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Jane Franklin Dance Presents Bits & Pieces

February 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

$10 – $20

Jane Franklin Dance and Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association at the Athenaeum Present Bits & Piece

Jane Franklin Dance
Philip Baraoidan, Carly Johnson, Kelsey Rohr, Amy Scaringe, Kevin White
Colleen Bergeron, Susannah Keefe, Claudia Maloney, Peg Schaefer, Nadia Caraballo Silva
Choreography by
Philip Baraoidan, Andie deVaulx, Jane Franklin, Horizon Miguel

The Athenaeum, home to Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association
201 Prince Street, Alexandria VA 22314
Performance Date/Time: In-person/Virtual
Sunday Feb 20, 2022 @ 5 pm

Tickets: $20
(25 seats -purchase today to reserve your space)
Live stream by donation – $10 (suggested minimum to help JFD & NVFAA)
*If you are unable to attend in person, livestream: login forwarded upon donation.

Info: https://janefranklin.com/performance/bits
Publicist: Katie Fleet, janefranklindance@gmail.com, 703-933-1111

Performance in response to NVFAA exhibit by Darren Smith (abstract constructs) and Oenone Hammersley (abstract on unconventional shaped canvas)
Bits and Pieces is a performance of new works inspired by artworks by Oenone Hammersley and Darren Smith, alongside recent repertory about attraction and partnership.
Darren Smith – “My work rewards the viewer with visual surprises.” Smith’s photographic works inspire fractured and reconstructed movement. Comforting symmetry contrasts with the unexpected.
Oenone Hammersley – “the focus is on our natural resources in particular water and trees.” Water is explored through American folk music forms. The choreography contrasts extremes of drought and deluge.
Forty+ presents a new dance by Andie deVaulx. The piece examines resilience and the urge to travel and find new vistas. The work is performed by dancers past the age of 40.
“Tales of Moria” choreographed by Philip Baraoidan is a work that explores the consequences of fate meddling in relationships. With weight-sharing, touch, and fluid movements, fleeting partnerships emerge and dissolve.
A new work by Company | E artist Horizon Miguel, “8H Aquarius Moon” is an exploration of a personal, astrological placement and its relation to affection, intimacy and validation.

About Jane Franklin Dance
Jane Franklin Dance partners with music, media, visual artists and community participants. Jane Franklin Dance has been presented at multiple venues and festivals and internationally in Mexico. A recipient of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Creative Communities Award, Jane has developed innovative and collaborative projects combining dancers with the round wall skateboarding community, with a life size kinetic sculpture, with the architecture of a specific site, with dogs & owners, and with interactive live video and sound for numerous public art projects. Jane Franklin is a recipient of the American Association of University Women Elizabeth Campbell Award for the Advancement of the Arts in Arlington, and her video work Four Mile Run Footbridge was selected for PHOTO/VIDEO 13: Juried Mid-Atlantic Exhibition. Jane Franklin Dance has been recognized by Virginia’s Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. The company tours for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Paul Mellon Arts in Education Program and the Virginia Commission’s Tour Directory.

About Philip Baraoidan
Native of Arlington County, Va, is an alumnus of Virginia Commonwealth University. Performance Credits include Company E, Priore Dance, Sinclair Dance, and Clancyworks. Performance venue highlights include The Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Ed Mervish Theater (Canada), The Ballet Theater of Astana (Kazakhstan) and Richmond Dance Festival. He has performed in works by Robert Priore, Scott Putnam, Christian Von Howard, Kate Weare, Stephanie Martinez, Bob Fosse (Restaged), and Michael Bennet (Restaged). He currently acts as Department Head for both the Jazz and Tap Curriculum, at Perfect Pointe Dance Studio in Arlington, Virginia as well as a curriculum/programming consultant for schools in the greater DC area. He has also taught for numerous programs like, Dance Masters of America, Showstoppers Convention, Central Asian Dance Festival, and American Dance Festival. Philip has received the Dottie McGill Award from Dance Masters of America Teacher Training School, for showcasing excellence in teaching. Philip’s curriculum work and teaching application can be seen integrated nationally and internationally with schools, companies, and touring productions. Follow my adventures on IG:Philnthblnk

About Horizon Miguel
Horizon Miguel grew up in Severn, MD and began their formal dance training at Baltimore School of the Arts performing works by George Balanchine and Martha Graham. On a full-tuition Artist Scholarship from George Mason University’s School of Dance, Horizon graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in Dance and a minor in Women/Gender Studies. During their time at George Mason, Horizon performed works by Susan Shields, Durell Comedy, Andrea Miller, Alejandro Cerrudo, Mark Morris, ‪Donald Byrd, Roger Jeffrey and at Lar Lubovitch’s 50th anniversary at the Joyce Theater. Upon graduating, Horizon has worked with RawArts Dance, Terre Dance Collective, Jiang Feng, and trained as an apprentice with New York Dance Project performing works by Gerald Alpino, Robert Joffrey, Robert Battle, Larry Keigwin, and Tyler Gilstrap. Horizon is thrilled and beyond thankful to be working with Company | E and would like to thank their family for their love and support.
About Andie deVaulx
Andie de Vaulx earned an A.A. in dance from Montgomery College, and her B.A. in English from the University of Maryland. Andie has studied for 24 years with many artists including Chuck Davis, Donna Birchfield, and David Dorfman. She has been the artistic director of Equinox Dance Company in Frederick, Maryland, created several works for Forty+, and has been associated with Jane Franklin Dance since 2007.

About the Athenaeum | Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association:
The Athenaeum Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday 12pm to 4 pm.
The Athenaeum Gallery is the headquarters of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association (NVFAA). Founded in 1964, the NVFAA is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in all forms of art, and to establishing programs that will enrich the cultural life of Northern Virginia and the surrounding metropolitan area. The Athenaeum Gallery exhibits work created solely by artists living or working in the region and strives to present visitors with a wide variety of excellent work and unique experiences.


February 20
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$10 – $20
Event Category:


Jane Franklin Dance
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