"Blue Moon/Red River" at Capital Fringe 2014 (photo by Andrew Bossi)


Jane Franklin Dance celebrates movement through partnerships with music, media and visual artists, and community participants.

May 20, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Zip Through a Tight Space
Join us this spring for an evening of live performance at our annual Benefit in the lovely and spacious Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center. Dynamic performances feature a new inter generational dance work performed by former Jane Franklin Dance company members and their young children, live music by Brian Pagels and Erin Ryan in a premier collaboration, and performances by Forty+, a group of performers past the age of 40. A catered reception and silent auction precede the performance. Jane Franklin Dance provides courtesy parking in the Beauregard Street Garage adjacent to the theatre
A Pop Up Art Exhibition entitled “Future Perfect” will be on display in the forum in conjunction with the Gala performance. The benefit will support Jane Franklin Dance’s successful flagship programs including: Forty+ projects, dance education and camps and performances for the 2015-2016 season including "Niche" at the Capital Fringe Festival.
Where: Rachel M Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, Alexandria

The artistic work places dance in partnership with other disciplines and sets a framework for collaborations with visual artists.

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. Recycled materials are contributed by UpCycle, an Alexandria-based creative reuse center. Handmade 2-D cut-outs and transparencies move the story forward via an ‘old school’ overhead projector and slide projector. Dance and theatre combines with live music for banjo and guitar by Mark Sylvester.

Jane Franklin Dance is out in the community with family-friendly performances and with intensive camps. Story-telling through movement is much like illustration is to a picture book. What we learn while developing movement and dialogue through the lens of the book we bring to our summer camps. It is a circular experience, with one aspect informing the other.

Forty+ is a group of performers past the age of 40. The strength of Forty+ lies in creating choreography and collaborating during the rehearsal process. Workshops and performances takes place at centers serving older adults. Participants are English-as-second-language speakers, have differences in physical facility, culture. Moving together changes the way you experience the day.

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3700 S Four Mile Run Drive
Arlington, VA 22206

(703) 933-1111



Jane Franklin Dance celebrates movement through partnerships with music, media and visual artists, and community participants.

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