February 23, 2011–Dance/Metro DC hosts its fifth annual region wide dance and arts festival Dance Is The Answer (DITA) from Friday, April 15 to Monday, May 2, 2011. Created in 2007 and held during National Dance Week, DITA includes classes, workshops, performances, lectures, open rehearsals, and more in different styles of dance from ballet to tap to world dance, and takes place at various venues throughout the metro DC area. All events are specially priced, with some free events, to encourage new participation. The theme for this year’s celebration is Art That Moves.
“There is no denying that movement- with every breath we take, with every communal celebration – is the common denominator for any of us who claim to be human!”, says Peter DiMuro, Dance/MetroDC’s Director. “With this year’s theme of Art That Moves, we extend our reach to include our collaborators in all genres, but especially those in the visual arts. Art galleries will come alive with movement, dance studios will be inhabited by those who translate the medium to other dimensions.”
Last year, over 55 artists, companies, and venues participated in the celebration, including seven commissioned “flash mobs” and hundreds of events, showcasing the strength and vitality of dance in the DC area.
For a complete list of events, workshops, classes or registration information, please visit the DITA website at www.danceistheanswer.com or call (202) 746-6683.
Dance Is The Answer is presented by Dance/MetroDC, and this year in a special association with the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. Dance Is The Answer is also funded through the contributions of the region’s dance artists and companies, as well as the sustaining supporters of Dance/MetroDC including The Eugene and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Meyer Foundation, and the Marpat Foundation.