It's that time again: I'm on stage! I'm thrilled to be performing with the DC-based Contradiction Dance in Walk a Mile, a show about, among other things, shoes. We're halfway through our run, having performed three successful shows last weekend, and gearing up for our closing at the Anacostia Arts Center this weekend.
We've been working on this show since the start of 2014, and it is near and dear to my heart for many reasons. Besides talking through the show's concept over glasses of wine and watching gurgling children with artistic director Kelly King (she's two toddlers deep), I'm also performing my first professional, public solo in this show. It is a personal milestone for me that is a joy to dance, and I'm looking forward to sharing with DC-area audiences.
I've also designed all of our promotional materials and show programs.
I'm considering this show my trampoline into my new career as full-time artist. I've happily been dancing with Contradiction for three years and I couldn't ask for a better family of people to share the stage with -- they are full of joy and talent (from fire spinning to painting and entrepreneurship) and I am proud and humbled to join them in this work.
So, come Walk a Mile with us! And, read a lovely review of the show from DC arts advocate Erin Mitchell.
BONUS: If you get your tickets online ahead of time, you get a discount PLUS a code for a $20 Lyft credit, aka DC's newest cab service that I'm a big fan of. So, essentially, you get paid $5 for letting us entertain you! Not a bad deal.
NEWS: Walk a Mile reviewed by DC-based arts advocate and writer Erin Mitchell
We're thrilled about this lovely review of Walk a Mile, the show I'm currently performing with Contradiction Dance.
"Walk a Mile is feel-good, witty dialogue, paired with smooth and energized choreography ... the smiles are infectious ... (the piece) illuminates you and keeps you bright through the rest of your day. It encourages a frank dialogue between artist and audience not ordinarily experienced in dance or theatre; others should sit up and take notice." Read the whole review >>
It's great to have internal confidence and joy for a show, but it's a whole other game when someone else articulates it, too. And there are 3 more chances to see it this weekend, starting Friday 3/21!
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