Rooting the Dance Hip-Hop Series at Dance Place

Excited to work with Dance Place to launch Rooting the Dance Hip-Hop Series. Rooting the Dance brings together a diverse and multi-talented group of women artists who embody Hip-Hop in the DMV.  Pulling from their cultural roots and stories of transformation within Hip-Hop culture, these artists share Hip-Hop dance as a form of community connection, soul connection, and joy.

October schedule is out!

10/4: Duchess

10/11: Lunacee

10/18: Special Guest- DMV Kiki Nights

10/25: Ama

This Series is open to all levels and experiences.  Register HERE!

PearlDiving 2023 Residency

PearlDiving Movement Residency (PDMR) supports professional movement artists making dance-centered multimedia work by providing rehearsal space, technical support, mentorship, and resources to support a creative residency. The dual-track program serves both local and visiting artists and offers time in an environment where research, play, and risk-taking are encouraged in order to create and present new work. PearlDiving residents are Chitra Subramanian and Raphael Xavier.

Save the Dates:

Check out work-in-progress projects at pearlPRESENTS Saturday, November 11 at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater.

Great Persons Series Community Experience Days in collaboration with The Nicholson Project

I am collaborating with The Nicholson Project to present The Great Persons Series: Community Experience Days for Kids and Families.

The Great Persons Series fosters transformation, inspiration, and self-awareness through interactive exhibits and programs that bring history and social justice to life. Developed by Alize Sabater and the M.O.M.I.E's model, the Series focuses on the life stories of Great People from our past and present. Children learn about the important issues of our world and communities through powerful hands-on experiences. Participants will explore the life story of a Great Person through hands-on experiential activities, ranging from the visual arts/crafts, writing, movement/performance, music, multimedia, and more. These hands-on experiences encourage children to process the content and immerse themselves into the Great Person’s life story.

The series will take place Saturdays in October from 12pm to 4pm and intended for children and their families to drop in anytime during these hours. Special programming will be implemented throughout the four Saturdays, including community workshops in art/dance, gardening, and storytelling.

Saturday programs are FREE!!!

Direct Registration Link:

Program Schedule - Saturdays from 12pm to 4pm:

October 7th:
Zitkala-Sa: Dakota Yankton Writer and Musician, Cultural Preserver, and Political Activist for her People
1pm Enrichment: First Nations Powwow Dancer and bgirl from amiskwaciwaskahikan, Angela Gladue (Edmonton, Alberta)

October 14-
Harry Belafonte: Civil Rights Icon and Legendary Singer and Actor from Jamaica
1pm Enrichment: Calypso dance party + food tasting

October 21-
Mary McLeod Bethune: Powerful Educator, Activist for Racial Justice, and Champion for Women and Girls
1pm Enrichment: National Park Service Ranger representing the historic Mary McLeod Bethune House, DeAsia Noble

October 28-
George Washington Carver: Agronomist, Scientist, and Pioneer in Sustainable Farming
1pm Enrichment: Nicholson Project's Garden/Farm Manager, Peter Lewis

Connect with chitra.MOVES

To explore bookings for workshops, classes, performances, intensives, and other opportunities or collaborations, please send a message here or email chitra.move@gmail.com.

Thank you!

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