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Waltzing with
the Rabbit

When:           Thursday June 15, 2023 at 7pm

Where:          Dupont Underground, 19 Dupont Circle NW,
, DC 20036

Tickets:         $10 (cash only)

Walzing with the Rabbit showcases Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group, spoken word poet Regie Cabico and the music of Spice Cake in a sparkling evening of summer creativity. The program will be performed on Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 7pm at Dupont Underground, 19 Dupont Circle (behind Kramers Bookstore), Washington, DC 20009.


The Performers:


Choreography:  Nancy Havlik, Corina Iona Dalzell

Dance Performance Group: Corina Iona Dalzell, Denise Jakobsberg, Aquiles Holladay, Thomas Northrup, Sandra Roachford

Poetry: nationally-acclaimed spoken-word artist Regie Cabico

Spice Cake: Miles Spencer (acoustic guitar), Yaya Patterson (vocals)


The Program:


White Rabbit in Search of a Rolex: Regie Cabico’s poetry serves as inspiration for Havlik’s collaborative choreography with the members of the Company.


A Little Lost is a duet performed and choreographed by Corina Iona Dalzell with Thomas Northrup set to Tom Waits’ “All the World is Green”.


Spice Cake serves up a blues set, blending Yaya Patterson’s vocals with Miles Spicer’s acoustic guitar.


Tennessee Waltz nostalgically evokes Havlik’s memories of times gone by. The Company performs to music by Spice Cake.

The Creative Team:


Choreographer Nancy Havlik’s work has been performed throughout the DMV for the past 25 years by her Dance Performance Group and by Quicksilver Senior Dance Company, a dance improvisation company of older adults sponsored by Arts for the Aging. Diverse performance venues include Rhizome, The National Portrait Gallery, VisArts / Rockville, Josephine Butler Parks Center, Joyce Soho and The Construction Center in New York. Most recently Dance Performance Group has performed at Atlas Theater Intersections, Shakespeare Theater’s Velocity, Sonic Circuits and Dance Place. Nancy has received grants from the Montgomery County Arts Council and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. She has just received the Individual Artist Award in Dance: Choreography from the Maryland State Arts Council.   


“gloriously beautiful to behold…inspirational.” (Carmel Morgan, Ballet-Dance Magazine)

“…a fully enhanced and enjoyable performance. […] This event is a prime example of human and artistic interaction, and exemplifies the significance of collaboration in order to create community, understanding and meaningful art.”   (Arielle Ostry, Dance View Times, 2018)


Regie Cabico is a multi-award-winning spoken word pioneer. He has won The Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam and taken top prizes in three National Poetry Slams. His television credits include two seasons of HBO's Def Poetry Jam, NPR's Snap Judgement & MTV's Free Your Mind. He is the lead teaching artist for Poetry Out Loud and has recorded several asynchronous videos for the National Endowment for the Arts and Poetry Foundation.  He has shared the stage with Patti Smith, Allen Ginsberg and through Howard Zinn's Portraits Project at NYU, has performed with Stanley Tucci, Jesse Eisenberg & Lupe Fiasco. He is the publisher of Capturing Fire Press and resides in Washington, DC.


Corina Iona Dalzell is an Appalachian-raised, Washington, DC-based performer, choreographer and teaching artist. After studying dance and social science at Bennington college, they spent six years working in Seattle. There they danced with The Three Yells Performance Company, PE|MO, Noelle Chun, Vanessa DeWolf and Fox Whitney of Gender Tender. Their work was nurtured by Studio Current and produced around the city. As well as performing with Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group, they work with Dance Exchange and BodyWise Dance, specializing in creative approaches to intergenerational and access centered dance education. Their work is collaboratively made with performers and crafted in community with other artists. Explore more at


Spice Cake are Miles Spencer and Yaya Patterson. Miles has been a part of the Washington, DC area acoustic blues scene since the 1990’s. Yaya, a musician from a young age, studied music therapy and jazz voice at collegiate level and is a songwriter and guitarist. Yaya’s youthful, exuberant energy counterpoints Miles’ measured experience, playing Piedmont blues, original songs and blues standards.


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