Photography by Victoria Corkhill
I don't know about you, but I see people doing contemporary ballet and dancing around ALL the time in Dupont Circle, so I thought, why not join in? ;)
I also thought it would be a neat way to share with you that I will be performing this Saturday, March 23, at the Lincoln Theater. I will be joined by dozens of amazingly talented dancers that I am lucky to call fellow company members.
I would love to have you join us for what will surely be an evening of high energy, incredibly diverse dance. Capitol Movement's repertoire includes contemporary, hip-hop, jazz and various ethnic styles, because we commission both locally- and nationally-renowned choreographers to set pieces for us each year. If none of those words mean anything to you, google So You Think You Can Dance and it will all start to make sense, I promise. Or, you can check out our Instagram for a behind the scenes look at our rehearsals.
If you'd like to rock your own studded ballet flats to our show, there is a wonderful DIY post over on Orange Juice. If you'd rather just buy a handmade pair, you can buy here or here.
To get the full look fairly, I strongly recommend purchasing your work-out t-shirts and leggings from Alternative Apparel, who have strict sustainability and labor standards, or American Apparel, who manufacture their clothes in the USA. Both retailers offer organic cotton items and are my go-to when it comes to workout and dance gear.
If you've read this far, I'd like to tell you a little bit about our dance company, which is definitely kind to people and to the earth. In addition to our recent tour through the Mediterranean and Africa (here is me in Egypt!) to perform for the men and women of our armed services in partnership with Armed Forces Entertainment, we also offer
- free classes and performances for DC public school students,
- scholarships to our youth training programs and to prestigious college dance programs across the country, and
- classes here in DC that anyone can pay to take.
Since it is Women's History Month, it's important to note that Capitol Movement is co-founded and directed by two local DC women who give their hearts and souls to our company each and every day. Amber Yancey and Stephanie Jojokian are two of the hardest working women in DC, managing children, day jobs and a non-profit dance company with a smile and some serious sweat. They are amazing, our show is amazing, and as if you needed one more reason to come, remember that your ticket purchase supports badly needed arts education for young people in the DMV area.
Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world. ~Voltaire