Dance performances

5 dance performances not to be missed in the region

Dance throughout the fall season on your way to these renowned shows, lessons and showcases in the region.

By Léanne Stahulak

After a year without celebrations, it’s time to get moving. Whether you want to attend a dance company across the Atlantic or learn the choreography on your own, catch these local dance performances this fall.

Bowen McCauley Dance Company

9/14
For the finale of its 25th season, the Bowen McCauley Dance Company will take the stage at the Kennedy Center for an evening. The show will feature magnificent music by Turkish composer Erberk Eryilmaz and German-Croatian composer Nikola Glassl, as well as a solo performance by guest dancer Manish Chauhan from Mumbai, India.

National Dance Day: wherever you are, I want to see you dance!

9 / 16–9 / 18
Prepare to move your body. Celebrate the exhilarating feeling of getting to your beat while watching free performances, interactive lessons, and live music. Soon you will be dancing the night away.

Ronald K. Brown and Meshell Ndegeocello

10/21 to 10/23
Renowned choreographer Ronald K. Brown has mastered the art of blending traditional African dance with contemporary and urban styles. Now he’s teamed up with singer, songwriter and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello for Mercy, Grace, and The Equality of Night and Day, a stunning three-part visual and audio piece. Hear the chilling performance of Ndegeocello as Brown’s dancers perform on the Kennedy Center stage.

Mason’s New Fall Dance Concert

12/11 & 11/13
The George Mason University School of Dance is putting on a choreographed show this fall, featuring talented students and rising stars in the program. Support the Dance School as the students demonstrate their excellence.

Akram Khan Company: XENOS

11/18 to 11/20
In a solo performance, revolutionary choreographer Akram Khan will switch from classical Indian kathak dance to more contemporary styles. The story he tells is one of emotional breaking points and the chaos that arises from war. See his visceral performance at the Kennedy Center.

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