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Ascent at Joe's Movement

Nancy Havlik's Dance Performance Group & Ara Fitzgerald at Dance Place

Love and Other Verbs 

When: January 28, 2015 at 8pm & February 1, 2015 at 4pm
Where: Dance Place, 3225 8th St NE, Washington, DC 20017
Metro: Brookland-CUA (Red Line)
Tickets: $15 - 30
Book now: 202.269.1600 or
SPECIAL RATE: Book before Jan 15 and get ticket for just $15! Book Here and use  code LOVEBIRDS

The Program:


Luminous Phenomena - Along the Way features 5 dancers with original live and recorded music by composer Jessica Krash.

Bona Fides is a celebration of female kinship and tea rituals, accompanied by Anthony Hyatt on violin.

Placehold is a dance/music improvisation by the NHDPG dancers and musicians Nate Scheible (percussion) and Gary Rouzer (cello and found intruments).


Words For Music Perhaps: Ara Fitzgerald and composer Wall Matthews reprise excerpts from their full-length collaboration based on the poems of W. B. Yeats, with Adam Gonzalez (cello).

‘outstandingly beautiful’ (Glasgow Herald)

Slow Dancing is Easy celebrates the delicious excuse of holding a partner close and slowly swaying.

Life of a Flower recreates a classic piece by the legendary dance / clown performer Lotte Goslar.


The Performers:


Choreography:  Nancy Havlik, Ara Fitzgerald, Lotte Goslar & the Company


Dancers: Jaya Adiga, Amanda Blythe, Jonathan DeVilbiss, Ara Fitzgerald, Erica Hagen, Ken Manheimer, Peg Schaefer, Sarah Schaffer, Hannah Whitley


Musicians: Adam Gonzalez (cello), Anthony Hyatt (violin), Jessica Krash (composer, piano and electronics), Wall Matthews (composer), Gary Rouzer (cello and found instruments), Nate Scheible (percussion).


Ara Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald is a New York dance theatre artist and improviser who was a member of Daniel Nagrin’s The Workgroup and The Entourage Music and Theatre Ensemble where she first worked with composer Wall Matthews. She has choreographed on and off Broadway and been produced around the world. A graduate of Connecticut College and Wesleyan University she has taught at Connecticut College, the National Theatre Institute, Trinity Square Conservatory, the Hartman Conservatory and is currently Director of Dance and Theatre at Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY.



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