May 20, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Zip Through a Tight Space
Join us at the lovely and spacious Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center for a nice evening-a great mid-week break of performance, music and art.
‘Nested’ is inspired by Pam Rogers artwork in reference to nurturing.  Panels by photographer Rahshia Sawyer respond to the dancers movement echoing the fleeting and inevitable moments of change.  Music is performed live by Alice Weinreb and Truman Harris of Eclipse Chamber Orchestra.  ”Dilemma,” a trio danced by Amy Scaringe, Sean Miller and Leslie Noble, uses the circular motif of Joan Dreyer’s images.  ”To Talk of May Things” partners adults with children and borrows from Lewis Carroll’s “The Walrus and the Carpenter.”
There is live music by Brian Pagels and Ryan Walker of the band “Beanstalk Library” and new work performed by Forty+, the group of performers past the age of 40.
A Pop Up Art Exhibition in the forum features prominent visual artists, and the reception catering by Rocklands provides a light supper with wine & beer.  Free parking, courtesy of Jane Franklin Dance, is available in the Beauregard Garage just across the street from the theatre.  A silent auction with merchandise, gift certificates, and tickets offers great deals for one half off/etc.  Whatever amount your contribution, it helps support programming for next season and for Capital Fringe this summer. The benefit will support Jane Franklin Dance’s successful flagship programs including: Forty+ projects, dance education and camps and performances for the 2015-2016 season including “Niche” at the Capital Fringe Festival.

Where: Rachel M Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria Campus

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May 28, 2015 @ 1:30 pm
a special performance/participation hour with Forty+, a performing group of dancers past the age of 40, as part of the Creative Aging Festival.
Creativity has no age limit.  Forty+, a group of dancers past the age of 40, performs works by local contemporary choreographers including Shannon Quinn, Artistic Director of Revisions Dance Collaborative, resident company at Dance Place, Sandra Atkinson, Artistic Director of Light Switch Dance Theatre,  Jane Franklin, Artistic Director of Jane Franklin Dance and works by company members Sean Miller & Leslie Noble, and Emily Crews.
Where:  Hollin Hall Senior Center for Creative Retirement
Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
1500 Shenandoah Road
Mount Vernon, VA  22308


July 9 – 26 - 2015 Capital Fringe
July 15 @ 7:45
July 17 @ 8:45
July 18 @ 12 noon
July 22 @ 9:05
July 25 @ 6:50
July 26 @ 3:15
CapitalFringeLogo_EPS (1) copy follows an unremarkable couple on their honest search for a place called ‘home.’  They have a house without windows and the initiative to move on to big careers.  The neighbors are odd and incude a shredded cheese specialist and an assistant to the guy in charge of the big door.  Vintage technology ramps up innovative movement and text as he gains success and she conquers fame. Recycled materials, contributed by UpCycle, an Alexandria-based creative reuse center, are transformed via the ‘old school’ methods of overhead projector and slide projector.  Handmade 2-D cut-outs and transparencies include archaic PowerPoint slides manipulated by hand. Storyboard caricatures are drawn in real time by artist Susan Miranda.  Banjo and guitar propels the story as the musician moves among the players.This production is presented as a part of the 2015 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe
Where.  Cafritz Foundation Theatre – Dance Place
3225 8th Street NE,
Washington DC 20017