CityDance Presents brings acclaimed national and international dance companies to performance venues across the District. These same artists collaborate with our students through master classes and residencies, providing invaluable access to the professional dance world. We partner with leading dance presenters and agencies, including KMP Artists, Strathmore and Dance Place, to bring world-class dance companies to local stages. Past presenting programs include collaborations with Gallim Dance, Koresh Dance Company, Pilobolus, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Spectrum Dance Theater / Donald Byrd, and MOMIX.


2022-2023 Season

Dance Theatre of Harlem | Oct 7-8, 2022

Fri, Oct 7, 8 PM
Sat, Oct 8, 2 & 8 PM
Sidney Harman Hall

Dance Theatre of Harlem will open Washington Performing Arts’ season on October 7-8 at Sidney Harman Hall.

In this special three-performance engagement at Sidney Harman Hall, DTH stages their acclaimed Higher Ground, a 2021 social commentary set to Stevie Wonder’s Motown hits. The piece mixes neoclassical dancing with contemporary African-American social dancing, as choreographed by Dance Theatre of Harlem’s resident choreographer Robert Garland.

For the second half of the program, DTH presents the world-premiere ballet, Sounds of Hazel, co-commissioned by Washington Performing Arts, and inspired by the life and work of Hazel Scott—the prodigiously gifted Trinidadian-American jazz and classical pianist, bandleader, recording artist, and star of stage and screen.

Tickets start at $30 |

Presented in partnership with Washington Performing Arts

Asanga Domask’s Vishwa Lanka Rangana | November 5-6, 2022

Sat, Nov 5, 7 PM
Sun, Nov 6, 6 PM
CityDance Studio Theater at The Music Center at Strathmore

“Asanga Domask is one of this town’s most talented artists” – Washington City Paper 

Asanga Domask, CityDance Ignite Artist, and Founder and Artistic Director of SerendibDance brings a daring collection of Sri Lankan traditional and folk dance to the CityDance Studio Theater at Strathmore.

Vishwa Lanka Rangana will premiere original choreography of several group and solo works that are dedicated to the preservation of Sri Lanka’s traditional Kandyan, low country, and folk dance. Traditional music and elaborate costumes and props (handcrafted in Sri Lanka) will take the audience on a journey into an ancient world rich in heritage and sacred traditions.

More than 20 dancers from CityDance’s Sri Lankan Traditional and Folk dance program and from the CityDance Conservatory, will perform the elegant and dynamic movements that typify these dances.

Tickets: $30 |

The Nobel Mind Chronicles Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah | March 25, 2023

Sat, Mar 25, 7 pm
CityDance Studio Theater at The Music Center at Strathmore

CityDance is proud to present The Nobel Mind Chronicles Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah MFA thesis dance performance project by Adjetey Klufio. The 50-minute performance will feature Adjetey Klufio, CityDance Conservatory dancers, and live drumming accompaniment at the CityDance Studio Theater at Strathmore.

This project is centered on the chronicles of Osagifo Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana and the first in the Sun-Sahara Africa; the man who wanted United States Africa. In this production, the performance will unearth some salient revelations and show some characteristics of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah choreographically and theoretically. “I am not African because I was born in Africa but because Africa was born in me.” This project will show the rich culture of the Ghanaian people.

Tickets: $25 |

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