On May 10, 1994 Nelson Mandela becomes South Africa's first black president; May 10, 1869 the first US coast to coast railroad is completed; and in 2016, May 10th became national Trust Your Intuition Day! So trust your intuition and join us at the National Gallery of Art to celebrate rhythm in all of its forms. Highlights include live performances by Chris Brubeck’s Band Triple Play, internationally acclaimed NYC-based modern dance company Elisa Monte Dance and local dancers from Joy of Motion Center.
Triple Play and Elisa Monte Dance (EMD) have been performing together the past year to bring new exciting experiences to audiences around the US. Tiffany Rea-Fisher, EMD’s new Artistic Director, was described in Bloomberg News as “a vehicle for radical community service” which is why there was no way she could envision this night without local talent as part of the process. The National Gallery of Art, Triple Play, Elisa Monte Dance, and Joy of Motion are the perfect combination for an unforgettable night of art and culture.
Check out the evening lineup below:
Live Music with Dance
6:50pm & 8:20pm/ Mezzanine/ 30 min. each
Famed jazz musician Chris Brubeck’s Band Triple Play teams up with internationally acclaimed NYC-based dance company Elisa Monte Dance (EMD) to present the music you know and love with a new twist and live dancing.
Dance in Motion
8:00pm/ Concourse/ 10 minutes
Watch dance, as you never have before. Enjoy the museum’s moving walkway while enjoying multiple moving vignettes from a constantly changing vantage point.
A Window to the Museum
6:00/ Mezzanine Windows/ 30 min.
Get transported into a world of grace and beauty as EMD dancers are silhouetted in the Museum’s Mezzanine windows, welcoming you to after-hours at the museum.
6:40 Ground Floor / 7:30 Mezzanine / 8:10 Concourse
Support your local DC dancers! EMD Artistic Director Tiffany Rea-Fisher has been working with local dancers from Joy of Motion Center, one of the area’s longest existing dance institutions centered around personal growth, community, inclusion and excellence.
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Earlier Event: April 13Police Athletic League Classes at the Harlem Center
Later Event: May 17Apollo Theater Performance