Chamber Dance Project (CDP), Washington’s premier contemporary dance company now in its ninth season, presents an immersive evening with seven dance films including three premieres and an onstage virtual reality experience in one of the newest cultural destinations from DC Planet Word Museum at 925 13th St NO.
In an ambitious and one-of-a-kind performance lineup, Chamber Dance Project presents a powerful immersive experience that brings audience participants into the art of dance on film and in virtual reality. The highly sensory productions, ranging from languorous to sexy, from high energy to humorous, are:
A flat thing, reproduced
Directed by Thierry De Mey and choreographed by the famous William Forsythe.
A flat is considered one of Forsythe’s major works – a 21st century masterpiece – in which the virtuosity of the performers rivals the ingenious complexity of the choreography to the point of being known as ” William Forsythe’s Olympics! A quick overview is here.
An award-winning short film co-directed by Florence Peyrard, Max Gozy and Bastien Fiche, Grief’s original idea is rooted in the discovery of C. Pinkola Estés’ book Women Who Run with the Wolves.
Look at me
A new film by CDP dancer Alexander Sargent.
Starring Luz San Miguel and Davit Hovhannisyan filmed in an opulent Beaux Arts-era ballroom in Washington, DC.
A whimsical work of two men, a visitor, a hat and a banana inside an elevator. Take a look here.
Entrance and exit
Featuring sensational Royal Ballet director Marcelino Sambé dancing through the streets – with an operatic twist.
Directed by Yves Callewaert Featuring Royal Ballet director Marcelino Sambé dancing in the streets. This film showcases the rigor of classical ballet with a little pinch of magical realism and fantasy.
On stage in the accommodation
Virtual reality experience featuring the viewer in a performance of Dwellings by Chamber Dance Project.
Bells in the corner
On two corner screens, the spectator enters the dance during the performance.
During the exhibit hours leading up to each screening, audience attendees can choose to be immersed in virtual reality on the center stage during a live performance by Dwellings and with multi-screen exhibits. Participants can also learn about the cameras and techniques used by CDP and can create their own “independent short film clip”.
Options for enjoying the mind and body bending experience are also free-form, including:
· VIP reception to meet the filmmakers
Exhibition and first screening: 5-7.30 p.m.
Include a VIP Champagne reception with filmmakers, a private exhibit tour, optional VR experience, and reserved seating at the 6 p.m. screening.
Exhibition and First Screening: 6-7.30 p.m.
Exhibition and second screening: 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
Includes an optional immersive VR experience.
Please note that the same seven films will be screened during both screenings
CDP Artistic Director, Diane Coburn Bruning, and CDP Dancer, CDP Dancer, Alexander Sargent, will be present alongside an audience of contemporary dance enthusiasts. Also scheduled to join the evening are Pulitzer and multi-Emmy Award-winning executive producer, Show Runner and writer/producer/director David Hamlin and Emmy-nominated editor-in-chief for National Geographic Television and Film Salvatore Vecchio.
Sponsors of the one-night event include DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities; DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment; KPMG; Macy’s; Peter Damon Group; and equity funds.