Dance Place Presents 'Art on 8th' Events

By Editorial Team on May 1, 2014
Photo courtesy of Dance Place.
Photo courtesy of Dance Place.


Events begin April 27 until October.


Dance Place and Monroe St Market present a series with interdisciplinary arts events entitled Art on 8th, bringing free arts events to the heart of Brookland.

Art on 8th is designed to bring people of all ages, backgrounds and interests together to enjoy and experience interactive programs of music, dance and visual arts.

All events are free and open to the public. May 2014 events in the Art on 8th program take place on 8th Street North East on the Arts Plaza at Monroe St Market and Dance Place’s Studio 21 on the Arts Walk at Monroe St Market.

Special Art on 8th Opening Event:
Spring Arts Festival: Sunday, April 27, 4-7pm on the Arts Walk at Monroe St. Market.
Celebrate Spring in Brookland with a free multi-cultural arts festival featuring dance, poetry, and music from around the world.

Art on 8th May Visual Arts at Studio 21:
Gallery Opening for Photography Exhibit by Bob Klein: Thursday, May 1, 6-8pm
Exhibit continues through May 31.
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Friday 6:00-8:00pm, Saturday 12:00-4:00pm

Saturdays, 12:30-2:00pm (excluding May 24)
BE CREATIVE: arts and crafts workshops with Carla Perlo, Andrea Petty-Brown and guests.

Art on 8th May Performances on the Arts Plaza:

  • May 1 at 6:30pm: Cello Street – Classical-Pop Fusion with guest vocalist
  • May 2 at 6:30pm: DC Casineros – Cuban Salsa
  • May 8 at 6:30pm: Duende Quartet – Smooth Latin Jazz
  • May 9 at 6:30pm: Dance with Us – Social Dance with Carla Perlo, Delante White & Friends
  • May 15 at 6:30pm: Polvo and Scree – Live Jazz
  • May 16 at 6:30pm: Live Jazz/Hoop Jam and POP (People, Objects, Play) – featuring Freddie Dunn Jr., Carla Perlo, Delante White & Energizers Jr. Staff
  • May 22 at 6:30pm : Freddie Dunn Quartet – Jazz
  • May 23: no performance
  • May 29 at 6:30pm: Vibe Collective – Afro-Cuban Improv Jazz
  • May 30 at 6:30pm: Coyaba Dance Theater – African Dance & Drumming

Art on 8th continues until October 2014, featuring music on Thursday evenings, interactive dance concerts and dance sessions on Friday evenings and arts/crafts workshops on Saturdays.

About the Art on 8th Program
Art on 8th is co-presented by Dance Place and Monroe St. Market. Sponsorship for Art on 8th comes from the Bozzuto Group, the National Endowment for the Arts “Our Town” program, with additional funding by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and American Voices. American Music Abroad (AMA) is a people-to-people cultural exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in partnership with American Voices.

Dance Place’s Art on 8th is part of the organization’s Program Enhancement Fund, a $500,000 multi-year initiative to offer expanded free community arts and cultural programming. The Program Enhancement Fund is an integral aspect of Dance Place’s Moving Forward campaign, which also includes renovations the Dance Place’s facility and enhanced operational reserves.

About Dance Place
Founded in 1980, Dance Place builds a community of artists, audiences, and students through high quality performances, commissions, training and educational program. We are committed to enriching the field of dance locally, nationally and internationally. Our thriving arts campus serves as an anchor in the development of our Brookland neighborhood in Washington, DC.

From August 2013 until early Summer 2014 Dance Place’s theater on 8th Street NE will be closed for major renovations. During that time Dance Place’s performance program will continue in other venues around DC, including Joe’s Movement Emporium, THEARC, The Edgewood Arts Center, The Hartke Theatre at CUA and the Ira Aldridge Theater at Howard University. Dance Place will maintain its full program of adult and kids dance classes at the Brookland Artspace Lofts, and The Edgewood Arts Center on the corner of 8th Street NE and Monroe Street.