Watch the River Flow

Jane Franklin Dance returns to the Athenaeum with new works that respond to the exhibit Potomac River Life in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Clean Water Act. Featuring performers Philip Baraoidan, Ryan Carlough, Kelsey Rohr, Amy Scaringe, Kevin White with Music by Violet Barnhart, Mark Sylvester and Choreography Ryan Carlough, […]


Enjoy recent performances: Here at Dogtown Dance Theatre, Richmond, Bits & Pieces at the Athenaeum, In Place at TOTR, Climate (Oct 2021) at the Athenaeum plus bonus features.  Purchases help sustain the Artist Support Fund. Click on the photo to load.

Vintage JFD

Welcome to a collection of performances from past years, venues and specific sites around Northern Virginia and Washington DC. Selections rotate. Click on the photo to load.

2020 Virtual Shows

The unusual restrictions of covid-19 brought about different methods to connect with audiences .  Several platforms helped us to present live stream performances through 2020. Click on the photos to load. HIDDEN TALENTS a Nov 7, 2020 performance from Inner Ear, a recording studio founded in Arlington, Virginia by musician and recording engineer Don Zientara. […]


See evening length performances from Capital Fringe Festival, Charm City Fringe, and “Shorthanded” created for Theatre on the Run. Click on the photos to load. AFLIGHT Aflight draws a picture of connections to earth and to each other. People — like animals — move to react to a push or pull in their natural habitats. […]

Family Shows

Family friendly shows combine movement, text and music to tell a story.  Narrative performances, adapted from books, invite audience participation with relatable story lines and lots of good fun. Click on the photos to load. THE BIG MEOW Adapted from the book by Elizabeth Spires, The Big Meow is the story of an ever-hopeful fluff-ball […]