October 9 & 10, 2014 @ 7:15 pm
Stop, Drop & Roll - dance inspired by sports and teams in opposition
Have you ever gone to a ball game and marveled at the timing and chance moments of teamwork? “Stop, Drop & Roll” energizes with two distinct teams of dancers competing in a dynamic site-specific work that simulates competition, modifies time and takes place in random opposition.
Where: VelocityDC Dance Festival, Sidney Harman Hall, Washington DC
Part of Velocity DC’s 2014 program! This is your chance to see us live, along with 20+ other local dance artists for only $18. October 9-11 at Sidney Harman Hall. More information about VelocityDC here.
October 26, 2014 @ 4:30 pm
The Big Meow – A performance for kids
A family-friendly performance inspired by the book by Elizabeth Spires. It is the story of an ever-hopeful fluffball who desperately wants to belong to the band of neighborhood cats, but is ostracized for a “loud as a lion’s roar” meow. The Big Meow is a story of hope, disappointment, courage and the need for belonging. These simple themes are part of every neighborhood, but in this wonderful tale told through the experiences of Little Cat, a potential weakness is a unique strength.
Where: The Athenaeum, Alexandria
Read more about Jane Franklin Dance’s performances for children here.
November 13, 2014 @ 7 pm
Second Thursday – A Niche in the Hall
Join Jane Franklin Dance for a performance traveling all three floors, cubbyholes and alcoves in dialogue with the art and architecture of the building. This ‘mapped’ performance finds a variety of locations; and dances are seen in conjunction with different environments.
Where: Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N Union Street Alexandria
January 10, 2015 @ 7 pm
A video art show by Tom Teasley will be on display Oct 25-Jan 17 at Workhouse Arts Center. On January 10, find original music, solo percussion performance and multimedia art by Tom Teasley in a collaboration with live performance by Jane Franklin Dance.
Where: Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd, Lorton, VA
March 1, 2015 @ 5 pm
Niche finds Jane Franklin Dance in a landscape of recycled materials from UpCycle, an Alexandria-based creative reuse center. A niche is a best fit, a sheltered space, a situation for success or an environment that suits a particular being. The work incorporates the collection and redistribution of objects to tell a story reflected by light and shadow, framing an ordinary couple as a dynamic unit searching for a place called ‘home.’ Live music by Mark Sylvester with additional music by Eclipse Chamber Orchestra.
Where: ATLAS Performing Arts Center, 1330 H Street NE, Washington D.C.
Presented as part of INTERSECTIONS at the Atlas Performing Arts Center – eight days of performing arts that celebrate the diversity, energy and excellence of artists and audiences from DC and beyond. Feb 20 – Mar 7, 2015.
May 20, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Zip Through a Tight Space
Join Jane Franklin Dance in an annual year-end celebration of dance & music. Dynamic performances on stage featuring new works and an encore performance of Blue Moon/Red River with Tom Teasley percussion, reception, silent auction and light supper.
Where: Rachel M Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, Alexandria