Dance Collective


We are dancemakers, story tellers, and thinkers, seeking to raise the profile of modern dance in D.C. Through collaboration and performance, we challenge our bodies and minds to create meaningful art that evokes emotion and makes audiences think. We value a collective process that draws together people from diverse artistic backgrounds. We are Glade Dance Collective.

Glade Partners with Word Dance Theater

Glade Dance Collective is honored to be in partnership with Word Dance Theater this season for the purpose of outreach and mentorship.

Last year two Glade dancers, Sylvana and Jessica, performed in WDT's show at The Phillips Collection. They had such a good experience learning challenging pieces of Isadora Duncan's repertory primarily to Brahms Waltzes. Both dancers were thrilled to work with Cynthia Word and Ingrid Zimmer on a unique melding of visual art and it pairs with modern dance history.

As Sylvana and Jess shared their experience, the rest of Glade wanted in on the action! Luckily WDT was also looking for more dancers to help portray some larger Duncan works that they had not yet been able to perform.

Glade and WDT share a dedication to cross-disciplinary storytelling, and a natural, rewarding partnership was born.

Cynthia and Ingrid work seamlessly together and set a full 6-minute work on Glade members in a single rehearsal. "Dance of the Furies" is a twisted tale of Grecian woes and demise choreographed by Isadora Duncan in the early 20th Century. This dance paints a picture of the gates of hell.

Through this partnership, Glade digs more deeply into the roots of modern dance; treasures a piece of repertoire to share with our audiences, and gains a gem of a wise friend in Word Dance Theater.

Word Dance Theater is performing at Dance Place on June 13th & 14th, 2015. Glade will be dancing "Dance of the Furies" and other work in this unique blend of Duncan work and original contemporary work all surrounding the theme of love and love letters. Don't miss it - buy your tickets now!

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