Miami’s Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre Comes to Washington, DC

This April, Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre presents two imagery-rich, emotionally evocative works of contemporary dance DC’s Dance Place.

Rosie Herrera’s witty, complex dances mine the personal to portray the universal. Told through the lens of Herrera’s childhood with a tough-as-nails Bronx mother and a counter-revolutionary Cuban refugee father, Cookie’s Kid is a solo dance theater work that seeks to explore what is inherited muscle memory, incorporating cabaret and classical music styles. The first solo work by Rosie Herrera, it utilizes her unique and diverse performance background as a way to explore and dissect the oppression of toughness. Dining Alone is an exploration into the deconstruction of empathetic instincts assigned to age, fragility, youth and isolation. Addressing the inherent drama and comedy attached to food, Dining Alone invites you into the bittersweet and private moments that are amplified by the experience of dining.  

About the Choreographer

Rosie Herrera is a Cuban-American dancer, choreographer and Artistic Director of Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre in Miami. She is a graduate from New World School with a BFA in Dance Performance. She has been commissioned by The Miami Light Project, The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Dance Place, Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Ballet Hispanico, Moving Ground Dance Theater, Houston Met Dance and the American Dance Festival (ADF) in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2016. Rosie is a classically trained lyric coloratura soprano and performs with the Performers Music Institute Opera Ensemble as well as choreographs and stages operas independently throughout Miami.

About the Company

Since their discovery in 2009 by Charles Reinhart after the premiere of Various Stages of Drowning: A Cabaret, Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre has quickly become a beloved fixture in the contemporary arts scene in Miami. With a whirlwind success that has taken them from sold out performances at the prestigious American Dance Festival (ADF) to The Baryshnikov Arts Center NYC, the company is becoming a force to be reckoned with in the national dance scene.

WHAT: Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre

WHEN: Saturday, April 8 at 8pm; Sunday, April 9 at 7pm

WHERE: Dance Place, 3225 8th St NE, Washington, DC 20017; two blocks from Redline Brookland-CUA Metro station; free and convenient parking 

TICKETS: $30 Admission; $25 Admission (Dance Place Members, Seniors and Artists); $15 College Students and Children (17 & Under)
Advanced Sales – ends one week prior to performance weekend: $25 Advanced Sales Admission; $20 Advanced Sales Admission (Dance Place Members, Seniors and Artists)

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