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Jane Franklin Dance

Jane Franklin doesn’t sweat the technique: Her choreography is always lovely and expansive, but it’s never flashy enough to be distracting. Maybe that’s a function of Franklin’s wry and perverse sense of humor bubbling beneath the surface of each of her pieces. Or maybe it’s because she never seems content to let her audiences simply savor the beauty of the dancers in motion: Bodies become cogs in the machinery (as in Temporal Interference) or alternate instruments (as in this year’s impressive Sound Walk) or, really, anything but bodies. Sometimes Franklin seems more like a composer than a choreographer, frequently breaking her pieces into separate “movements,” each with its own funky rhythm. Of course, modern dance has very few rules, and Franklin breaks all of ’em. —NG, Washington City Paper Best of DC

5.2.2013 The Washington Post Going Out Guide

3.1.2013 Metro DC Theatre & Arts

1.22.2013 Arlington Connection

8.3.2012 FM99.1 // Cute Animals  Audio 1 // Cute Animals Audio 2

Editor’s Pick in The Washington Post – 11.4.2011 Washington Post Weekend

10.19.2011 The Washington Post Going Out Guide

9.28.2011 The Washington Post Nightlife Agenda

9.23.2011 Arts Post

9.9.2011 The Washington Post Weekend Going Out Guide

5.15.2011 Reston Patch

5.5.2011 The Washington Post Alexandria/Arlington Extra

4.14.2011 The Sun Gazette

3.31.2011 The Washington Post

1.28.2011 Washington City Paper

1.6.2011 The Beacon

11.19.2010 Washington City Paper

10.28.10 Traveling Among the Arts -  Reston Patch

10.26.2010 GRAC blog

10.5.2010 Fox 5 Morning News with Holly Morris

9.30.2010 Arlington Connection

9.20.2010 Del Ray Patch

6.16.2010 Inside the “Artistic Blind Date” with Jane Franklin

4.11.10 AllArtsReview4U

3.7.2010 Widening the I

3.1.2010 Artistically Speaking with Marilou Donahue – Jane Franklin profile

2.27.10 allartsreview4u

2.2010 Dance Spirit Magazine

12.26.09 Turning Pointe Press

12.18.09 Writing Without Paper

12.11.09 Washington Post Weekend – Going Out Guide Pick

11.29.09 Sun Gazette

10.28.09 Reston Connection

6.24.09 2 The Sentinel

4.24.09 Washington Post Weekend Highlights

4.19.09 Washington Post.

3.21.09 AllArtsReview4U

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1.8.09 Express Night Out.

12.4.08 Washington Post Express

11.25.08 Washington City Paper

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10.08 Northern Virginia Magazine

10.3.08 Washington Post Weekend

10.3.08 Washington Post Preview City Guide

Express Night Out – Sept 25, 2008

Express Night Out – Fall Arts Preview 2008

6.23.08 All Arts Review 4U

5.30-6.5.08 Washington City Paper – What’s Your Problem?

4.18-24.08 Washington City Paper Best of DC 2008

2.29.08 – Style of the Go, The Washington Post

2.28.08 – Connection Newspapers

2.28.08 – The Washington Post Express

2.13.08 – Express Night Out – Spring Arts Preview

10.2.07 – Washington Post, DC XIII Improvisation Festival

9.12.07 – Dance Charlotte! Sept 6 performance at the Charlotte Dance Festival in NC

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March 1, 2007 Washington City Paper

Great Dance Weblog

February 2007 Washington Post

January 22, 2007 Looking2Live

January 2007 Washington City Paper

Spring 2006 The Front Row

Apr 2005 Washington Post Preview

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10.04 Richmond Times Dispatch

9.04 New Dance Festival

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June 26, 2003, Washington Post article

Jan 3, 2003, Washington Post article

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