Performances and Events



Alex&Mike_rayphotosJanuary 10 @ 7 pm & January 17, 2015 @ 7:30pm
Dada Re-Discovered
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 in the Workhouse space. Using unique time signatures, geometric patterns, abstract images and projected laser inspired by the northern lights, the performance will explore light, the limits of time and human relationship. The performance will repeat on stage on January 17 at Theatre on the Run in Arlington – see details below. The program includes:

  • In Nine Muses, a dynamic 9/4 time signature is reinforced by dancers in a call-and-response dialogue with the linear and curved shapes of a video backdrop.
  • Danced to Teasley’s video work Secrets, a male/female duet centered on the demands of “with/without” is immersed in the slippery sounds of the aquasonic, an instrument with water inside, in sharp contrast to gongs and cymbals.
  • Symphonie Diagonal, a video work made in 1924 by Viking Eggeling concerned with the basic principles in the organization of time, is accompanied by Teasley on the djembe drum while dancers emphasize the geometric patterns using the measured continuity of an hourglass to impose limits.
  • With Rhythmus 21, Hans Richter’s 1921 rhythmic and abstract film, dancers further the pulse to find connection and identity in common.
  • Aurora Borealis finds a lone performer in communication with projected light and light-emitting diodes (LED) designed by Jane Franklin. Inspired by the northern lights, which illuminate the horizon as a greenish glow or sometimes a faint red as if the sun were rising from an unusual direction, a soloist is controlled by and controls the light.  The dancer has merged with something more comprehensive, saintly, blinding and subsuming as Teasley accompanies on the electric loop.

Where: Workhouse Arts Center – 9601 Ox Road, Lorton VA

January 17, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
“Dada Re-Discovered
Find “Dada Re-Discovered” – a series of duets and solos inspired by Dadaist art – in Arlington with original music, solo percussion performance and multimedia art by Tom Teasley in a collaboration with live performance by Jane Franklin Dance, remounted from a performance at Workhouse Arts Center on January 10.  Please see details above.
Where: Theatre on the Run - 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington VA
Tickets: $20. Purchase online or at the door

January 24, 2015 @ 4 pm
Creativity has no age limit.  Join Forty+, a group of dancers past the age of 40, and see their performances of 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 and more
Where: Theatre on the Run - 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington VA
Tickets: $20. Purchase online or at the door

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 situation for success or an environment that is a ‘good fit.’  Find boy meets girl and an unsettling group of passersby in the light and shadow of vintage technology, innovative movement and text.  Meet an ordinary and unremarkable couple on their honest and humorous journey searching for a place called ‘home.’  Live music for banjo and guitar is by Mark Sylvester with additional music by Eclipse Chamber Orchestra.
Where: ATLAS Performing Arts Center – 1330 H Street NE, Washington D.C.

intersections_weblogo_blue 2015Presented 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