DC Jazz Festival at Dance Place

This June, Princess Mhoon performs an evening of jazz-influenced dance works at DC’s Dance Place as part of the legendary DC Jazz Festival.

About the Work
Acclaimed choreographer Princess Mhoon returns to the DC Jazz Festival for the second installment of In Jazz We Trust: Music in Motion, an evening of dance works that celebrate the rich history of jazz music. Featuring compositions by some the greats – including Dizzy Gillespie in celebration of Dizzy 100 – this concert will take audiences on a visceral journey to an era past. Mhoon investigates the depth of relationships between lovers and how these universal themes connect us all. New works feature collaboration with renowned visual artist Umar Rashid and explores what it means to be an American, using jazz music as the backdrop.

About the Artist
Princess Mhoon is a choreographer, producer, educator and scholar. Recognized in 2015 by The Huffington Post as one of 26 Female Choreographers You Should Know, Mhoon is a second-generation artist and entrepreneur who has set her sights on enhancing the artistic landscape of the nation’s capitol. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Princess Mhoon has been called a “visionary of her generation.”

Mhoon is a 2015 Helen Hayes Award Nominee for Best Choreography in a Musical, a Helen Hayes winner for Best Musical and one of 37 International artists invited to teach and perform at the Barefeet Theatre Festival for vulnerable youth in Lusaka, Zambia. She is the Founder and Director of the Princess Mhoon Dance Institute with locations in DC and Maryland. Mhoon has served on faculty at Howard University and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance and a Master of Arts degree in Public History from Howard. Mhoon has received numerous awards and scholarships for her excellence in dance including recognition from the American Dance Festival, Dance Magazine, Howard University, Career Transitions for Dancers, The White House and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She has performed and toured with the world renowned Ronald K. Brown / EVIDENCE Dance Company, Rennie Harris Puremovement, The Chuck Davis African American Dance Ensemble, Nathan Trice Rituals and Deeply Rooted Productions. She is the founder of DANCING FEET, an integrated arts program that includes classes and workshops for schools and outreach institutions.

WHAT: In Jazz We Trust: Music in Motion

WHEN: Saturday, June 10 at 8pm; Sunday, June 11 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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