The Dance DC Festival, sponsored by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, highlights the folk traditions of the world through live music and dance. Performances are held at various locations throughout Washington DC and are FREE and open to the public.
Dates: May 16-18, 2014
- Friday - The festival kicks off with Enchantments of the East at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street, NE, Washington, DC. The program features an array of Eastern dance traditions with a colorful display of Middle Eastern, Indian, Chinese and European flare with performances by Silk Road Dance Company, Ancient Rhythms Dance Company, Golden Universe Dance Studio and Dr. Janaki Rangarajan.
- Saturday - Dance Around the World at 3rd St. and Pennsylvania, NW. Washington DC. Check out the dance vibes created by dancers from European, African and Latin American cultures. Explore your rhythm and style with a grand interactive finale with Viva La Dance! For Asia Moves: Dilliwaali with us Bollywood Style! As part of Fiesta Asia Street Fair, Celebrate Fiesta Asia 25 troupes from various Asian cultures will be featured, including visiting International performers from Taiwan, Philippines, Korea and China. A series of interactive dance workshops will be offered throughout the day at the Edgewood Arts Center, 3415 8th Street, NE, Washington, DC. Let's get Physical! will include Afro-Brazilian martial art, Cuban dance, the latest line dances, African dance, Dancehall Fusion and Beat Ya Feet.
- Sunday - From Jitterbug to Hand Dance at the Carnegie Library, 825 K Street, NW, Washington, DC. Enjoy a celebration of Washington, DC's native dance style with performances, instruction and an open dance floor.