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Review: VelocityDC Dance Festival

Velocity is speed with purpose: a change in distance over time, crucially defined by direction. The VelocityDC Dance Festival took us in many. In its ninth iteration, the variety-style performance, presented at Sidney Harman Hall in partnership with the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, the Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Washington Performing Arts, showcased […]

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‘Dunsinane’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

As the guerilla war in Dunsinane intensifies, Siward, the English commander sent to Scotland to bring peace to the warring clans, admits to burning to death a village’s captured adult males. In light of recent events in Islamic State — namely, the burning to death of a captured Jordanian pilot — the thousand year parallels […]

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‘In the Moment’: Aquila Theatre’s ‘The Tempest’ Visits George Mason University’s Center for the Arts on Friday, January 23rd at 8 PM

Bringing “the greatest works to the greatest number,” the nationally recognized Aquila Theatre, will bring its touring stage production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest to the George Mason University Center for the Arts on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 8 PM. The Aquila touring productions are generally on college campus venues. The Tempest arrives on the Fairfax campus […]

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A bloodied Caius Martius (Patrick Page) celebrates his victory over the Volcians and capture of Corioles. Photo by Scott Suchman.

‘Coriolanus’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Anne Tsang

Shakespeare’s Coriolanus is one of his least popular plays—its language lacks the normal Shakespeare smoothness, it’s violent and bloody, it’s long, and there are a lot of scenes that require active crowds (armies, riots, etc.), which are difficult to maintain, but Shakespeare Theatre Company’s (STC) staging, directed by David Muse, more than does the Bard […]

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Shakespeare Theatre Co. Adds ‘A Funny Thing,’ ‘Mies Julie’ & Baryshnikov in 2013-1014 Schedule by Lindsay Tolar

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY FINALIZES THE 2013-2014 SEASON Additions Include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Presentations of Mies Julie and Mikhail Baryshnikov in Man in a Case The Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced the addition of a sixth mainstage production, plus two intriguing presentations to complete the 2013-2014 Season. The Stephen Sondheim musical A Funny Thing Happened […]

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Jonathan Jordan and Maki Onuki of The Washington Ballet in George Balanchine’s 'Stars and Stripes.' Photo by Brianne Bland, courtesy of The Washington Ballet.

‘Stars and Stripes: Tour-de-Force’ at The Washington Ballet at Sydney Harman Hall by Carolyn Kelemen

The Saturday matinee performance of Stars and Stripes: Tour-de-Force was, indeed, a tour de force for The Washington Ballet, the dancers, choreographers, and anyone else who had a part in this lively showcase that closes tonight at the Sidney Harman Hall. Always the consummate showman, Artistic Director Septime Webre invited under-11-year-old spectators for an impromptu “dance,” […]

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‘VelocityDC Dance Festival’ by Breena Siegel

VelocityDC Dance Festival kicked off this past Thursday at the Sidney Harman Hall at Shakespeare Theatre Company. Entering its fourth year, the festival provides an opportunity to experience dance in a very broad sense of the word. From modern, contemporary, classical ballet, African, Sri Lankan, Flamenco to American folk dance, there is a wide variety […]

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