Get closer to the art with our musicians for this special Evening With An Artist. Between them, these Chamber Dance Project musicians have performed in settings ranging from the Kennedy Center to Carnegie Hall and played and worked with artists as diverse as Pinchas Zukerman and Barry Manilow. The focus is more intimate in this pre-Valentine’s Day evening: a duet.

Chaerim & Derek have been in our string quartet since our first season in DC. Additionally, Chaerim plays violin in “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band and Chamber Orchestra, and Derek plays viola in the Richmond Symphony and Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. In performance and conversation, they use music to trace significant milestones in their individual careers and their life together as a performing couple. Chaerim and Derek will perform several works and “deconstruct” one of them to help audience members hear and understand the music in greater depth.  The will also give two audience members a short lesson on the violin as they discuss the technical and artistic aspects of playing. Afterward, a light wine-and-cheese reception brings everyone together to continue the enjoyable exploration.


Join us for our Opening Night celebration and the world premiere of Chant, a new ballet with live Gregorian Chant
in collaboration with National Cathedral Music Director, Michael McCarthy

The performance will be followed by a Summer Solstice Party at Hotel Monaco!

Thursday, June 21, 2018


Chamber Dance Project, dancers & musicians, is a company of professional artists dedicated to redefining contemporary ballet in partnership with live music in intimate settings heightening the impact on audiences. We are dedicated to sharing our art and exposing it to a diverse audience not otherwise afforded the opportunity. Our work is a celebration of outstanding artists and designers collaborating on works which have a contemporary relevance and resonance.

Diane Coburn Bruning, Artistic Director | Claudia Chudacoff, Principal Musician

Named ‘One of the Best’ Nonprofits by The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington 2017-18.
Chamber Dance Project gratefully acknowledges renewed support from the Share Fund in 2018.This general operating support grant provides essential funding that allows our programs to continue to grow and flourish.
  • The production Chant was spectacular.The ladies of N Street had a wonderful time. All in all, there were about 25 women and 8 support staff. Thank you so much for the opportunity for the women to experience your dancers and choreography. Just wonderful!

  • I was at the matinee performance on Saturday and was thoroughly happy and moved. This was also my first time at one of [Chamber Dance Project’s] performances so I was glad I tried something new. I love the Washington Ballet, so that connection was what caught my attention.

    Markus Williams
  • I DID NOT WANT IT TO END!!! Especially the second half when the singers approached and took us into another world altogether with their vocals and the performers on stage.  It was a VERY unique experience.

    Alice Krikorian

Header: Francesca Dugarte in “Songs By Cole” | Eduardo Patino.NYC