Performances and Events

 Blue Moon/Red River at Capital Fringe 2014
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July 11 at 6pm; July 13 at 4:15pm; July 18 at 6pm; July 25 at 7:45pm; July 27 at 6:15pm

Atlas Performing Arts Center, Lang Theatre, 1333 H Street NE, Washington DC 20002

Tickets $17 + $7 Fringe Button (one-time purchase, required for admission)

A collaboration between Jane Franklin Dance and Tom Teasley percussion, Blue Moon/Red River presents two artistic mediums together in an athletic, interactive performance of music and dance. Live percussion and physical storytelling convey the sounds and wide spaces of the American Southwest.  The mythic idea of ‘frontier’ traces the emotion that the landscape and its history generate. Animals, moon and sun, water spirals are recreated in a vibrant animated video backdrop to reference the many ancient petroglyphs of Canyon de Chelly and the Four Corners area.

Tom Teasley plays live original music combining acoustic percussion with the electronics of modern technology.  Dancers form organic and human landscapes, evoke the effort to scale mountain mesas, and dance to text stories about creation myth that explore the desire to belong.  Tickets on sale now

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CapitalFringeLogo_EPS (1) copyThis production is presented as a part of the 2014 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe.


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Seeking community members to join our projects – No dance experience needed!

Cute AnimalsA practice and performance project with dogs & owners!

At the dog park, most people know the names of the dogs, but not the name of their owner.  Participate along with a casual community of animal lovers and spark a connection with those who share a common love for dogs and being active with them. We are looking for dogs and owners from the Duke Street dog park, from Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, Charles Beatley Library’s PAWS reading program, Alexandria Animal Welfare League at Vola Lawson Animal Shelter and for anyone else in the neighboring area.  It is free to participate at the 3 practices: Aug 18, 25 & Sept 8 at 6:30 with a performance on Sept 10 at 7 pm at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria.
To participate, call 703-933-1111 or email this fill-in form – Cute Animals Registration - back to us at  janefranklindance at

Stop, Drop & Roll

A practice and performance project for two groups in an opposing structure of athletic-inspired movement!  Have you ever gone to a ball game and marveled at the timing and chance moments of teamwork?  Take part in creating a movement plan that explores competition and random opposition. It is free to participate at the 2 practices: Sept 15, 22 at 6:30 pm with a performance on Sept 24 at 7 pm at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria.  To participate, call 703-933-1111 or email this fill-in form – Stop, Drop & Roll Registration- back to us at  janefranklindance at


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July 24, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
The Village at Rockville
9701 Veirs Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
Please call 301-424-9560 ext. 17604

September 10, 2014 @ 7 pm (join the project at open practices Aug 18, 25, Sept 8 at 6:30 pm)
Cute Animals”
Beatley Central Library, Alexandria

September 19, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Penrose Square, Columbia Pike, Arlington

September 24, 2014 @ 7 pm (join the project at open practices Sept 15, 22 at 6:30 pm)
Stop, Drop & Roll”
Beatley Central Library, Alexandria

October 9 & 10, 2014 @ 7 pm
VelocityDC Dance Festival, Sidney Harman Hall, Washington DC

October 26, 2014 @ 4:30 pm
The Athenaeum, Alexandria
201 Prince Street

November 13, 2014 @ 8 pm
Third Thursday
Torpedo Factory Arts Center, Alexandria

May 20, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Zip Through a Tight Space
Rachel M Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, Alexandria