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Peter DiMuro is one of the most beloved figures in the D.C. dance scene. He followed his 15 years as a performer, teacher, and administrator at Liz Lerman Dance Exchange with a stint as director of Dance/Metro D.C. When it became clear that the service organization could no longer afford a full-time director, DiMuro sought out teaching jobs. He’s now working at Drexel University in Philadelphia, but he left his heart in Washington, as it were. Tonight marks the local debut of his new collective, PDM: Public Displays of Motion. The performance at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop will feature excerpts from several longer works, including two collaborations by Duane Lee Holland Jr. (shown), a hip-hop gymnast and dancer. Adriane Fang, a University of Maryland dance professor, will also perform. DiMuro has always been something of a raconteur, so tonight’s event will give him a chance to talk a bit about upcoming productions he’ll have a hand in presenting, including the fourth annual VelocityDC Dance Festival, and a new production of Norman Allen’s play Nijinsky’s Last Dance. (With DiMuro starring as the aging, institutionalized Russian dancer!)
PDM: Public Displays of Motion begins at 6 p.m. at The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE. By donation. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.