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Jane Franklin Dance and the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association Present Sense of Place

January 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Jane Franklin Dance and the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association Present Sense of Place

Jane Franklin Dance
Philip Baraoidan, Carly Johnson, Kelsey Rohr, Amy Scaringe, Brynna Wilder

Luna – singer-songwriter duo of Valeria Stewart (guitar) and Kathleen Huber (ukulele and bass)
Future Prospect – a Richmond based band featuring saxophonist Trey Sorrells

Athenaeum Exhibition:
Michael Spears

Virtual Presentation From:
The Athenaeum, home to Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association

In conjunction with the January 14 – February 21 Athenaeum Exhibition, Michael Spears | The Sight of Rhythm and Melody, Jane Franklin Dance explores the physical connection to space, and the emotions shaded by light, surroundings and song. With mobile webcams , small areas of the gallery are isolated as a nod to social distance. The physical boundaries, a spiraling metal staircase, a closed doorway, a window looking out toward S. Lee Street, a sliver of space left ajar are outlined by movement, a response to limitation or freedom.

Music is by the singer-songwriter duo Luna, Valeria Stewart and Kathleen Huber.

Michael Spears’ work, inspired by R&B, motivates dances that react to his “Untitled” series. Spears’ process is a visual response to rhythm and melody. Jane Franklin Dance juxtaposes dancers with five early works that generate hope and a positive message for a better tomorrow. Spears spoken words, describing process, intent and small details are woven into the sound score. The music, by Future Prospect, a Richmond based band is from their 2016 debut album “The Climb” and features saxophonist Trey Sorrells.

Post performance Q&A follows.

Tickets: FREE with donations accepted ($10 suggested minimum to help JFD & NVFAA)

Registration is required

Info: https://www.janefranklin.com/sense-of-place
*donations of $20 and above receive a free viewing code for a Vimeo on Demand performance


January 30, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association
201 Prince St.
Alexandria, 22314 United States
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