24 hour dance project
During Jane Franklin Dance’s upcoming 24 hour dance project, choreographers, dancers and musicians will be on a tight deadline with only 24 hours to conceive, create, rehearse and perform a new work.
Inspired by Scott McCloud’s 24 hour comics (comic books composed in a single day) and Tina Fallon’s The 24 hr. Plays, these dances will be performed on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Joe’s Movement Emporium of World Arts Focus at 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier, MD.
With such little time, these dances will spark the new and risky and push the unexpected. Plus, many dancers and artists are expected to participate, bringing a variety of individual possibilities to the table.
Laura Schandelmeier and Stephen Clapp of Dance Box Theater will create a new box solo for guest dance artist Brianna Carper. Keira Hart-Mendoza of Uprooted Dance and Layla Marcell Mrozowski, who resided abroad in Amsterdam for the past two years, will do a collaborative work.
Artistic Director Jane Franklin along with former and current company members will delve into Said and Done, combining comics-based art, text and humor.
In addition, dancer Roxann Morgan Rowley will create a work based on photographs taken during a site specific performance in D.C., performer Wayles Haynes of Jane Franklin Dance and alight dance theatre will create a series of duets and quartets about what makes family relationships work and Reggie Glass will also contribute.
Jane Franklin Dance celebrates movement and makes dance accessible to a wide range of audiences through public performances, community engagement, dance education and collaborations with artists from other disciplines. The Arlington, Virginia-based dance company offers ongoing programs for older adults, performances for children, dance education and collaborations blending dance with visual arts.
Photo: Jane Franklin Dance. Photo by Paul Gillis Photography.