March 3, 2019

Fluid is an evening work inspired by physical theater, Afro-modern dance, presented through contemporary ballet. Fluid is performed to the music of Ezio Bosso and is centered around a cast of strangers, examining human emotion through the life trials of trust, lost, betrayal and love.



Dissoance Dance Theatre is the Resident Ballet of Ngoma Center for Dance. Named “One of the 11 small-but-mighty dance companies outside of LA and NYC” by Dance Spirit Magazine, Dissonance Dance Theatre is a Washington, DC-based professional dance company founded in 2007 by Shawn Short. Since its inception, Dissonance Dance Theatre has performed for local and national audiences on the east coast and in the mid-west states.
Starting as a project of dear friends, Dissonance has grown to house artists from across the US and beyond. A contemporary ballet that blends “classic” modern styles such as Horton, Graham, Limon with nuances of classical ballet, Dissonance is becoming known for its theatrical presence and exceptional artistry.
Evoking emotional experiences in the audiences we touch, Dissonance’s cutting-edge repertoire features works that are socially and visually appealing to audiences while remaining true to its mission; challenging audience’s assumptions about the human experience through dance.
Watch Dissonance Dance Theatre at their 2018-2019 company photo shoot here.