Her revolutionary style has influenced many dancers and choreographers after her.

In Word Dance Theater, which is at 8pm on Saturday and 7pm on Sunday, "the events of Duncan's life are woven together with eleven of her dances which run the gamut from joy to love to patriotism to mourning and to communism."

General admission is $22, but student tickets are $17 and children are $8.

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