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January 5 – 4 pm/Dance Place Capital Campaign Showcase, Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington DC
Mouse in House
Jan 11, 12, 18 – 2 pm/Theatre on the Run, 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington VAThe Mouse of Amherst, performances for children, adapted from the book by Elizabeth Spires about an unlikely friendship between a lively mouse and reclusive 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson, with video backdrop animation by Bryan Leister. The mouse’s life changes forever when a gust of wind blows one of Emily’s poems her way. Moved by Emily’s evocative words that capture her own feelings, the mouse becomes determined to be a poet herself. Young audience members learn that everyone can write about their feelings and that even a common mouse is capable of creating beautiful poetry.
Mouse in House, drawing by Fiona Donovan
January 11, 2014 pm/Theatre on the Run, 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington VA
See, a duet performance by Jane Franklin and percussionist Tom Teasley, featuring live performance and a collection of videos.In a creative new offering Tom performs live to a diverse repertoire of film, including the performance/ installation of German Dadaist masters Hans Richter “Rhythmus 21″ and Viking Eggeling “Symphonie Diagonal” as well as others. Jane Franklin merges dancers and media, sometimes layering live performance with video backdrop, and often featuring local landscapes such as Holmes Run Greenway in Alexandria or “Four Mile Run Footbridge,” selected for PHOTO/VIDEO 2013 Mid-Atlantic Exhibition at Artisphere. Meet and greet to follow introducing the Trickster scheduled to premier the following weekend.Tom Teasley is a Percussionist, Composer, Sound Designer and Educator working in forms from Modern Percussion to Ancient Traditions. A 2010 Helen Hayes Theater Award recipient for outstanding sound design, Tom tours frequently throughout the world and collaborates with musicians from Saudi Arabia, the West Bank and Jerusalem. Tom earned the 2006 Artist-of-the-year award from Young Audiences of Virginia for his creative and educational presentations. His seven CDs have been greeted with international airplay and acclaim.
Jan 18, 25 – 7 pm/Theatre on the Run, 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington VAThe Trickster, a multidisciplinary work in collaboration with percussionist Tom Teasley. Beyond the Painted Desert, as the land forms wide, empty valleys interspersed by low, scrub-covered mesas, hundreds of petroglyphs are etched into weathered surfaces of sandstone. The color and climate of the landscape inspires a fascinating exploration of the American Southwest.
Tom Teasley, described in the Washington Post as “a percussionist in the widest and most exuberant sense of the word,” maintains a unique career as a solo percussionist, composer and collaborator. A 2010 and 2011 Helen Hayes Theater Award recipient for outstanding sound design, Tom tours frequently throughout the world performing and presenting clinics for the instrument companies he endorses including Yamaha, Vic Firth, Sabian, Remo, Latin Percussion and others. A three-time recipient of a Fulbright-Hayes grant for performances in the Middle East, Tom collaborated with indigenous musicians and gave historic performances in Bahrain, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, the West Bank and Jerusalem.
January 21 – 10:30 am/Theatre on the Run, Arlington VAJoin us for this unique Tuesday morning performance by Forty+,
featuring dancers past the age of 40 performing new works by guest choreographers Sandra Atkinson and Emily Crews; with recent repertory by Jane Franklin. $5
Penelope’s Pesky Pen
Jan 25, 26 – 2 pm/Theatre on the Run, 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington VAPenelope’s Pesky Pen, a performance for childrenThis lighthearted musical dance performance tells the story of a magical pen with a mind of its own. Inspired by a children’s book by Frank Dormer, the 30-minute performance finds Aunt Pearl and young Penelope setting off on a fun adventure, as they try to figure out what to do with such an amazing and interesting writing instrument. Penelope’s Pesky Pen is the latest all-new children’s production from the multi-award-winning talents at the Jane Franklin Dance Company.