An Evening with An Artist

There’s no better way to get closer to the art than these informal and intimate evenings with the artists who shape Chamber Dance Project’s distinctive profile both onstage and off. Each event in the series combines presentations, performances, conversation with audience members, and interactive elements that make the company’s work come alive in fresh and exciting ways. Dancers, musicians, and choreographers discuss and deconstruct elements of Chamber Dance Project’s repertory, offer insights into their professional lives and creative processes, and share previews of the company’s latest works. Afterward, a light wine-and-cheese reception brings everyone together to continue the enjoyable exploration.

All evenings include a reception with the Artist and Artistic Director.

Space is limited – only 50 tickets for each event.

TICKETS

Single Evenings $30
Three-evening Subscription $75
Four-evening Subscription $95

AN EVENING WITH
SEAN NEIDLINGER, CELLIST

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 music used in Diane Coburn Bruning’s duet Berceuse.

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AN EVENING WITH
DIANE COBURN BRUNING,
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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

Artistic Director Diane Coburn Bruning discusses ballet’s development from the courts of Europe on to the Romantic and Classical periods through Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes and to our contemporary forms. A lively and interactive discussion accompanies the presentation during which Diane will also discuss her own creative process, and announce plans for the 2018 season.
(Photo: Tim Coburn)

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Special Giving Tuesday Event

CABARET NIGHT:
SONGS BY COLE

With jazz duo
Lena Seikaly and Barry Gurley

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 in 2017—and that will return next 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
CLAUDIA CHUDACOFF,
VIOLINIST

With pianist Kathryn 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 choreographers as Diane Coburn Bruning offers a preview of her latest ballet and Andile Ndlovu shares an excerpt from a new trio he is creating.

Current donors (since July 1, 2017) will receive two complimentary passes to this evening and do not need to purchase tickets.

(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, they use music to trace significant milestones in their individual careers and their life together as a performing couple.