The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD), the international service organization for dancers of color announces performance dance showcases. At the heart of the conference and festival are five dance showcases taking place throughout the Washington, DC area: The Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater and Millennium Stage, The Howard Theatre, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Howard University, Cramton Auditorium, and the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel.
Wednesday, January 23 at 7:30PM – Dance in the DMV Showcase Presentation
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Ticket Price: $10 Adults; $5.00 Children 12 and under / Senior Citizens
DANCE IN THE DMV is a pre-conference event showcasing the talents of dance artists in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia (DMV). The companies and individual artists range from youth to adult. The showcase will surely exhibit the creative diversity of the DMV dance community.
Thursday, January 24 at 7:30PM – Emerging & Established Artists Showcase Presentation
The Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.
Ticket price: $35.00 plus convenience fee (all seats, general admission)
- performances by A’Keitha Carey (Lewisville, TX), Allegro Performing Ensemble of Dallas Black Dance Academy (Dallas, TX), Divine Dance Institute/Pneuma Dance Ensemble (Capitol Heights, MD), Eleone Dance Theatre (Philadelphia, PA), Howard University Dance Ensemble (Wash, DC), Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater (Las Vegas, NV), ORCHESIS/College of William and Mary (Williamburg, VA), D/2 Philadanco’s Apprentice Company (Philadelphia, PA), University of Nevada, Las Vegas (NV), University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA), VT Dance (Baltimore, MD).
Friday, January 25 at 10AM
The Howard Theatre: IABD Brunch
Keynote Speaker, JASMINE GUY
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Ticket price: $50.00 plus convenience fee (all seats, general admission)
- performances by African American Dance Ensemble/The Berry & Nance Dance Project (Durham, NC) Sons of Freedom (Capitol Heights, MD), Kankouran West African Dance Company (Wash, DC), Reggie Cole (Dundalk, MD), Lesole Maine (Silver Spring, MD).
Friday, January 25 at 6PM – Youth Dance Showcase Presentation
The Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage
This event is FREE. Tickets are not required.
- performances by Benjamin D. Foulois Creative & Performing Arts (Clinton, MD), The City of Las Vegas West Las Vegas Arts Center Performance Ensemble Xtension Program (NV), Lewis Cass Technical High School (Detroit, MI), Martin Luther King Jr., Senior High School (Detroit, MI), Renaissance High School (Detroit, MI), Imagine…Dance Theater of Camden (Camden, NJ).
Friday, January 26 at 8PM – Emerging & Established Artists Showcase Presentation
Duke Ellington School of the Arts
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Ticket price: $35.00 general admission; $15.00 students/senior citizens plus convenience fee
- performances by Atlanta Dance Connection (Atlanta, GA), Ballet Creole (Toronto, Canada), Baltimore Dance Tech (Baltimore, MD), Cleo Parker Robinson Dance 2 (Denver, CO), Cleveland School of the Arts (Cleveland, OH), Dallas Black Dance Theatre 2 (Dallas, TX), Dance Institute of Philadelphia (PA), DC Dance Theatre (Wash, DC), DC Youth Ensemble (Wash, DC), Divine Dance Institute (Capitol Heights, MD), Duke Ellington School of the Arts (Wash, DC), Alice Holmes (Burtonsville, MD), Jerome Johnson (Wash, DC), Jones-Haywood Dance (Wash, DC), Premier Dancers Detroit (MI), Straight to the Pointe! (Philadelphia, PA).
Saturday, January 28 at 8PM – IABD International Showcase Presentation
Howard University, Cramton Auditorium
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Ticket price: $40.00 plus convenience fee, general admission; $35.00 IABD Members and Senior Citizens; $15.00 students with valid student I.D.
- performances by Alvin Ailey (New York City), Camille A. Brown & Dancers (New York City), Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble (Denver, Colorado), Dallas Black Dance Theatre (Dallas, TX), Dance Theatre of Harlem (New York City), Forces of Nature (New York City), Lula Washington Dance Theatre (Los Angeles, CA), Philadelphia Dance Company (Philadanco) (Pennsylvania), Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company (New York City).
2013 IABD Honors Celebration Awardees include Charles L. Augins, Camille A. Brown, Brenda Dixon-Gottschild, Louis Johnson, Dianne McIntyre, and Renee Robinson whom will be celebrated at the 25th Silver Anniversary IABD International Showcase Presentation.