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!
Help me get published by National Geographic!
I submitted these two photos to National Geographic's "I Heart My City" photo assignment, which celebrates the hometowns of the world. The series invites photographers to"help us experience your city through your eyes. What drives your city’s heartbeat and makes your heart skip a beat? Tell us why you heart your city, and why we all should, too." The best images get selected and curated by NatGeo editors and are published into a feature.
The two images are from a rare personal 4:00am tour of the Washington, D.C. monument grounds on an uncharacteristically warm winter night in December. These American landmarks have such a different feel when they are isolated, alone under the moonlight. In fact, they came to life. Here are their captions.
4 o'clock Lincoln
Upon a very late and uncharacteristically warm night in D.C., I took a 4am stroll to the monuments where I found an isolated, grand Lincoln. It was dead quiet, and striking to see one of our country's greatest memorials alone, like Lincoln was there in his own thoughts, not to be disturbed. We left him there, to be.
Mystery Monument (4am)
This 'mystery monument' lies on the grounds alongside the reflecting pool. It was like this structure was left there to let each person decide what it was celebrating. For me, it was a monument to dance, to structure, and to art everywhere, so I set up the frame and did my own celebration dance inside as a friend photographed.
Please help my photos get some exposure and "favorite" them by hitting the heart and maybe even leaving a positive comment! (You need a NatGeo account to do so but it's free to sign up, and they also send lovely and infrequent emails).
WASHINGTON, D.C. - I'm excited to be joining my third consecutive season with Contradiction Dance for two unique performances this spring.
The first: In Walk a Mile, premiering at the brand-new Anacostia Arts Center in SE Washington, D.C., the company will take you through a dance-based theatre experience about shoes and the creatures -- a.k.a. us humans, in all our variations -- who wear them. Artistic director and choreographer Kelly King and director of theater Melissa Bustamante are working in the company's standard collaborative style to create solos, duets and quartets exploring how and why we wear those things on our feet and the different relationships we have with shoes depending on our gender, occupation, lifestyle and many other factors of our realities.
I will be performing a solo, a quartet and ensemble pieces with the company. I hope to see you in the audience in my first performance of 2014! You can buy tickets here.
Contradiction Dance and the Anacostia Arts Center present: Walk a Mile
March 14 $5 open dress, 8pm
March 15 & 21-22, 8pm
March 16 & 23, 3pm
Tickets: $15 in advance/$20 day of
Read more about this show and Contradiction dance here.
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