Songs Of My Life
Saturday July 26 at 8:30 pm
9:30 Club
815 V St. N.W.

For this performance Dakshina presents three programs in one night in one of the hottest night clubs in the East Coast. We begin with Songs of My Life (a modern dance cabaret) and will follow with our collaboration with WIT Going against the Flow (see description above), and we’ll close with an open performance. Songs of My Life, links a series of choreographed vignettes—each of which represents a snapshot of certain relationship or situation that might happen in a club. Between the vignettes, a DJ spins live mixes of songs while audience and cast members alike are invited to dance.

Going against the Flow: Improvised Lives

This project is a dynamic collaboration of improvised spoken word and movement. Mark Chalfant and Daniel Phoenix Singh are bringing actors and dancers together for this project. Chalfant leads the cutting edge improv group Washington Improv Theater (WIT) and Singh directs the Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company. This project uses themes elicited from the audience to create quick scenes. The moods range from silly to poignant, but the scenes are sure to surprise and invigorate audiences with their sometime seamless, sometime lightning-fast mood and topic changes. The project plays with the notion of everyday life as a series of improvisations, and pushes the actors and dancers to think on their feet (literally and figuratively) as each player tries to support and challenge the others at the same time.

Official Premier Party
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

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