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Va. dance festival offers exchange, workshops for 500 dancers

It's a dance student's dream come true -- a weekend full of workshops and lectures, offered by some of the top names in today's professional dance world.

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 09:16am EDT

Tags: GMU, dance festival

WTOP Guide: Spring arts preview

The D.C. area is well past the halfway point in its 2013 to 2014 arts season, but performances are not slowing down.

Monday - 02/24/2014, 12:12pm EST

Tags: spring arts

Alvin Ailey captivates audience with performance

The most unusual part of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performance Sunday afternoon at the Kennedy Center had nothing to do with the dancers onstage. It had to do with the audience.

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 09:57am EST

Tags: Alvin Ailey, Kennedy Center

Turning waste into money: A compost story

Eric Steiner plans to take advantage of the growing popularity of gardening to grow his composting business, and he's using free coffee grounds from Starbucks to do so.

Monday - 01/06/2014, 07:20am EST

Tags: Starbucks, Eric Steiner, Compost

Military ties, artistic surprises in Manassas Ballet's 'Nutcracker'

Living in the shadow of D.C., Northern Virginia is not known for its excellent ballet performances. But that is on the verge of changing.

Tuesday - 12/24/2013, 02:18pm EST

Tags: the Nutcracker, Manassas Ballet

A magical 'Nutcracker' with Manassas Ballet

Maybe it's the glittery sugar plums or Clara's fantastical adventure, but seeing a performance of "The Nutcracker" during the holiday season always feels magical.

Friday - 12/20/2013, 10:02am EST

Tags: the Nutcracker, Manassas Ballet

Generosity in 'A Christmas Carol' goes beyond the stage at Ford's Theatre

The company of actors and actresses in "A Christmas Carol" at Ford's Theatre aren't just portraying the idea that Christmas is about giving onstage -- they're living it.

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 02:32pm EST

Tags: A Christmas Carol, Ford

'Love in Afghanistan': History, violence, emotion, love

"Love in Afghanistan" subverts expectations by taking a relatively predictable love story and throwing in unexpected, and at times, heart-wrenching twists.

Tuesday - 10/29/2013, 08:08am EDT

Tags: Love in Afghanistan, play, Arena Stage

Dorian Gray paints unique picture, performance at Arlington's Synetic Theater

The Synetic Theater's interpretation of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" is a sensual, frenetic and dark portrayal of Oscar Wilde's controversial novel.

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 09:05am EDT

Tags: play, The Synetic Theater, The Picture of Dorian Gray

'The Velocity of Autumn' opens a dialogue on struggles with age, family

For an otherwise quiet play, "The Velocity of Autumn" begins loudly, with the sound of a large explosion shooting through a dark theater at Arena Stage.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 08:38am EDT

Tags: The Velocity of Autumn, Arena Stage, play, arts, entertainment

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