Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Joy of Motion hosts DCypher Dance 5 year anniversary @ the Atlas this Sat, July 9

DCypher Dance Celebrates Its Five Year Anniversary at the Atlas Performing Arts Center

Joy of Motion Dance Center’s resident adult hip hop company DCypher Dance celebrates its five year anniversary at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, DC on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 8 p.m. The hip hop concert titled Ascension: Phase 5 features choreography from DCypher Dance member Nikki Gambhir, as well as a host of talented artists including Porche Anthony of Beat Ya Feet Kings – a Washington based hip hop dance crew who competed on Season 4 of MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew. Other guest choreographers include Chelsea Cooper, Jared Jenkins, Chris Law, Christina Nontanovan, Neil Schwartz and Kevin Simon. The show will also feature special guest performances from local talent.

Artistic Director Natasha Hawkins has been with DCypher Dance since the beginning and has seen it grow in a positive direction. She decided to name the show Ascension: Phase 5 not only to represent the five year anniversary, but also to speak to the rise of the company. “Words can’t express how far this company has grown in five years,” she said. “Phase 5 is meant to say that the company will continue to grow beyond these five years. Just one phase of many years to come.”

About Ascension: Phase 5
DCypher Dance’s performance of Ascension: Phase 5 will take place at the Atlas Performing Arts Center at 1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC. Showtime is 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2011. Adult tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Tickets for children, students and seniors are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Purchase tickets online at www.atlasarts.org or call the Atlas Performing Arts Center box office at 202.399.7993.

About DCypher Dance
DCypher Dance is Joy of Motion Dance Center’s resident adult hip hop company. DCypher Dance focuses on developing new and innovative, high energy works for audiences of all ages and walks of life. DCypher Dance is integral to the initiatives of Joy of Motion Dance Center’s Project Motion Community Outreach program. DCypher is the featured performer at our interactive Motion Expressions dance concerts offered free to DC schoolchildren in Northeast DC. The company also headlines JOMDC’s D.A.R.E.® Dance Assemblies at public schools throughout the region. For more information, visit www.joyofmotion.org.

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