February 25 5:00 pm

Bounce is a tidy prompt to generate multiple meanings.  Choreography by Ryan Bailey (premier), Jane Franklin (intergenerational premier), Gabriel Mata (premier), Horizon Miquel (premier), Robert J. Priore (premier), Christopher Saunders exalt in joy, ricochet and respond off of something or to someone else.   Whether associated with gender, communication, intergenerational, losing or being lost, dances connect to familiar experiences and to the motif: Bounce.
New works are filled with physical storytelling, narrative and optimistic glee; performed by some of the DMV’s finest movement artists alongside community contributors and intergenerational pairs.
All Ages


Jane Franklin Dance crosses disciplines in partnership with music, media, visual artists and community participants.
A vibrant part of the Washington DC/Northern Virginia cultural community, Jane Franklin Dance has been presented at multiple venues and festivals and internationally in Mexico. A recipient of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Creative Communities Award, Jane has developed innovative and collaborative projects combining dancers with the round wall skateboarding community, with a life size kinetic sculpture, with the architecture of a specific site, with dogs & owners, and with interactive live video and sound for numerous public art projects. Jane Franklin is a recipient of the American Association of University Women Elizabeth Campbell Award for the Advancement of the Arts in Arlington, and her video work Four Mile Run Footbridge was selected for PHOTO/VIDEO 13: Juried Mid-Atlantic Exhibition. Jane Franklin Dance has been recognized by Virginia’s Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. The company tours for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Paul Mellon Arts in Education Program and the Virginia Commission’s Tour Directory.
Collaborative projects have received funding in multiple years from the Virginia Commission, the Alexandria Commission, and the Arlington Commission for the Arts, American Composers Forum – Washington DC Chapter and from foundations including Arlington Community Foundation and Washington Forrest Foundation. Forty+ and workshops for older adults provide adult dance programming such as free healthy movement workshops at senior centers, classes for active older adults and rare performance opportunities for dancers over age 40. Performances for children delight young audiences with imaginative storytelling. Camps provide intensive learning. After school projects increase physical skills over time.