What types of dancers are utilized in Dissonance Dance Theatre?
Dissonance Dance Theatre is a contemporary dance company that utilizes dancers with ballet bodies and modern cross-training.
How did the name Dissonance Dance Theatre come about?
Dissonance, meaning discord, was how Artistic Director and Founder Shawn Short felt upon entering the Washington, DC dance scene in 2005. He believed the dance company styles and missions in the D.C. area did not match his vision for dance, so he decided to break away and create something fresh.
Why is Dissonance Dance Theatre important in the Washington, DC Area?
Our mission at Dissonance Dance Theatre is to challenge the audience's assumptions about the human experience through dance. The arts can change a nation and a community. It is through our commitment to enlightening audiences and charging them with images that might challenge their perceptions that creates wonderful narratives and stories that develop the concept dance theatre. In addition, DDT puts the audience member first when creating work, constantly redefining and polishing for the audience member's enjoyment.
How does one join Dissonance Dance Theatre as a company member?
Dissonance Dance Theatre is always looking for serious dance artists that train hard and want to become catalysts for great work! Unless casting for a large project, auditions are conducted in the spring. Auditioning dancers will be asked to take dance class and rehearse with the company in order to be observed by the Artistic Director.
Where can I train with Dissonance Dance Theatre?
Dissonance Dance Theatre trains and rehearses at the downtown DC dance studio at the Cultural Development Corporation, Flashpoint. Workshops and classes are located under Classes/Workshop. Check in from time to time to see what we're doing!
If I have a question about the company who do I talk to?
All inquires can be answered through email at firstname.lastname@example.org