Aysha Upchurch's Life, Rhythm, Move Project: Retrofuturistic at Dance Place
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The last date listed for Aysha Upchurch's Life, Rhythm, Move Project: Retrofuturistic was Sunday November 8, 2009 / 4:00pm.
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The Washington Ballet's ingenious take on this holiday favorite is set in the wintry, historic D.C. of old. In Septime Webre's version of the timeless ballet, George Washington becomes the heroic nutcracker -- which makes perfect sense considering his legendary set of wooden choppers. Set to Tchaikovsky's beautiful score and staged with magnificent sets and costumes, there are waltzing cherry blossoms, dancing sugar plums and other clever adaptations to enchant young and old, making this particular The Nutcracker a beloved family tradition. Learn More
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Aysha Upchurch: Life, Rhythm, Move Project
Part of the Dance Place Hip Hop Festival
Retrofuturistic is a play on time travel and science fiction, all while examining the theme of "men are from Mars and women are from Venus." It is has all the fun, entertaining appeal of hip hop dance, but also raises some questions about what we are doing to our planet, environmentally and socially. The performance will feature students from the Dance Place Fall Hip Hop Repertory Class.
Life, Rhythm, Move Project (LRMP), an award-winning, critically acclaimed Washington, DC-based ensemble, combines Hip Hop and other dance forms with spoken word, to entertain and engage diverse audiences. Under the direction of Aysha Upchurch, LRMP fuses passion and education with artistry. The company's body of work examines relevant social issues and dares the audience to laugh, cry and think. In this performance, the ensemble will present new works by Upchurch and guest choreographers.