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NOvEMBER/DECEMBER 2012

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a 125-seat theater that gives audiences
the opportunity to see local, national
and international performances.
The theater is the hub of learning
and performing for CityDance Con-
servatory. Everything happens in that
spaceclasses, performances, rehears-
als, auditions, residencies and musical
partnerships, said Lorraine Spiegler, ar-
tistic director of CityDance School and
Conservatory. This space has an inti-
mate yet professional quality, allowing
us to attract a spectrum of talented pro-
fessional artists from all over the world.
Since it opened in November 2011,
the theater has hosted the CityDance
Conservatory dancers in many perfor-
mances, including an evening with the
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. In ad-
dition several artists will hold class-
es and residencies in the theater, giv-
ing the students the opportunity to
work with professionals in a real theater
environment.
Such opportunities prepare young
dancers for prestigious college pro-
grams. CityDance alumni have gone
on to the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Pro-
gram, Point Park Universitys Con-
servatory of Performing Arts and the
Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Pur-
chase, among other schools.
Because of this dynamic green space,
a new generation of dance has found
its home here at the Music Center at
Strathmore, Spiegler said.

STRATHMORE
ityDance has been
nurturing students
love of contempo-
rary dance through
its Strathmore pro-
g r a mmi ng s i nc e
2005. Now, CityDance is giving back
to Montgomery County and the global
community with an eco-friendly black
box theater, the CityDance Studio
Theater at Strathmore.
The new theater features LED and
HID lights, which decrease the amount
of electricity needed to illuminate the
space. Insulation shades over windows
also reduce heating and cooling costs.
In the next phase, CityDance will in-
stall solar panels on Strathmores roof
that will provide energy for the theater
and dispatch surplus energy throughout
the building.
CityDance is constantly thinking
of ways to give back to the community
by providing transformative experienc-
es that are both artistically meaning-
ful and educational for audiences, said
Alexe Nowakowski, CityDance execu-
tive director. The green theater further
fullls this goal by prompting conversa-
tion and providing a new type of educa-
tional opportunity for patrons.
By day, the theater is used as a re-
hearsal space for the more than 600 stu-
dents enrolled at CityDance Center at
Strathmore.
At night, the space transforms into
CityDances new theater
marries performance, education and
community service By Caroline Gerdes
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CITYDANCE STUDIO THEATER
AT STRATHMORE
UPCOMING PERFORMANCES
Ticket prices range from $15 to $25. Tickets
will be on sale at Strathmores box ofce.
FRIDAY, NOV. 2 AND SATURDAY,
NOV. 3, 2012, 8 P.M.
Hubbard Street 2 & CityDance
Conservatory Dancers
SATURDAY, DEC. 1, 2012, 8 P.M.
SUNDAY, DEC. 2, 2012, 7:30 P.M.
Erica Rebollar/Rebollar Dance in
Space Junk*

MONDAY, FEB. 18, 2013
Discover Strathmore Open House per-
formances featuring dancers from City-
Dance School & Conservatory. The free
performances take place throughout
the day.
SATURDAY, FEB. 23, 2013, 5 P.M.
and 8 P.M.
SUNDAY, FEB. 24, 2013, 1 P.M. and
6 P.M.
The CityDance Conservatory Dancers
Creating the Magic Concert
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2013, 7:30 P.M.
SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2013, 6 P.M.
Asanga Domask
Nruthya Manjarie
* Tickets for this performance will be avail-
able through www.CulturalDC.org and not
Strathmores box ofce.
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