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Chamber Dance Project Showcases New Hip-Hop Dance Work For and With Audiences at CityCenterDC, June 16

by Faith Flanagan
June 7, 2016
825 10th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 289-9000
On Thursday, June 16, the Chamber Dance Project’s dancers team up with local band Brass Connections for a free preview of their new hip-hop dance at the Plaza at CityCenter. The performance is part of the Chamber Dance Project’s 2016 season, Brass & Ballet, June 23 - 26 at the Lansburgh Theatre. This event will include a free short dance lesson from Chamber Dance Project dancers. Also performing at CityCenterDC is DC’s favorite street band Brass Connections.

WHO: Chamber Dance Project Dancers, Brass Connection Band
WHEN: Thursday, June 16th, 6 - 7:15 PM
WHERE: The Plaza at CityCenter, H Street NW between 9th and 10th Streets NW.
WHAT: FREE dance performance and dance lesson

“Chamber Dance Project is excited to be able to become a stronger part of the city’s fabric by bringing dance to the public,” says Diane Coburn Bruning, Founder and Artistic Director. “Ballet & Brass features new works by two exciting young choreographers working with the band live in hip hop and contemporary. Brass Connection is an amazing band and a treasure of the DC street scene. For this season, we are going to meet them on the streets and bring them inside the theatre for our audiences. CityCenterDC gives audiences a free preview and we hope they buy tickets for Ballet & Brass.”

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M819r918VKc

About Chamber Dance Project

Chamber Dance Project, dancers & musicians, is a company of professional artists dedicated to redefining contemporary ballet in partnership with live music in intimate settings heightening the impact on audiences. Chamber Dance Project is dedicated to sharing its art and exposing it to a diverse audience not otherwise afforded the opportunity. The work is a celebration of outstanding artists and designers collaborating on works which have a contemporary relevance and resonance. The Chamber Dance Project is devoted to supporting the creation of new choreographic works and musical scores and to their performance with other contemporary works onstage as well as in film. The project utilizes the intimate and interactive settings of the rehearsal studio, educational classroom and the theater to share the creative process with audiences.

Diane Coburn Bruning, Founder and Artistic Director, is an award-winning choreographer who has worked with professional ballet, theatre and opera companies throughout the U.S. and abroad. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Sundance Film Institute, McKnight Foundation, Strauss Foundation and Virginia Arts Commission, among many others. Since relocating from New York, she has worked as a choreographer with the Washington National Opera, Woolly Mammoth, Studio Theater, Shakespeare Theatre Company and Solas Nua, with whom she received a Helen Hayes nomination. Diane is a graduate of Jordan College of Arts of Butler University, NYU and held a one-year fellowship to Yale University where she studied with renowned designers Jennifer Tipton and Ming Cho Lee. Diane has been a guest artist at over thirty colleges and universities and teaches choreography at George Mason University.

Chamber Dance Project is supported by New Music USA. To follow the project as it unfolds, visit my project page: https://www.newmusicusa.org/projects/chamber-dance-project-project/ Chamber Dance Project's 2016 season is generously supported by USB and Spey Pearls.

About CityCenterDC

CITYCENTERDC is a pedestrian-friendly, 10-acre neighborhood, located in the heart of Downtown Washington, DC. The project is home to more than 270,000 square feet of retail space, featuring a unique mix of local, national and international brands such as Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Dior, Burberry, Loro Piana, Salvatore Ferragamo, CH Carolina Herrera, Paul Stuart, Allen Edmonds, BOSS Hugo Boss, kate spade new York, TUMI, Lilith, Eres, and Zadig & Voltaire. Restaurants include Momofuku, Milk Bar, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, Mango Tree, and DBGB Kitchen and Bar. In addition, the project encompasses 520,000 square feet of prime office space, 458 rental apartment units and 216 condominium units, a 1,550 space parking garage, a public park, a central plaza and pedestrian-oriented streets and alleyways. CityCenterDC’s ceremonial entrance off H Street NW features The Gateway at CityCenter, one of the world’s largest and most breathtaking video art installations. Construction of the Conrad Washington, DC, a 370-room luxury hotel with 70,000 square feet of additional retail space, commences in 2016. For more information, visit www.citycenterdc.com.
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