Last night I attended the Velocity DC Dance Festival at Sidney Harman Hall with Anna and her roommate Joyce. It was a showcase of all DC area dance companies. There was inspiring modern pieces, amazing ballet numbers, exciting hip hop and crazy flamenco! My absolute favorite number was by The Washington Ballet Studio Company called Blue Until June. The studio company is 12 international dancers on the brink of professional careers. The Blue Until June suite piece is Etta James music choreographed by Trey McIntyre. I absolutely fell in love with it. I also liked the Christopher K. Morgan & Artists company piece, and realized watching it that one of the dancers went to my high school. She is still an amazing dancer! That was great to see. Their piece was developed for a special performance at the Phillips Collection for the exhibit, Snapshots: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard. Dance and museums? Perfection.
This is the dress rehearsal video from the Washington Ballet Studio Company piece. It looses a lot on the video, but you can still see the costumes, and hear the music from the piece.