March 1, 2015 @ 5 pm
Niche finds an ordinary and unremarkable couple on their honest search for a place called ‘home.’ Boy meets girl and one thing follows the next. An unsettling group of passersby, vintage technology, innovative movement and text bring the situation into focus, with the couple finding success and comfort without involvement.
Uncritical satisfaction with their achievements cuts short the journey. Complacency leads to disengagement. The fear of risking being a part of the community overshadows the desire to truly make a home something more than just a place to live. Vintage technology and recycled materials from UpCycle, an Alexandria-based creative reuse center, add a caricature essence to hand made cut outs and transparencies that are projected with an ‘old school’ overhead projector. Dance and text is joined with live music for banjo and guitar by Mark Sylvester with additional music by the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra.
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.
March 20, 2015 @ 1:30 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: Aurora Hills Senior Center, Arlington VA
Tickets: No tickets required
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
July 9 – 26 - 2015 Capital Fringe
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.
Location & dates TBA April 2015. Check back for coming details.