VelocityDC Dance Festival

Event Date: 
Friday, October 2, 2009 - 5:30pm to Saturday, October 3, 2009 - 1:00am
If you’ve always wanted to see a dance performance, but not sure what to see, or if you could afford it, your time has come with VelocityDC! On Friday and Saturday, October 2 and 3, for only $15, come sample six of the best dance companies from DC (and beyond) at the beautiful Sidney Harman Hall (beside the Verizon Center). Featured are short pieces from Ron K. Brown and Evidence, The Washington Ballet, CityDance Ensemble, EDGEWORKS Dance Theater, Gesel Mason, Nejla Yatkin, Edwin Aparicio, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange and Austrian choreographer Willi Dorner presenting the outdoor piece “Bodies in Urban Spaces”. You’ll see modern, African, ballet, hip hop and many forms in between. VelocityDC is designed for folks who may be new to dance, beginning with Gesel Mason’s performance of “How to Watch a Modern Dance”. Stay afterward at the bar to swap impressions, meet some dancers, and finally be able to ask them, up close and in person, how they do it all! And, all you night owls, stick around for Velocity DC Late Night! At 10pm on Saturday, there's a cabaret-style showcase of movement, music and mayhem featuring dancers, poets and musicians. This late-night, 18+ show includes appearances by Andile Ndlovu, Capital Movement Project, Contradiction Dance, Furia Flamenca, Gesel Mason, Gilded Lily Burlesque, Kentavius Jones, Komplex, Lucy Bowen McCauley Dance, Regie Cabico/Sol y Soul, and Urban Artistry. In addition, relax and enjoy the Harman Center bars and lounges with DJ Ian Knight (Philadelphia) into the early morning hours. Where else can you see two nights of world-class dance for just $15? Whether you're a dance fanatic or a first-timer, there's something here for everyone! Schedule: Tickets: or via phone at 877.487.8849. We hope to see you there!