Alight Dance Theater

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alight dance theater produces visually striking, emotionally resonant performance events both inside and outside of conventional theatrical environments. We are a new performance group based in Greenbelt, Maryland that is principally comprised of dance artists but works collaboratively with other artists and designers. Through our blog, site-specific works, community workshops, open rehearsals & theatrical performances, alight dance theater invites you to be part of our creative community.

We were honored to perform at Greenbelt Community Foundation’s fundraiser today, as an example of the work they fund. We...
10/28/2019

We were honored to perform at Greenbelt Community Foundation’s fundraiser today, as an example of the work they fund. We were inspired by all the groups featured, and are so grateful for such a generous and diverse foundation in the DMV area. Thank you, GCF, for all you support!

We were floored by the performances at today’s Showcase. Alight Dance Theater (pictured here) moved us, we sang with students from Eleanor Roosevelt High School, got artistic with Friends of The New Deal Cafe, saw footage from Old Greenbelt Theatre and got carried away by Alex and Olmsted.

Every project here is funded by Greenbelt Community Foundation thanks to our donors. Local money working locally to positively change the place we call home.

We can’t wait to see how we grow together next.

Yesterday was magical ✨Eight community members joined us in our performance of “Faerie” yesterday. Thanks to everyone th...
10/07/2019

Yesterday was magical ✨
Eight community members joined us in our performance of “Faerie” yesterday. Thanks to everyone that came out to support us! It was a perfect Fall day for some outdoor dancing!
Many thanks to Greenbelt Community Foundation for their support!

This intergenerational cast is joining us on Sunday at Artful Afternoon for a FREE performance of Faerie! Enjoy a perfor...
10/01/2019

This intergenerational cast is joining us on Sunday at Artful Afternoon for a FREE performance of Faerie! Enjoy a performance related craft afterwards + support these amazing community members!
1pm Greenbelt Community Center

https://www.facebook.com/events/1333036456851515/

09/27/2019

Flying into Friday✨
Our 3-part Movement Series starts TOMORROW! 3:30-5pm Ages 6-adult. All movers and levels! Conclude the series by performing with the company on 10/6
Other dates include this Sunday 9/29 3:30-5pm and 10/6 11am-12pm with performance at 1! All at Greenbelt Community Center
Thank you Greenbelt Community Foundation!

All smiles when you’re dancing with alight dance theater! Dance with us in our 3 part movement series then perform with ...
09/20/2019

All smiles when you’re dancing with alight dance theater! Dance with us in our 3 part movement series then perform with the company on 10/6!
Saturday 9/28 3:30-5pm
Sunday 9/29 3:30-5pm
Sunday 10/6 11am-12pm
Performance at 1!
Ages 6 and up! Children and adults alike will partake in fun inter-generational movement exercises as well as create choreography based on our current piece “Faerie”
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alight-dance-theaters-community-movement-series-registration-71936573227?ref=estw

What are we up to next? Artful Afternoon on October 6th at 1pm at Greenbelt Community CenterEnjoy a FREE performance of ...
09/11/2019

What are we up to next? Artful Afternoon on October 6th at 1pm at Greenbelt Community Center
Enjoy a FREE performance of “Faerie” followed by some art activities related to the show!
Want to perform with us? Participate in a FREE community movement series! No dance experience required. Must be able to attend all 3 workshops in order to perform on 10/6:
Saturday 9/28 3:30-5pm
Sunday 9/29 3:30-5pm
Sunday 10/6 11am-12pm with performance at 1!
Major thanks to David Dowling for the images and Greenbelt Community Foundation for their support!

We are so grateful to the Greenbelt Community Foundation for supporting our current project “Faerie.” Their wonderful fo...
09/05/2019

We are so grateful to the Greenbelt Community Foundation for supporting our current project “Faerie.” Their wonderful foundation has allowed us to perform in multiple spaces around Greenbelt and work with community members in free movement workshops. Thank you GCF for supporting local arts!

09/02/2019

Today is the day!
We’re pumped to perform an excerpt from Faerie at the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival at 12:30! Come out and enjoy the gorgeous weather while experiencing some Faerie magic 🧚🏻‍♀️

MONDAY AT 12:30!We're so excited to hit the stage at Greenbelt Labor Day Festival as we share an excerpt of Faerie! It's...
08/28/2019

MONDAY AT 12:30!

We're so excited to hit the stage at Greenbelt Labor Day Festival as we share an excerpt of Faerie! It's FREE!

"Faerie" puts a lens to centuries of storytelling to feature the multidimensionality of these mythical creatures and celebrate the notion of individuality!

Special thanks to Greenbelt Community Foundation and David Dowling for the photo!

We’re excited to perform an excerpt of “Faerie” at the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival on September 2nd! We hit the stage a...
08/19/2019

We’re excited to perform an excerpt of “Faerie” at the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival on September 2nd! We hit the stage at 12:30 - see ya there ☀️
Photos by: David Dowling

Performance highlights from Faerie in Schrom Hills Park! We are grateful for these opportunities and love sharing the ma...
08/14/2019

Performance highlights from Faerie in Schrom Hills Park! We are grateful for these opportunities and love sharing the magic with our community. More to come 😉 Photo Credit: David Dowling

Check out our gorgeous spread in the latest Greenbelt News Review! We had such a great time sharing the magic of “Faerie...
08/08/2019

Check out our gorgeous spread in the latest Greenbelt News Review! We had such a great time sharing the magic of “Faerie” this past weekend at Schrom Hills Park! Thank you to the supportive audience who danced with us after 🧚🏻‍♀️ stay tuned for more performances coming up soon!

Rehearsal in the park 🌸We had a magical evening mapping out the space for our performance THIS SUNDAY at 2pm. Don’t miss...
08/02/2019

Rehearsal in the park 🌸

We had a magical evening mapping out the space for our performance THIS SUNDAY at 2pm. Don’t miss this FREE presentation of “Faerie” at Schrom Hills Park in Greenbelt, MD with a family activity to follow!

ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!You’re invited to a FREE performance of “Faerie” at Schrom Hills Park in Greenbelt, MD at 2pm. Come ...
07/28/2019

ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!

You’re invited to a FREE performance of “Faerie” at Schrom Hills Park in Greenbelt, MD at 2pm. Come experience this fantastical + mythical show - perfect for all ages! Join us for a family activity following the performance 🧚‍♂️

Photo by David Dowling

So incredibly grateful for this “Faerie” cast. We are still relishing from an awesome performance weekend at  🧚🏼‍♀️🧚🏽‍♂️...
04/25/2019

So incredibly grateful for this “Faerie” cast. We are still relishing from an awesome performance weekend at 🧚🏼‍♀️🧚🏽‍♂️ Keep your eyes out for more fairy work this summer ✨
📸: David Dowling

TAKEOVER!  is taking over  today! Follow our stories on Insta to see what she’s up to and how she’s getting ready for “F...
04/12/2019

TAKEOVER! is taking over today! Follow our stories on Insta to see what she’s up to and how she’s getting ready for “Faerie” this weekend! 🧚🏼‍♀️🧚🏽‍♂️✨✨.
“Faerie” opens April 13 at

SHOW WEEK! The fairies are rehearsing to get ready for this weekend. Do you have your tickets? FAERIE opens at  this Sat...
04/08/2019

SHOW WEEK! The fairies are rehearsing to get ready for this weekend. Do you have your tickets? FAERIE opens at this Saturday 4/13 🧚🏽‍♂️ One weekend only 🧚🏼‍♀️
www.alightdancetheater.com
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The cast of “Faerie” is getting excited for the show! We open April 13 at ! 🧚🏽‍♂️🌿🧚🏼‍♀️
04/01/2019

The cast of “Faerie” is getting excited for the show! We open April 13 at ! 🧚🏽‍♂️🌿🧚🏼‍♀️

03/28/2019

Introducing the Spring Fairies! 🧚🏼‍♀️🧚🏽‍♂️ These fairies are light-hearted, quick, and sometimes a little tricksy ☺️ See all the fairies on April 13-14 at Joe's Movement Emporium.
We love our rehearsal videographer Becca Weiss 🎥🙌✨
CC: Matina Phillips, Eleni Grove

We are flying high about all the amazing donations we’ve received for our Engage. Take Flight. fundraising campaign for ...
03/07/2019

We are flying high about all the amazing donations we’ve received for our Engage. Take Flight. fundraising campaign for the upcoming April show of “Faerie” at 🧚🏽‍♂️🧚🏼‍♀️ Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who has donated!
We currently stand at $595 in donations. Who will take us over $600??
Link: https://www.mightycause.com/story/Engage-Takeflight

We are SUPER excited to see everyone tomorrow for yoga and/or family movement classes at Adams Morgan Community Center a...
02/15/2019

We are SUPER excited to see everyone tomorrow for yoga and/or family movement classes at Adams Morgan Community Center at The Line Hotel!

And if you're not able to join us, consider contributing the suggested class donation of $15 directly to our fundraising campaign for alight's upcoming production "Faerie" here:

https://www.mightycause.com/story/Engage-Takeflight

Together - let's move!

alight dance theater is raising funds to produce an evening-length show "Faerie" this April 2019!

This April, we will present the full-length production of "Faerie" at Joe's Movement Emporium, and we couldn't be more e...
01/17/2019

This April, we will present the full-length production of "Faerie" at Joe's Movement Emporium, and we couldn't be more excited! Take a look at our campaign page to learn about the work, upcoming events, and contribute to support the process! Who will be our first donor? 😃

https://www.mightycause.com/story/Engage-Takeflight

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alight dance theater is raising funds to produce an evening-length show "Faerie" this April 2019!

On this  , a message from one of our Board members, Carlos Bustamante:"Over the past few years, I have had the distinct ...
11/28/2018

On this , a message from one of our Board members, Carlos Bustamante:

"Over the past few years, I have had the distinct honor of experiencing alight dance theater as audience member, technical adviser/designer/builder, and finally, board member. In this frenetic and fast-paced era, time is a precious asset and I have chosen to devote mine to help strengthen this company because of their persistently earnest search to explore, create, and connect with a diverse audience."

Will you give to before midnight to continue supporting MD/DC artists, dance, and community building? https://givingtuesday.mightycause.com/organization/Alight-Dance-Theater

Sending a special thanks to Madona Tyler LeBlanc and Barbara Payne for their   contributions to us! We are so appreciati...
11/27/2018

Sending a special thanks to Madona Tyler LeBlanc and Barbara Payne for their contributions to us! We are so appreciative of your support!

Donate before midnight to help move forward into our upcoming season! https://givingtuesday.mightycause.com/organization/Alight-Dance-Theater 😊🧚‍♀️👍🧡

Alight dance theater strives to generate and strengthen community through storytelling – interweaving a movement-based art rooted in collaboration that spans cultures and generations to entertain, illuminate, and educate.

On this  , a message from one of our parent/child workshop participants, Madona Tyler LeBlanc: "My daughter and I loved ...
11/27/2018

On this , a message from one of our parent/child workshop participants, Madona Tyler LeBlanc:

"My daughter and I loved our experience with alight and the Faerie Workshop we attended. Alight created such a warm and welcoming environment for us to be creative together. For me, it was a special chance to 'play,' and be childlike, and for my daughter, it was a fantastic opportunity to be exposed to creative movement with a very fun and interesting approach."

Will you give to TODAY to continue supporting MD/DC community building through movement?
https://givingtuesday.mightycause.com/organization/Alight-Dance-Theater

On this  , a message from one of our dancers, Katherine Li Puma:“I love working with alight because I get to wear many a...
11/27/2018

On this , a message from one of our dancers, Katherine Li Puma:

“I love working with alight because I get to wear many artistic hats throughout the process. The pieces are primarily dance, but there’s also an element of storytelling. The stories are then utilized to create workshops for kids that we teach together. The projects I get to work on with alight are unique, multifaceted, and so rewarding!”

Will you give to TODAY to continue supporting MD/DC artists, dance, and community building? https://givingtuesday.mightycause.com/organization/Alight-Dance-Theater

[photo by David Dowling]

WOW! What a spread! Thank you  for featuring  and spreading the word about the importance of movement outreach in school...
09/30/2018

WOW! What a spread! Thank you for featuring and spreading the word about the importance of movement outreach in schools! We are beyond honored 🙏🙏🙏

Premiere May 11, 2018Photos by David DowlingMatina PhillipsEleni GroveKatherine Li PumaBecca WeissKatie Murphy
09/03/2018

Premiere May 11, 2018

Photos by David Dowling

Matina Phillips
Eleni Grove
Katherine Li Puma
Becca Weiss
Katie Murphy

We are SOOOOO excited for this tonight! Join us for a pay-what-you-wish showing! 🧚🏼‍♂️
05/11/2018

We are SOOOOO excited for this tonight! Join us for a pay-what-you-wish showing! 🧚🏼‍♂️

This is gonna be awesome... don’t miss Alight Dance Theaterr tomorrow night 🌙 in 🧚‍♂️ NextLOOK: alight dance theater faerie 🧚‍♀️ Friday May 11 at 7 pm! Experience the magic ✨===> http://bit.ly/2v7SLyQ

We had such wonderful families and kiddos join us for our community workshop today. Smart, creative, willing - they were...
05/09/2018

We had such wonderful families and kiddos join us for our community workshop today. Smart, creative, willing - they were inspiring to work with. And we even had a few fairy wings 🧚🏼‍♂️✨ .
Our NextLOOK residency continues! See what we’re up to on Friday at 7p. Public showing of “Faerie” 🎭 Pay-what-you-wish performance at Joe’s.
https://theclarice.umd.edu/events/2018/nextlook-alight-dance-theater-faerie

Community art is the best kind of art! Join us THIS Tuesday 6-7p at Joe's to move and create together! It's free and fam...
05/06/2018

Community art is the best kind of art! Join us THIS Tuesday 6-7p at Joe's to move and create together! It's free and family-oriented!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/faerie-workshop-with-alight-dance-theater-tickets-45105459644

Alight values the contributions of community members and seeks opportunities to work directly with the community to create movement art. Through the support of the NextLOOK residency, alight will conduct inter-generational, community-based workshops - specifically for parents/guardians and their chi...

Workshops. Workshops. Workshops! We’re having another day of shows and workshops with DCPS students! Thank you  for your...
03/19/2018

Workshops. Workshops. Workshops! We’re having another day of shows and workshops with DCPS students!
Thank you for your sketches, and for all the artists of for working with these awesome kids to show how visual art, text, and movement can all integrate into something powerful!

We’ve had an absolutely incredible time with the creative kids of DC! And we can’t wait to keep going! In our “Page 115”...
03/12/2018

We’ve had an absolutely incredible time with the creative kids of DC! And we can’t wait to keep going!
In our “Page 115” workshops so far, more than 300 DCPS students have reflected with us, made physical shapes with us, and so thoughtfully brainstormed with us how books can come alive off the page and into our minds, hearts, and bodies. The next generation is inspiring, y’all!

We are thrilled to be working with Joy of Motion Dance Center to present elementary and middle school DCPS students with...
02/25/2018

We are thrilled to be working with Joy of Motion Dance Center to present elementary and middle school DCPS students with workshops about the integration of literature and movement! We start tomorrow! 💃🏼💃🏻💃🏾 We are so grateful to Joy of Motion for this opportunity to open our community, and share our love of movement with DC children.

We are so grateful for everyone who came out to “Page 115: Playing with Words” this past weekend! We had a blast perform...
02/06/2018

We are so grateful for everyone who came out to “Page 115: Playing with Words” this past weekend! We had a blast performing for so many families!
And thank you to everyone who made magic on stage! ⬇️
CHOREO: Matina Phillips & Eleni Grove
DANCERS: Matina, Eleni, and Erica Chamblee
SET DESIGN: Carlos Bustamante
STAGE MANAGER: Katie Murphy
And HUGE thank you to the Greenbelt Community Foundation, the Greenbelt Recreation Arts Program, and the alight dance theater board of directors for making this work even possible to create.

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Have you shared or donated yet? Keep your Green in Greenbelt and donate now! Support projects from local organizations such as Alight Dance Theater Greenbelt Middle School Greenbelt Elementary PTA The Greenbelt Pumpkin Festival and more!
We were floored by the performances at today’s Showcase. Alight Dance Theater (pictured here) moved us, we sang with students from Eleanor Roosevelt High School, got artistic with Friends of The New Deal Cafe, saw footage from Old Greenbelt Theatre and got carried away by Alex and Olmsted.

Every project here is funded by Greenbelt Community Foundation thanks to our donors. Local money working locally to positively change the place we call home.

We can’t wait to see how we grow together next.
Coming soon- another grant project you can enjoy courtesy of Alight Dance Theater
So excited about this! Save the date!