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“Dance in the Circle” Festival This Saturday in Dupont

by Borderstan.com — April 17, 2012 at 3:30 pm 0

From Cecile Oreste of danceDC. You can follower her on Twitter @dance_DC or email her at cecile[AT]borderstan.com.

Featured image: “Early Spring, Dupont Circle” by ok-oyot in the Borderstan flickr pool, March 20, 2011.

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Coming to Dupont Circle on Saturday, April 21. (Courtesy of Dance in the Circle)

Dance in the Circle, a free dance festival in Dupont Circle organized by co-producers Daniel Kramer and Michael Lipin, is coming up this Saturday, April 21, from 3 to 9 pm. The festival features 12 local dance companies including DEVIATED THEATRE and YaLa Fitness, which were added to the lineup since our last post about the event.

“After exactly a year of preparation, it’s hard to believe that we’re just a few days away from show time. I’m thrilled that so many local businesses have stepped up to support this project and that a dozen local dance companies have joined us to bring a new type of festival to Dupont Circle Park,” said Lipin. “We are pumped up to again enliven and activate one of DC’s most cherished public spaces,” added Kramer. Kramer and Lipin helped organize “Soccer in the Circle” back in 2010.

To raise funds for the upcoming festival, Kramer and Lipin are hosting a fundraising happy hour on Wednesday, April 18, from 6 to 10 pm at 18th Street Lounge. If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP to the Facebook event and be prepared for a night of dancing.

Dance in the Circle was made possible with support from the Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets, as well as local sponsors Attache Property Management, LaKritz/Adler Real Estate Investments, the office of DC Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café, Axis Salon, BGR, Diego’s Hair Salon, Mr. Yogato and Books-A-Million.

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