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.
In 2022, CityDance is co-presenting PHILADANCO! with The Music Center at Strathmore. Known for its innovation, superbly trained dancers, and electrifying performances, PHILADANCO!, The Philadelphia Dance Company, celebrates 50 years as one of the premier African-American modern dance companies.
Presenting iconic PHILADANCO! works as well as new choreography that highlights its continued engagement with today’s most important social issues, the company continues its legacy of bridging cultural divides. New work by BaKari Lindsay will be featured and highlight Caribbean and African heritage through Malian kora music.
“With inspired artistry and unceasing energy, Brazil’s Focus Cia De Dança burst forth on Washington, DC’s Dance Place stage in Still Reich, a collection of four pieces choreographed by Artistic Director Alex Neoral, all set to a different works of music by contemporary American composer Steve Reich.”
CriticalDance, Author Carmel Morgan
Review of Focus Cia De Dança, co-presented by Dance Place and CityDance