2001 – (November 29 to December 9) International multi-disciplinary annual festival in Washington, DC that is curated by Washington, DC artists – dancers and musicians. The festival brings together groups and individual dance artists, performance artists, musicians locally and internationally to perform and teach workshops related to the art of improvisation. The DC 7th Festival was sponsored, in part, by the generous donations of Anthony Hyatt, Jim Levy, and Maida Withers Dance Construction Company.
Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre, November 29, 2001:
Ciane Fernandes and Giselle Ruzany (Brazil), Taller Eperimental de Danza Pisorrojo (Venezuela), Daniel Burkholder/The PlayGround, Cyrus Khambatta, Sharon Mansur; Maida Withers; Pre-show: Sandra Mendes and Washington Free Collaborations
Musicians: Jim Levy, Ben Takis, Peter Fraize, Jonathan Modell (DC)
Hand Chapel Concert – GW’s Mount Vernon Campus, November 30, 2001:
Alicia Grayson, Brad Stoller and Mecca Burns; Sharon Mansur; This Body This Earth; Curiosity Equation; Monday Night Improv Lab; Pre-Show Laruel Dugan (DC)
“Dance In” at the Art Museum of the Americas and Garden of the Organization of American States in conjunction with “Artistic Imaginings in Clay” exhibition, December 1, 2001:
Ciane Fernandes, Giselle Ruzany (Brazil); Taller Experimental de Danza Pisorrojo (Venezuela); Daniel Burkholder, Sharon Mansur, Cyrus Khambatta, Heidi Rauch, Maida Withers, GW Dancers. Musicians: Jim Levy, Ben Takis, Peter Fraize (USA), Brazilian musicians.
Joe’s Movement Emporium Performance, Saturday December 8, 2001:
Quicksilver Senior Improv Dance Company, Francesca Genco, Great Quintini & Keith DeStefano; Seize the Day/DC-CI Guest Artists; M.Bird Trio; Lani Nahele (Lisa Schmidt) & David Hurwith (Mass) Musician: Jon Mathis.
Joe’s Movement Emporium Marathon and Contact Jam, Sunday, December 9, 2001:
Lindsay Sworski; Constance Bibb; Miriam Colvin & Jessica Dellecave; Child’s Play; Frendan McCall/RONIN; Roberta Rothstein/Momentum Dance Theatre; Lou Antonin; Heidi Schimpf; Robin Gilmore; marita Mittag; others (DC)
Improvisation Workshops with International Artists, December 2 and December 9:
Annual sponsors include The George Washington University and the Department of Theater and Dance (Hand Chapel, Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre); Maida Withers Dance Construction Company. Frequent partners include Joy of Motion, Smithsonian, and this year, Art Museum of the Americas, Joe’s Movement Emporium.