Wednesday, March 26, 2014

TDP's Interview with Erin Mitchell

Recently, TDP sat down at their various computers to answer some questions for Erin Mitchell, the intrepid writer behind the blog The Art of Balancing.

“It's been really interesting,” says Rugh, ”through the premise of the Telephone Dance Project we've worked with various levels of connectivity-- from the most rudimentary letter writing, to four-way google chats. Exploring the concepts of proximity and distance through movement feels important at this time in history in which technology is becoming increasingly connected yet isolating.”

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Learn, Dance, Watch with TDP in D.C.

The Telephone Dance Project's next stop on the tour Washington D.C. and we want you to dance with us!

Friday, March 28th 

Improvisation Workshop with TDP 
at Dance Place 
3/28 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
$20 general/$15 students and seniors
Register HERE.
We'll explore some of the ideas we use to create our long-distance works.  Workshop participants will also get a chance to try out some of the movement we'll be using for Saturday's Site-Specific Dance Exploration at the National Portrait Gallery.

Saturday, March 29th

Self-Guided Tour of Dancing the Dream and 
Open Rehearsal of the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company
at the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery 
3/29 at 11:00am-3:00pm
Join us any time between 11 and 3pm to take in the National Portrait Gallery's special exhibition honoring American dance throughout the 20th century as well as a glimpse into the preparations for Dana Tai Soon Burgess's newest work to be premiered in the spring.

Kogod Courtyard, National Portrait Gallery
Site-Specific Dance Experience with TDP
National Portrait Gallery's Kogod Courtyard 
3/29 at 3:00-4:00pm
FREE - let us know you're coming HERE
We'll take inspiration from what we've just seen, and some of TDP's methods of improvisation to create a work of art on the spot.  Join in the fun or watch as we lead a series of dances that you can be a part of by giving just a few simple directions.  Look, listen, and move your way into a deeper understanding of the art that exists all around you.

Salon-Style Performance with TDP and Guests

Brookland Artspace at 3305 8th St. NE 
3/29 at 7:30pm-8:30pm 
Invite with any donation
Put on your evening look, enjoy a glass of wine (donations encouraged), see the art provided by Catholic University Art Students and watch performances by TDP, Mountain Empire and more guest artists.  Performances will happen in an informal setting with dialogue encouraged.

You must be on the invite list to enter, but that's easy!  Simply  join our Facebook Event, or contact send your name to Katie at

We can't wait to see you!

Monday, March 3, 2014


The Telephone Dance Project is hosting a Salon-Style Show on Saturday, March 29th at 7:30pm at the Brookland Artspace Lofts in Washington D.C.

"Put on your evening look, head down to the Brookland Artspace Lofts, and enjoy a glass of wine as you watch performances by TDP, Mountain Empire and special guest artists. Visual art by Catholic University Art Students will be on display in the Brookland Artspace Gallery. Telephone Dance Project’s Salon-Style Show will happen in an informal setting with dialogue encouraged. You must be on the guest list to enter."

We still have a few slots left open for dance artists to show work, experiment with an improvisational score, or present a work in progress for friendly dancer feedback.  This is an informal and fluid dance setting and there will be wine served, so think of this as the ideal environment to try something risky.

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