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LSDT at 5 years Old!

LSDT 5th anniversary season is Lighting UP!

This, without a doubt, is going to be an amazing year for LSDT as we move into our 2nd year in residence at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. LSDT is looking forward to sharing our work and connecting with the community, as well as continuing our relationships with our long time LSDT supporters who have believed in us since the beginning.

Light Switch Dance Theatre
Season 2017/2018

Importance of Touch: 5 Year Launch Party
Date: September 23rd, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

A Light Mix: Wine, Cheese, Dance
Date: November 4th, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Same Day Tech (12:00 – 5:30)
Location: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Shorts: Works for Social Change (CHAW Arts Day)
Date: December 9th, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

RedLines: The Boundaries Created
Date: February 3rd, 2018
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

A Light Mix: Wine, Cheese, Dance
Date: March 3rd, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Excerpts of ETCHED and METER (CHAW Arts Day)
Date: June 10th, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Gravity
Dates: June 22nd, 2018
June 23rd, 2018
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

CHAW End of YEAR Showing at THEARC
Date: June 10th, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: THEARC
1901 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020

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Celebrating 45yrs of CHAW with NEST!

LSDT  is excited to present NEST-every human deserves a home on June 10, 2017 at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop performance at 7pm as a part of CHAW’s 45th Birthday Bash. At 6pm in the Gallery, LDST invites patrons to the Build a NEST workshop (patrons are encouraged to continue to build during and after the performance) with all material provided and to be displayed if desired. Each “Nest” built becomes a part of the  6ft “Nest” installation created during the performance. This multi-disciplinary work, conceived by founder and artistic director Sandra C. Atkinson features installations, film, performance art and choreography.  This is an interactive piece where the audience will have the chance to flow through the space at CHAW (Gallery and Dance Studio) to experience the work (accessible seating will be provided in each performance space).

NEST : every human deserves a home a multi-disciplinary work by Sandra Atkinson using contemporary dance, visual art, music, and film to investigate the concepts of a NEST (home) for those without one. NEST explores the challenges, achievements, and aspirations of current and former members of the homeless community. Those without “NEST” we ask: How was it lost? Was it ever there? How hard has is it to obtain a “NEST” when you don’t currently have one? What are essentials in our nest for survival in the greater community? NEST ask those who have; What are you willing to do in your community to help those who don’t have a nest? In exploring these questions the project will illustrate that it is imperative mankind has a place to call home no matter the structure.

THE DETAILS:

NEST: every human deserves a home

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

545 7th St. NE, Washington, DC 20016

www.chaw.org

June 10, 2017

Build a NEST workshop 6pm (until the end of the evening) (Gallery)

Performance at 7pm (Dance Studio)

Admission: FREE

At NEST:every human deserves a home  there will be a donation booth at the performance where audience members can donate items to local shelters. These items will be delivered on the Monday Jun12, 2017 after the performance by Sandra Atkinson (LSDT Artistic Director/Founder).

Urgent Items Needed:

  • Feminine Products
  • Under garments (Women, Men and Children)
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Bedding
  • Small toys
  • Summer Clothing

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Ready! LSDT Summer Intensive: Dance Speaks Volumes

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We are proud to announce the Light Switch Dance Theatre Summer Intensive: Dance Speaks Volumes

June 12th-17th

10am-4pm

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

545 7th St., SE

Washington, DC 20003

Registration: $425/ week

Link: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/12020

Light Switch Dance Theatre aims to offer a pre-professional training ground for young artists looking to pursue a career in Dance. Each day students will participate in various classes such as Modern: Release Technique, Advanced Ballet, Advanced Jazz, as well as an Improvisation & Composition Class. We aim to work with these young artists using the LSDT method of choreography, to guide them towards the creation/collaboration of work with a socially conscious focus. Student will begin the day with a series of rigorous technique classes. In the afternoon the students will explore their creativity through peer collaborations and their own work. This week long intensive will culminate in a showing for their peers and the surrounding community on the June 17th.

LSDT Strives To Provide:

  • Professional Level Technique classes

  • Work Space

  • Choreographic Mentoring

  • Creative and Collaborative Environment

  • Performance Space

LSDT Summer Intensive Faculty:

Sandra C. Atkinson, LSDT Founder/Artistic Director

Jennifer Eggleston, LSDT Company Manager Performer

Chelsea Smith, LSDT Performer, Choreographer

Website:

http://lightswitchdance.wixsite.com/lsdt

Our Community:

https://washington.org/visit-dc/things-see-and-do-capitol-hill

Metro: Eastern Market (Blue/Orange Line) 5 minute walk

Bus available

Mix it up with LSDT @ CHAW!

Let’s do it again!

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Light Switch Dance Theatre’s A Light Mix: Wine, Cheese, Dance the Spring Edition is here! We are excited to bring A Light mix back to you all next weekend on March 11, 2017 at 6pm with a brand new roster of exciting Artists!

A series presented by Light Switch Dance Theatre at Capitol Hill Art Workshop that provides safe and engaging space for artists to present new/revised work. artists are encouraged to present works in progress or a piece from the past in the revision process. Wine, cheese, and dessert will be served after the performance when the audience and artists have the opportunity to connect.

Featuring new/revised work by:
ACW Dances: https://allthemoderndances.wordpress.com/
BlueShift Dance: https://www.facebook.com/caitlin.m.mcafee 
Uprooted Dance: http://www.uprooteddance.com/
Brianna Stuart: http://brianaashleystuart.com/
ReVision Dance Company :https://www.danceplace.org/revision-dance-company/

Find out more about the A Light Mix  feactured Artists by visiting their websites and pages!

Light Switch Dance Theatre will also present…

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Mix it up with LSDT @ CHAW!

Light Switch Dance Theatre’s A Light Mix: Wine, Cheese, Dance the Spring Edition is here! We are excited to bring A Light mix back to you all next weekend on March 11, 2017 at 6pm with a brand new roster of exciting Artists!

A series presented by Light Switch Dance Theatre at Capitol Hill Art Workshop that provides safe and engaging space for artists to present new/revised work. artists are encouraged to present works in progress or a piece from the past in the revision process. Wine, cheese, and dessert will be served after the performance when the audience and artists have the opportunity to connect.

Featuring new/revised work by:
ACW Dances: https://allthemoderndances.wordpress.com/
BlueShift Dance: https://www.facebook.com/caitlin.m.mcafee 
Uprooted Dance: http://www.uprooteddance.com/
Brianna Stuart: http://brianaashleystuart.com/
ReVision Dance Company :https://www.danceplace.org/revision-dance-company/

Find out more about the A Light Mix  feactured Artists by visiting their websites and pages!

 

Light Switch Dance Theatre will also present two works in progress for upcoming projects. We will present Meter: Endurance a new work that is based in and explores the relationship between time and the human condition. Endurance is a section where the participants use movement to push themselves to the limit in order to test ones willingness to Endure.

We will also present a freshly birthed section of RedLines is a multi-disciplinary work by Sandra C. Atkinson (Founder/Artistic Director of Light Switch Dance Theatre) under the Direction of Sarah Scafidi. Through dance, theatre, and film, the work will examine racial discrimination through both structural and perceived boundaries. LSDT aims to explore and challenge housing discrimination throughout history to address its significance in the 21st century. Who benefits? Who suffers? What solutions do we have to build a truly diverse community despite discrimination often based in stereotypes and fear? The section I will present is entitled Slum which focuses on the practice of slum cleansing as catalyst for modern gentrification.

We look forward to having you in the space with us where you will be the first to experience these works! We also delighted to have an amazing wine and cheese selection from Dawson’s Market.

For Tickets: http://lightswitchdance.wixsite.com/lsdt/performances

 

Now is the Time: The Girl Child Project

This Saturday at CHAW!

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The Girl Child Project featuring Rebollar Dance 
February 11, 2017
5:30pm Exhibition
6pm Performance
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th St. SE, Washington, DC 20003

After 3 years of research, creative process, and revising Light Switch Dance Theatre will present The Girl Child Project featuring Rebollar Dance Cyborg Suites & Sacred Profane (excerpts). This work was first brought to you in 2014 at VisArts at Rockville. Since then, I dove back into the work through qualitative/quantitative research with our amazing Dramaturg Amanda Moyers, movement research with the LSDT Performers, and revision of sections that clicked through in depth conversations and a deeper understanding of my own experiences as a woman.  This multi-disciplinary work, conceived by myself (founder/artistic director Sandra C. Atkinson), features performance art, installation art, film, and dance by myself and work by Erica Rebollar. This is an interactive piece where the audience will have the chance to flow through…

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Now is the Time: The Girl Child Project

The Girl Child Project featuring Rebollar Dance 
February 11, 2017
5:30pm Exhibition
6pm Performance
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th St. SE, Washington, DC 20003

 

After 3 years of research, creative process, and revising Light Switch Dance Theatre will present The Girl Child Project featuring Rebollar Dance Cyborg Suites & Sacred Profane (excerpts). This work was first brought to you in 2014 at VisArts at Rockville. Since then, I dove back into the work through qualitative/quantitative research with our amazing Dramaturg Amanda Moyers, movement research with the LSDT Performers, and revision of sections that clicked through in depth conversations and a deeper understanding of my own experiences as a woman.  This multi-disciplinary work, conceived by myself (founder/artistic director Sandra C. Atkinson), features performance art, installation art, film, and dance by myself and work by Erica Rebollar. This is an interactive piece where the audience will have the chance to flow through the space at CHAW (Gallery, Art Studio, and Dance Studio) to experience the work (with accessible seating provided in each performance space).

The Girl Child Project is a multi-disciplinary project that raises awareness and aims to charge the community to take action in the fight against violence towards women and children. Through our artistic lens we encourage the audience to connect with the issue beyond the presentation.

We will be joined by special guests Rebollar Dance, as part of a collaboration with Erica Rebollar, Artistic Director for Rebollar Dance. With an original sound score from DC composer Jeffrey Dorfman and 3 women dancers, Rebollar highlights physicality in its visceral and mechanical aspects, while challenging ideas of performance and identity within public/private spaces.

Through visual art, dance, and film we strive to expose violence against women and children as a daily inhumanity that affects us all. Through this performance, we aim to engage with our audience in a discussion about art as a humanitarian effort on this lingering and complex issue.

 

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