Tickets go on sale August 24

 

An Evening with Cellist, Sean Neidlinger

Thursday, October 26
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Scotch Lounge
700 12th Street, NW

After two seasons, Sean Neidlinger has become an integral member of Chamber Dance Project’s string ensemble. Hear this prize-winning cellist discuss his experiences in playing for dance, his professional passions, and a career that includes work with notable national and regional chamber groups and orchestras. The evening’s performance includes Benjamin Godard’s hauntingly beautiful work that is in our repertoire with Diane Coburn Bruning’s duet Berceuse.

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An Evening with Diane Coburn Bruning, Artistic Director

Tuesday, November 9
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Scotch Lounge
700 12th Street, NW

Artistic Director Diane Coburn Bruning follows ballet’s development from classical forms through the vivid world of its contemporary expressions—as exemplified by the repertory of Chamber Dance Project. A lively and interactive discussion accompanies the presentation, and Diane also announces plan for the company’s 2018 season and its new works.
(Photo: Tim Coburn)

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Cabaret Night, Songs by Cole

With jazz duo, Lena Seikaly and Barry Gurley

Giving Tuesday, November 28
6:30 – 8 p.m.
The Capital Yacht Club

Our third annual Giving Tuesday event spotlights Songs by Cole, the stylish and seductive celebration of the beloved Broadway composer that captivated audiences when it premiered during the 2017 season. A presentation highlighted by video clips offers a behind-the-scenes look at the process of the ballet’s creation—from choreography to costume design to musical arrangements. Singer Lena Seikaly and pianist-singer Barry Gurley reprise Porter classics they sang on stage, and Diane Coburn Bruning teaches some of the cowpoke dance moves that made “Don’t Fence Me In” an uproarious audience favorite.

*Location to be confirmed pending construction completion

(Photo: Eduardo Patino.NYC)

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An Evening with Violinist, Claudia Chudacoff

With pianist, Kathy Brake

Monday, December 11
6:30 – 8 p.m.
The Lyceum, 201 South Washington Street,
Old Town Alexandria

Chamber Dance Project has been fortunate to have Claudia Chudacoff as the company’s principal musician for the past four seasons. A member of the National Symphony Orchestra and concertmaster of the National Gallery Orchestra and the Alexandria Symphony, her artistry as a performer and music educator places her in the ranks of the area’s top musicians. She discusses her career—and the joys of working onstage with dancers—in a program that also includes duets with pianist Kathryn Brake, a noted chamber music player and recitalist.

(Photo: Eduardo Patino.NYC)

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An Evening with the Dancers

Open Rehearsal

Thursday, January 4, 2018
6:30 – 8 p.m.
The Washington Ballet Studios
3515 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Step into the studio for an open rehearsal and a wonderful opportunity to connect with the company’s dancers and their working world. Get insights into the processes of both performers and chorographers as Diane Coburn Bruning offers a preview of her latest ballet and Andile Ndlovu shares an excerpt from a new trio he is creating.

(Photo: Eduardo Patino.NYC)

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A Valentine in Strings

With Chaerim Smith, Violinist, and Derek Smith, Violist

Monday, February 5, 2018
6:30 – 8 p.m.
The Scotch Lounge
700 12th Street, NW

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: just the two of them.
In performance and conversation, the use music to trace significant milestones in their individual careers and their life together as a performing couple.