Dance Place Gala Tonight; Success Built on Partnerships
Byline: Jean Battey Lewis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
When Carla Perlo founded Dance Place in 1980, the city had a fractured dance scene: Talented people left for more fertile ground (read New York City); those who stayed often turned to local universities to sustain themselves.
Twenty-five years later, Washington is a mecca for young choreographers and dancers.
It would be hard to overestimate the role Dance Place has played in this transformation. Tonight, its Brookland black-box theater will rock with a gala celebration. Both senior artists, whose years of work helped shape the current scene, and younger artists attracted by their accomplishments will be part of the mix.
Dance Place's success has been built on partnerships with …
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Publication information: Article title: Dance Place Gala Tonight; Success Built on Partnerships. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: September 17, 2005. Page number: B03. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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