Local Reviews

Welcome to the re-launched DC Dance Journalism Project. Check out our latest reviews below. The program will focus on professional development for writers while strengthening the discourse about dance in the D.C. region with reviews and previews of local dance performances. To be considered for a review, your performance must be submitted to the Dance Metro DC calendar by the 1st of the month preceding the performance.


2018-12-4: Stairway to Stardom by cakeface at Dance Place
REVIEW by Lisa Traiger

2018-11-21: Garage Sale by ReVision Dance Company at Dance Place
REVIEW by Morgan Pravato

2018-11-20: Topographies: Dances for Land, Air, and Water
by Spacetime Dance & Human Landscape Dance
REVIEW by Val Oliphant

2018-11-13: EyeSoar by Jane Franklin Dance
REVIEW by Nanda Srikantaiah

2018-11-12: Touch Update by Bill Shannon
REVIEW by Lisa Traiger

2018-11-7: Borderline by Honji Wang and Sebastien Ramirez
REVIEW by Morgan Pravato

2018-11-4: What’s Going On: Love, Life and Social Justice by VTDance
REVIEW by Ramona Harper

2018-10-24: Rockfish by Sydney Lemelin
REVIEW by Morgan Pravato

2018-10-16 LOAD – a collaboration between darlingdance & Eames Armstrong
REVIEW by Val Oliphant

2018-10-16: MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet: Excerpts from Glacier: A Climate Change Ballet and Rite of Spring, Crash of Fall
REVIEW by Carmel Morgan

2018-10-09: Out of Many, Erica Rae Smith, Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
REVIEW by Carmel Morgan

2018-10-08: A Bon Coeur, Helanius J. Wilkins, Dance Place
REVIEW by Carmel Morgan

2018-09-26: Bhoomi, Kalanidhi Dance, Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
PREVIEW by Nanda Srikantaiah

2018-09-25: Premiere: A Season Opening Concert, Joy of Motion
REVIEW by Val Oliphant

2018-09-17: Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre
REVIEW by Lisa Traiger

2018-09-10: 5by5 Community Dance Performance
REVIEW by Val Oliphant

2018-03-15 Nomadic Artists “Horizon”
REVIEW by Michelle Hayes

2017-09-06 DC Hip Hop Theater Festival at Dance Place
REVIEW by Christina Lindenmuth

2017-09-05 Beyond Borders Presented by Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company at Dance Place
REVIEW by Mariana C. Barros

2017- 07-24 The Classical Repertory Dance Theatre and DC Contemporary Dance Theatre/El Teatro De Danza Contemporanea: Entre Dos Mundos/Between Two Worlds
REVIEW by Kacie Peterson

2017-07-17 REBOLLAR AND FRIENDS: 40 AND UP!
REVIEW by Mariana C. Barros

2017-06-27 MK Abadoo presents Octavia’s Brood: Riding the Ox Home
REVIEW by Kacie Peterson

2017-06-21 Chamber Dance Project Presented at the Millennium Stage
REVIEW by Mariana C. Barros

2017-06-13 Choreographic Institute Thesis Dance Concert at Dance Loft on 14
REVIEW by Christina Lindenmuth

2017- 06-05 Profile: Erica Rebollar
PROFILE by Taryn Brown

2017-06- 05 A Body in Places by Eiko Otake at Dance Place
REVIEW by Mariana C. Barros

2017-05-29 ACW Dances presents How to Make a Methodist Salad
REVIEW by Michelle Hayes

2017- 05-29 Rhodessa Jones and Idris Ackamoor: Fully Awake & Facing Seventy
REVIEW by Rachael Appold

2017-05-22  CityDance presents DREAMSCAPE
REVIEW by Raquel Lake

2017-05-15 Debbie Allen on CityDance’s DREAMSCAPE
INTERVIEW by Raquel Lake

2017-05-15 REVIEW: Errant Movement presents oneness
REVIEW by Kacie Peterson

2017-05-03 Martha Graham Dance Company from “Critical Dance”
REVIEW by Christina Lindenmuth

2017-04-29 Orange Grove Dance: The 1 Mile Radius Project at Joe’s Movement Emporium
REVIEW by Christina Lindenmuth

2017-04-29 Circling the Line by UpRooted Dance
REVIEW by Rachael Appold

2017-04-25 Dance Place’s Celebrate Deborah Highlights 30 Year Career in DC
INTERVIEW conducted/edited by Taryn Brown

2017-04-14 DancEthos with Gin Dance
REVIEW by Kacie Peterson

2017-04-11 ReVision Dance Company presents “Propelling Voices” at Dance Place
REVIEW by Kacie Peterson

2017-04-03 Daniel Burkholder and Danceworks Performance Company presents Stories From a Life
REVIEW by Raquel Lake

2017-04-03 Enoch Chan Productions presents DEVIATED THEATRE/Hillary-Marie’s Sole Music Collective
REVIEW by Taryn Brown

2017-03- 22 Dance Metro DC presents Chandini Darby and Kyoko Ruch at Dance Place
REVIEW by Taryn Brown

2017-03-20 Gin Dance Company “Spring in Your Step” at Atlas Intersections Festival
REVIEW by Michelle Hayes

2017-03-13 Trajectory Dance Project presents “IDENTITY: Dancing the Self”
REVIEW by Mariana C. Barros

2017-03-13 Maverick Lemons “On the Brink” at Atlas Intersections Festival
REVIEW by Kacie Peterson

2017-03-10 DanceArtTheater Cafe 53 at Fredgren Studio Theater
REVIEW by Raquel Lake

2017-03-10 The Seldoms Power Goes at Dance Place
REVIEW by Rachael Appold

2017-03-08 DC Contemporary Dance Theater UBUNTU: For the Whole of All Humanity
REVIEW by Christina Lindenmuth

2017-03-07 Dance in Color: A Celebration of Cultural Heritage through Movement
REVIEW by Raquel Lake

2017-03-02 Rebollar Dance presents Impacting Spaces
REVIEW by Rachael Appold

2017-03-02 Prakriti Dance presents Amba Shikandi : A Journey of Courage at Atlas Intersections Festival
REVIEW by Raquel Lake

2017-03-02 Ronald K. Brown’s EVIDENCE, A Dance Company presents Walking Out the Dark
REVIEW by Mariana Barros

2017-03-02 Company Danzante presents On This Road at Atlas Intersections Festival
REVIEW by Michelle Hayes

2017-03-02 Helanius J. Wilkins presents a preview of “A Bon Coeur” at Atlas Intersections
REVIEW by Raquel Lake

2017-03-02 Dissonance Dance Theatre presents Mahogany Strings at INTERSECTIONS
REVIEW by Taryn Brown

2017-02-24 Two of Us at Dance Loft on 14
REVIEW by Rachael Appold

2017-02-22 Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble: Hot Strings and Flying Feet
REVIEW by Christina Lindenmuth

2017-02-17 SOLE Defined Zaz: The Big Easy at Dance Place
REVIEW by Michelle Hayes

2017-02-17 NACHMO Studio Showing
REVIEW by Kacie Peterson

2017-02-07 De/Rail: The Underground Truth at the Jack Guidone Theater
REVIEW by Christina Lindenmuth

2017-02-07 34th Annual Choreographer’s Showcase
REVIEW by Taryn Brown

2017- 01-31 Alekya: Spilling Ink at Dance Place
REVIEW by Rachael Appold

2017-01-27 Kimberly Bartosik/daela at Dance Place
REVIEW by Michelle Hayes

2017- 01- 27 Wintersteps by Dissonance Dance Theatre at the Jack Guidone Theater
REVIEW by Christina Lindenmuth

2017- 01-25 Diamono by KanKouran West African Dance Company at Dance Place
REVIEW by Raquel Lake

2017-01-17 National Choreography Month (NACHMO) Overview
REVIEW by Kacie Peterson

2017-01-17 Stephen Petronio and Kate Weare in ADI’s Final Rockville Season
GUEST FEATURE by Luella Christopher, Ph.D.

2017-01-09 antithesis: Dance Place Practice by Gesel Mason Performance Projects at Dance Place
REVIEW by Taryn Brown

2016-12-29 Kwanzaa Celebration with Coyaba Dance Theater at Dance Place
REVIEW by Christina Lindenmuth

2016-12-16 The Kind of Thing That Would Happen by Agora Dance at Dance Place
REVIEW by Mariana Barros

2016-12-08 Ubuntu: For the Whole of All Humanity by TDC at Dance Place
REVIEW by Taryn Brown

2016-12-07 Demolishing Everything with Amazing Speed by Dan Hurlin at ADI
REVIEW by Luella Christopher

2016-12-06 Poor People’s TV Room by Okwui Okpokwasili at ADI
Guest Feature by Luella Christopher

2016-12-06 The Kind of Thing That Would Happen by Agora Dance at Dance Place
PREVIEW by Rachael Appold

2016-12-01 DC Contemporary Dance Theatre at Dance Place
PREVIEW by Rachel Turner

2016-11-29 5 by 5: An Original Dance and Music Concert presented by Sylvana Christopher
REVIEW by Raquel Lake

2016-11-16 Chambers of the Heart by Word Dance Theatre at Butler Center
REVIEW by Taryn Brown

2016-11-15 “What’s Going On? Life, Love, and Social Justice” at Dance Place
REVIEW by Kacie Peterson

2016-11-11 Metro Tap Roots at Dance Place
REVIEW By Taryn Brown

2016-11-10 Kalanidhi @ 25 at Lisner Auditorium
REVIEW by Christina Lindenmuth

2016-11-10 El Teatro De Danza Contemporanea at The Washington School of Ballet
PREVIEW by Michelle Hayes

2016-11-09 Motion X Dance DC at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
REVIEW by Mariana Barros

2016-11-09 Chambers of the Heart by Word Dance Theatre at Butler Center
PREVIEW by Raquel Lake

2016-11-03 Blue Mountain Express and Women’s Work by alight dance theatre at Dance Place
REVIEW by Taryn Brown

2016-11-02 Don’t Leave Me by Dance Ability at The Building Museum
REVIEW by Sylvana Christopher

2016-11-01 Works by Steven Reker Open House and Morgan Thorson
GUEST FEATURE by Luella Christopher, Ph.D.

2016-10-31 Inner Voice by Gin Dance Company with guest DancEthos
REVIEW by Matthew Rock

2016-10-20  On the Brink by Maverick Lemons Dance Project at the Millennium Stage
REVIEW by Michelle Hayes

2016-10-19 A Light Mix: Wine, Cheese, Dance by Light Switch Dance Theatre at CHAW 
PREVIEW by Kacie Peterson

2016-10-19 Dance Noir by Dissonance Dance Theatre at the Jack Guidone Theater
REVIEW by Raquel Lake

2016-10-19 Inner Voices by Gin Dance Company with guest DancEthos
PREVIEW by Chanel Smith

2016-10-18 Dance Theatre of Harlem at Sidney Harman Hall
REVIEW by Rachel Turner

2016-10-18 Ashani Dances at The Baltimore Theater Project
REVIEW by Christina Lindenmuth

2016-10-17 Into the Woods for Dance at Howard Community College
GUEST FEATURE by Luella Christopher, Ph.D.

2016-10-07 Objects of Hope by Contradiction Dance at Anacostia Arts Center
PREVIEW by Raquel Lake

2016-10-07 Spacetime Suite by Katie Sopoci Drake at Dance Loft on 14
REVIEW by Chanel Smith

2016-10-07 Skirt the Wall by Heart Stuck Bernie at Millennium Stage
REVIEW by Matthew Rock

2016-10-05 Transcendence by Nomadic Artist at Joy of Motion
REVIEW by Matthew Rock

2016-10-03 Jessica Denson and Jamal Ari Black at Dance Loft on 14
REVIEW by Kacie Peterson

2016-09-29 A Tasting Menu by Errant Movement at Takoma Ranch
REVIEW by Christina Lindenmuth

2016-09-27 Transcendence by Nomadic Artist at Joy of Motion
PREVIEW by Michelle Hayes (DC Dance Journalism Project)

2016-09-26 Spacetime Suite by Katie Sopoci Drake at Dance Loft on 14
PREVIEW by Raquel Lake (DC Dance Journalism Project)

2016-09-21 Stuart Loungway at Dance Place
REVIEW by Kacie Peterson (DC Dance Journalism Project)

2016-09-15 Stuart Loungway at Dance Place
PREVIEW by Taryn Brown (DC Dance Journalism Project)

2016-08-30 DNA After Dark Showcase by Fierce Collabo Dance Company
REVIEW by Christina Lindenmuth (DC Dance Journalism Project)

2016-08-29 Synetic Theater’s Dark Night Showcase
REVIEW by Matthew Rock (DC Dance Journalism Project)

2016-08-25 DNA After Dark Showcase by Fierce Collabo Dance Company
PREVIEW by Kacie Peterson (DC Dance Journalism Project)

2016-08-16 Analog by Sarah J. Ewing & Dancers
REVIEW by Taryn Brown (DC Dance Journalism Project)

2016-08-11 Analog by Sarah J. Ewing & Dancers
PREVIEW by Chanel Smith (DC Dance Journalism Project)

2016-08-10 Through the Glass Ceiling by I.C. Movement Project at Strathmore
GUEST FEATURE by Luella Christopher, Ph.D.

2016-08-09 Through the Glass Ceiling by I.C. Movement Project at Strathmore
REVIEW by Raquel Lake (DC Dance Journalism Project)

2016-08-09 Interfusion Festival Showcase at Dance Loft on 14
REVIEW by Michelle Hayes (DC Dance Journalism Project)

2016-08-05 Through the Glass Ceiling by I.C. Movement Project at Strathmore
PREVIEW by Matthew Rock (DC Dance Journalism Project)

2016-08-01 Kitchen Sink Fest by Ben Levine at Dance Place
GUEST FEATURE by Rick Westerkamp (DC Metro Theater Arts)