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SUMMER 2015 EXCITING UPDATES!

The Company is in full throttle this summer with intensive rehearsals and classes in preparation for a sizzling 2015-2016 Season! This Season, entitled DEEP ROOTS WIDE WORLD, celebrates the Company’s 30th anniversary in the District of Columbia. This year, we hope to bring awareness to the general public of both the City and Company’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. We honor and thank our many contributing artists, community leaders, staff, board members and many volunteers.

After 20 years, DCCDT/TDC is proud to bring back to DC, prolific guest choreographer, Lloyd Whitmore (former DCCDT dancer/choreographer, faculty at Duke Ellington High School for the Performing Arts, and Artistic Director of New World Dance Company) to create world premiere, The Beginning of the After, a 3-section, high energy, elegant, sculptural, full company ensemble piece. The Company will also be working with guest choreographer, Kevin Iega Jeff (So Deeply Rooted), to present Juntos – his allegra, playful, uplifting ensemble work to the rhythmic music of Pat Metheny. The Company will also present Adrain Bolton’s (Co-Founder/Artistic Associate) Ballet Jazz – a full Company volcanic explosion of movement to the music of Jean Luc Ponty. (Please see website Schedule Page for performance dates).

DCCDT/TDC also had auditions in June, and welcomes aboard new company member, Zena Maddox (recent graduate of Butler University), and Apprentice, Rebecca Presti They join DCCDT’s dynamic list of performing artists: Maurice Johnson, Hannah Conn, Chandini Darby, Chika Imamura, Christine Doyle, Joan Ayap, Kourtney Ginn, Max Maisey, Sydney Ignacio, Vanessa Carmichael-Elder, and Will Hernandez.

As Founder/Artistic Director, I give thanks everyday for the opportunity to create such high quality concert dance. Since the inception of this organization, which has spanned three decades and two continents, I know I am truly blessed to be able to work with such outstanding artists and human beings! We thank you in advance in supporting a very important cultural vision for the District of Columbia, in this monumental and very important 30th Season!

Miya Hisaka
Founder/Artistic Director

 


 

THE DC CONTEMPORARY DANCE THEATRE
EL TEATRO DE DANZA CONTEMPORANEA


Presents

“DEEP ROOTS WIDE WORLD”


Celebrating 30 Years of Dance in DC!
DANCE PLACE
February 7-8. 2015 (Sat. 8 pm, Sun. 7 pm)

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Come celebrate 30 years of dance in the District of Columbia with The DC Contemporary Dance Theatre/El Teatro de Danza Contemporanea (DCCDT) at Dance Place on February 7-8, 2015 (Sat. 8 pm; Sun. 4 pm). “Deep Roots Wide World” celebrates a part of DC’s rich cultural heritage with Founder/Artistic Director, Miya Hisaka, presenting a retrospective of historical repertory that spans three decades as well as the evolution of ethnic dance in DC and nationwide.  DCCDT is proud to present critically acclaimed choreographers, Kevin Iega Jeff (So Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre/Chicago), Adrain Bolton (Founder/Co-Director), Gloria Contreras (Founder/Director of Taller Coreografico de UNAM, Mexico City), Maurice Johnson (Innovative St. Jazz Artist), and Chilian choreographer, Felipe Oyarzun; along with their dynamic company members:  Joan Ayap, Vanessa Carmichael-Elder, Carolyn Davis, Chandini Darby, Hai Do, Chika Imamura, Christine Doyle, Will Hernandez, Maurice Johnson, Kourtney Ginn, and Max Maisey.

 

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TDC is proud to announce the appointment of Maurice Johnson as Associate Artistic Director as of November 1, 2013. For the past 7 years, Maurice’s great talent, expertise, spirit and mentorship, as principle dancer as well as rehearsal director for the Company’s diverse repertory has been instrumental in maintaining TDC’s commitment to excellence in concert dance. Join in celebrating this exciting news for TDC!

TDC is also proud to announce that Founder/Artistic Director, Miya Hisaka Silva, has once again received a prestigious 2014 Artist Fellowship from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. This will be her second consecutive year to receive this award of excellence in dance in recognition of her achievements and service in the District of Columbia.

 

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Performance Schedule

2015-2016 Performances:

August 16, 2015 – TDC in Japan. Performance at the Hiroko Mishima Ballet’s 20th Anniversary Ceremony, Kitakyusyu Performing Arts Center in Kitakyusyu City, Japan. Sponsored by the Kitakyusyu City Committee of Education.

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Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center


Jan. 9-10, 2016 (Sat. at 8 pm; Sun. at 4 pm) - Full Program, Dance Place,
Washington, DC 20017.

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February 7-8, 2015 (Sat. 8 pm, Sun. 4 pm) – Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE, Washington, DC 20017.
Ticket Prices: $30/General Admission; $25/Advanced Sales General Admission, $20/Members, Artists, Seniors (+55), $15/College Students, Children (17 & Under). To Purchase tickets: www.danceplace.org

Feb. 9, 2014 (7-9 pm) – TDC Auditions: For Company Members and Apprentices for the 2014-2015 Season.

Auditions Held at: Joy of Motion Dance Center/Bethesda Studio Location. 7315 Wisconsin Ave. Suite 180E, Bethesda, MD..

TDC is looking for experienced concert dancers trained in classical ballet/pointe, modern (Horton/Graham) and jazz techniques. TDC is interested in working with dance artists with a strong interest in multiple styles of dance and a focus on long term training.

2014-2015 Season includes paid rehearsals and performances in both the DC metropolitan area and an extensive West Coast Tour.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes in advance to fill out audition application. Bring dance resume and dance shot. There will be a ballet, modern and jazz component. Ladies, please bring pointe shoes for the classical section.
For Information: miyahisaka@comcast.net

-October 12, 2013 - (Sat at 2 and 8 pm) – TDC at the The VelocityDC Festival, Sidney Harman Hall, Shakespeare Theatre Company (Main Stage), Located at 610 F St NW, (between N 6th St & N 7th St) Washington, DC 20004 (202) 547-1122

To Purchase Tickets – Tickets will be available exclusively through the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Box Office
(Tel-202/547-1122, 877/487-8849 |TTY 202/638-3863) or http://www.shakespearetheatre.org

Nearest Transit Station:
Gallery Place Chinatown Metro (Green, Red, Yellow)
Judiciary Square Metro (Red)
Archives Metro (Green, Yellow)

 

PAST PERFORMANCES

El TEATRO DE DANZA CONTEMPORANEA
THE DC CONTEMPORARY DANCE THEATRE

Presents

The Debut of its Reincarnation
April 6, 7, 2013 – The Jack Guidone Theatre

DC’s 3rd Annual Latin American Dance Festival Celebration
May 11-12, 2013 – Gonda Theatre


Come celebrate with El Teatro de Danza Contemporanea de El Salvador (TDC) as they re-birth of their name to The DC Contemporary Dance Theatre (DCCDT) on April 6, 7, 2013 (Sat. 8 pm, Sun. 7 pm) at Joy of Motion Dance Center’s Jack Guidone Theatre. This Preview Fundraiser/Incubator Series Performance presents excerpts of the Company’s new repertory choreographed by critically acclaimed choreographers, Kevin Iega Jeff (So Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre/Chicago), Francisco Castillo (Co-Founder/El Salvador); world premieres by blossoming young choreographers and Company members: Maurice Johnson, Cullen Massenberg, Sebastian Rousseau, Hannah Conn and Nancy Cantine; along with dynamic members: Vanessa Carmichael-Elder, Chandini Darby, Joan Ayap, Chika Imamura, Darian Moore and Will Hernandez.

Also, mark on your calendars, the Company’s culminating performances on May 11-12, 2013 (Sat. at 8 pm and Sun. at 7 pm). as they proudly present DC’s 3rd Latin American Dance Festival and the 17th cultural exchange with El Salvador) at Georgetown University’s, Gonda Theatre. This annual Festival of diverse classical, contemporary and indigenous works presents internationally recognized Latino choreographers and world renown performing artists: Francisco Castillo; Juan Carlos Rincones (Venezuela); Fidel Garcia (Cuban, Dance Theatre of Harlem), Alvaro Palau (Columbian, Washington Ballet), Gloria Contreras (Director of Taller Coregrafico de UNAM, Mexico); along with America icon choreographer, Kevin Iega Jeff, and guest dancer Kim Parmer, among some of DC’s most outstanding dance talent. Come experience Latin American concert dance at its best.


MARK ON YOUR CALENDARS NOW!

-April 6, 7, 2013 (Sat. at 8 pm and Sun. at 7 pm) - Season Preview Fundraiser and Incubator Series at Joy of Motion Dance Center’s Jack Guidone Theatre, Friendship Heights. 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW, WDC 20015. Ticket Prices: $25/Advance Purchase; $15/Students, $30/at door. To Purchase Ticket: www.joyofmotion.org

-May 11-12, 2013 (Sat. at 8 pm and Sun. at 7 pm).)
– DC’s 3rd Annual Latin American Dance Festival at Georgetown University’s Gonda Theatre, 37th and O St., NW, Washington, DC 20007. Ticket Prices: $30/Advance Purchase; $15/Students; $35/at door.
To Purchase tickets: www.boxofficetickets.com (enter El Teatro de Danza).
ALL TICKETS PURCHASED AT THE DOOR, MUST BE PAID BY CHECK OR CASH ONLY. Credit cards are only accepted for advance purchase. We recommend to purchase all tickets in advance OR to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to performance in order not to experience delays the evening of the show.



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Vanessa Carmichael-Elder
Retazos de Vida/Fragments of Life = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9t1TuS1dvQ


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Jose Carcamo, Maurice Johnson, Jose Luis Guillen, Cullen Massenberg and Francisco Castillo.
En El Hora Finale/In the Final Hour = http://youtube.com/0YeVkVXEjTY


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Special Guest Artist, Fidel Garcia
Le Corsaire + = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgO53aRYAcg


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Long Nguyen
Silent Honor = http://youtube.com/Pavj9E55SN8


For more excerpts, go to YouTube under El Teatro de Danza Contemporanea de El Salvador.


Category: Uncategorized | Posted by: admin | December 6, 2012 4:12 pm



Rave Reviews of World Premiere, Silent Honor, Choreographed by Director Miya Hisaka

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-FINDING MEANING THROUGH THE LANGUAGE OF DANCE-

Founder/Artistic Director, Miya Hisaka, premiered her new work entitled, Silent Honor, on March 27,2012 at the Atlas Lang Theatre. The 3 part dance video documentary was performed by a mixed cast of 20 members from El Teatro de Danza Contemporanea de El Salvador and The Classical Repertory Dance Theatre (the Resident Ballet Company at Joy of Motion Dance Center) to a sold out audience as part of CRDT’s 2012 Spring Season, Hisaka’s new work was created to honor the thousands of victims lost in 2011′s Tonoko earthquake and Tsnami in Japan. As noted by the critics, this powerful and poetic work brought their audience to tears…. “Though Silent Honor set out to convey honor, reflection, and respect for those who suffered last year in Japan. It more than communicated this theme…a broader and inspiring message radiated loud and clear as well. The sum of the graceful arms, precise en pointe feet, the lifts and turn..and the expression of joy on the dancers’ faces that was articulated in even their smallest movements…the emotional gravitas so obvious that I found myself moved to tears…” -The Pink Line Project-

To read more: http://pinklineproject.com/article/joy-motion-s-silent-honor-finding-meaning-through-language-dance

News Channel 8′s Sunday spot on the new work: http://bcove.me/5lrneyru

Category: Uncategorized | Posted by: admin | March 20, 2012 1:08 pm



EARTH, WIND & SKY – Dance Latin America II

EARTH, WIND & SKY

DC’S 2nd LATIN AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL

JUNE 11, 2011

AT THE GONDA THEATRE/GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

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(Dancers: Members of TDC and Jose Luis Guillen)

TO PURCHASE TICKETS:

www.boxofficetickets.com (if the performance doesn’t show up automatically, enter El Teatro de Danza in the search form) or tickets can be purchased at the box office the evening of the show

Ticket Prices:
$30/General Admission
$15/Children (17 years old and under)

Gonda Theatre Location and Parking: The Gonda Theatre at Georgetown University is located in the Davis Center for the Performing Arts, 37th and O St. NW, Washington, DC 20057. Off street parking as well as FREE PARKING GARAGE in Southwest Quadrangle parking garage via Prospect or Canal campus entrances.

Welcome back Francisco Castillo, Salvadoran choreographer and Co-Founding Director of TDC, as he presents a full evening of his works along with virtuoso cast of Latin America dancers and guest artists.

Due to last year’s overwhelming success of TDC’s Latin American Festival, TDC is proud to present DC’s 2nd Latin American Dance Festival, “Earth, Wind and Sky- Dance Latin America II” – “Tierra, Viento y Cielo-Danza Latino America II” - a powerful, passionate and diverse program of classical and contemporary dances from El Salvador, Cuba to Mexico at The Gonda Theatre at Georgetown University’s new state of the art Davis Performing Artson June 11, 2011 (Sat. at 8 pm). Producing Artistic Director, Miya Hisaka Silva, proudly presents this return performance and historical 15th cultural exchange with El Salvador, bringing together internationally recognized virtuoso Latino artists: Francisco Castillo (El Salvador); Gloria Contreras (Director of Taller Coregrafico de UNAM, Mexico), Fidel Garcia (formerly of Dance Theatre of Harlem), TDC, among a list of dynamo special guest artists! Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to experience Latin America dance at its best!

TDC is proud to present the return of last year’s program and more, with an evening of some of Latin America’s finest choreography including 4 works of Francisco Castillo’s: Las Mares (The Oceans), a breathtaking, sculptural full ensemble work reflecting the two sides of mother nature; and his most monumental work, En El Hora Finale, created to the moving music of Vangelis for six of Latin America’s strongest men and reflecting upon life, death, devastation, life’s beauty, rebirth and hope; El Ultimo Wagon (The Last Train), a poetic, melancholy man’s solo about moving forward yet leaving much behind; and signature piece, Pajaros Pintados (Painted Birds) his full company high energy indigenous signature work capturing the beauty of mother nature in Latin America. Mexican icon and legend, Gloria Contreras will present her luscious and romantic duet composed to Mozart’s “K-622”, showcasing Cuban virtuoso classical dancer, Fidel Garcia, and special guest artist, Michelle de Fremery, formerly with American Repertory Ballet of NJ, and more. These internationally recognized world class artists have once again come together in collaboration to create a powerful, passionate and inspiring program, not to be missed!

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2011 UPCOMING PERFORMANCES:

Due to the overwhelming success of TDC’s Latin American Festival last year, TDC is proud to present DC’s second Latin American Festival on June 11, 2011 at Georgetown University’s new state of the art, Gonda Theatre. “EARTH, WIND AND SKY: DANCE LATIN AMERICA II” =”TIERRA, VIENTO Y CIELO: DANZA LATINO AMERICA II” , presents a full evening program of Francisco Castillo’s work in collaboration with some of Latin America’s most virtuoso artists include: , Gloria Contreras (Mexico), Fidel Garcia (Cuba), members of TDC, among other special guest artists. This 15th Cultural Exchange with El Salvador has been made possible by the generous support of the DC Commission for the Arts & Humanities, in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Grupo Taca Airlines, and many private patrons. Come celebrate and welcome back Francisco and our dancers from El Salvador. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to experience Latin America at its best!

Latin American Festival
June 11, 2011 (Sat. at 8 pm)

Georgetown University’s Gonda Theatre is located in the Davis Performing Arts Center near the campus entrance of 37th and O St. NW, WDC 20057. Off street parking and FREE PARKING GARAGE on the Southwest Quadrangle via Prospect or Canal Rd. entrance.

TICKET PRICES:
$30/General Admission; $15/Children 17 and under.
Limited seating and we will sell out so purchase your tickets now

TO PURCHASE TICKETS: www.boxofficetickets.com (enter El Teatro de Danza). Tickets also available at Gonda Box Office the day of the show starting at 6:3o pm. For more information: 202-316-5277.

CRITICS WRITE ABOUT:

Francisco Castillo and TDC:
“…body and spirit filled and moved by the dance and music alone, rich with nuance and physical inflection, physically sumptuous…hypnotic, dramatic detail, energy, elegance, sensuality, focus and undeniable passion”.
- New York Times, New York-

Gloria Contreras:
“For more than seven decades, Mexico has birthed and experienced one of its greatest and most ambitious dancer artists…a world legend of art and movement of the body. A true disciple of Balanchine who revolutionized art and culture for an entire country!”
-Gabriela Jimenez Bernal, Mexico City-

Fidel Garcia:
“…Another virtuoso star…the strength of Garcia translated into another world of unconditional love.”
–Victoria Looseleaf, La Opinion-

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Dance Artists Performing in this Concert:
Francisco Castillo, Jose Luis Guillen, Vanessa Carmichael-Elder, Jose Carcamo, Alexandria Franklin (courtesy of Dissonance Dance Theatre), Michelle de Fremery, Elizabeth Fujii, Fidel Garcia, Chandini Gilchrist, Chika Imamura, Darian Moore, Maurice Johnson and Cullen Massenberg.

Category: Uncategorized | Posted by: admin | January 11, 2011 5:55 pm



DC's First Latin American Dance Festival – October 1-3

TDC_posterTDC presents DC’s first Latin American Dance Festival at Dance Place October 1-3, 2010

This Fall, TDC is proud to present DC’s first Latin American Dance Festival, “Unspoken Words-Dance Latin America” – “Sin Decir Palabras-Danza Latino America”- a powerful, passionate and diverse program of classical and contemporary Latin American dances from El Salvador, Cuba to Mexico at Dance Place, Oct. 1-3, 2010 (Fri. and Sat. at 8 pm and Sun. at 7 pm)

This historical event will bring together internationally recognized virtuoso Latino artists: Francisco Castillo (El Salvador); Gloria Contreras (Director of Taller Coregrafico de UNAM, Mexico), Fidel Garcia (formerly of Dance Theatre of Harlem), and members of TDC, among a list of dynamo artists! Don’t miss these once in a lifetime opportunities experience Latin American dance at its best!

The Program will be an evening of all new works including world premieres choreographed and danced by some of Latin American’s most world renown artists. Two world premieres by Francisco Castillo: Las Mares (The Oceans), a breathtaking, sculptural full ensemble work reflecting the two sides of mother nature; and his most monumental work, En El Hora Final created to the luscious music of Vangelis for six of Latin America’s strongest men and reflecting upon life, death, devastation, life’s beauty, rebirth and hope; Mexican icon and legend, Gloria Contreras will premiere her luscious and romantic duet composed to Mozart’s “K.622”, showcasing Cuban virtuoso classical dancer, Fidel Garcia. And Eduardo Rogel, Director of the National Company of El Salvador, will present his light-hearted and uplifting classical quintet, Concierto, created to the playful music of Joquin Rodrigo. These internationally recognized world class artists have come together in collaboration to create a powerful, passionate and memorable program, not to be missed.

Performances at Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE, Washington, DC 20017
(2 blocks from the Brookland Red Line metro stop by Catholic University)
www.danceplace.org or 202/269-1600

Ticket Prices:
$30/General Admission
$25/Advance Purchase (24 hours prior to showtime)
$20/Group Sales of 10 +
$10/Children 17 years old and under

TO PURCHASE TICKETS:
visit www.danceplace.org
or call (202) 269-1600

Category: Performances, Uncategorized | Posted by: admin | August 5, 2010 5:50 pm



Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who attend and contributed to the Preview Performance and celebration on July 17th!

Everyone had a great time, and Francisco and Jose Luis were presented with awards from the Embassy of El Salvador. Below are some photos from the event:

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Francisco and Dr. Flores

 

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Dr. Flores, Jose Luis, Francisco, and Vilma Herrera

 

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The Honorable Ambassador Francisco Altschul,
Francisco and Jose Lui
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TDC is funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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