Christopher K. Morgan & Artists at ADI by Luella Christopher

SOME ENCHANTED EVENING: TREASURES FROM CHRISTOPHER MORGAN’S HAWAIIAN TROVE AND OTHER STAPLES FROM THE COMPANY REPERTORY By Luella Christopher, Ph.D. Christopher K. Morgan & Artists American Dance Institute Rockville, Md. October 9 and 10, 2015 Christopher Morgan’s Hawaiian heritage bubbled vigorously to the surface in his company’s 5th Anniversary Gala mounted at American Dance Institute … More Christopher K. Morgan & Artists at ADI by Luella Christopher

Dance Theatre of Harlem at Sidney Harman Hall by Luella Christopher

EXCULPATORY AND EROTIC: SHOCKERS AND SIZZLERS DOMINATE HARLEM DANCE THEATRE’S VISIT TO D.C. By Luella Christopher, Ph.D. Dance Theatre of Harlem Sidney Harman Hall Washington, D.C. October 10, 2015 The much anticipated return to the nation’s capital of New York-based Dance Theatre of Harlem generated the same level of excitement transpiring outside the hall on … More Dance Theatre of Harlem at Sidney Harman Hall by Luella Christopher

Vertigo Dance Company at BlackRock Center for the Arts by Luella Christopher

ARE WE UPRIGHT OR FALLING? HOW SERIOUS IS YOUR VERTIGO? By Luella Christopher, Ph.D. Vertigo Dance Company BlackRockCenter for the Arts Germantown, Md. October 22, 2015 Vertigo Dance Company, founded in 1992 in Israel by American-born Noa Wertheim and husband Ali Sha’al, gave the local Germantown audience at BlackRock Center for the Arts a rare … More Vertigo Dance Company at BlackRock Center for the Arts by Luella Christopher

CHRIS SCHLICHTING at ADI BY LUELLA CHRISTOPHER

A GENTLY VISCERAL “STRIPE TEASE” BY CHRIS SCHLICHTING By Luella Christopher, Ph.D. American Dance Institute Rockville, Md. October 2-3, 2015 Life-affirming choreography can be elusive in the Millennium. Chaos and conflict predominate to such an extent that audiences leave the theater feeling like deflated balloons. Not so with Minneapolis-based Chris Schlichting, whose choreography in “Stripe … More CHRIS SCHLICHTING at ADI BY LUELLA CHRISTOPHER

SUPPORT! : RebollarDance

SUPPORT! is a new feature of Dancing in the District. It is a section to showcase funding ventures in the dance community! The inaugural post is for RebollarDance’s Sacred Profane Hatchfund Campaign! “Sacred Profane has been a two year process: the first year involved compiling research of human rights issues from around the world, reading … More SUPPORT! : RebollarDance

JILLIAN PEÑA AT ADI BY LUELLA CHRISTOPHER

SIBLINGS, LOVERS, RIVALS, DOLLS OR FAIRY TALE CHARACTERS? JILLIAN PEÑA’S DOPPLEGANGERS AT ADI By Luella Christopher, Ph.D. American Dance Institute, Rockville, Md. September 11 and 12, 2015 Jillian Peña’s “Polly Pocket Expansion Pack” signifies a German-made toy for children, a kind of doll-house. That’s all audience members know while taking their seats before a brightly … More JILLIAN PEÑA AT ADI BY LUELLA CHRISTOPHER