Only You a season-ending performance by Jane Franklin Dance takes place at Arlington’s blackbox Theatre on the Run in the heart of the Green Valley neighborhood. Join us for a concert of new and recent works, a reception on June 4 and a live stream option on June 5.
Only You, the pop song originally recorded by The Platters conjures up thoughts of romance. The melody and lyrics easily affect and it’s a familiar dialogue, almost a shared cultural reference with a song that can be sung, if not out loud, some part of it in mind. Connection is certainly a jumping off point for this collection of dances which explore networks, reciprocity and even the intimacy of surroundings.
- Tales of Moria choreographed by Philip Baraoidan explores the consequences of fate. Are we destined because of our choices or are we on a predetermined track? With weight-sharing, touch, fluidity, and storytelling the dance weaves an exciting motif of fleeting partnerships.
- Jane Franklin’s Going Polar is a devised movement-theatre work about an old concept, that “opposites attract.” Though most commonly associated with personal relationships, “opposites attract” remains part of the belief system that a little tension is a good thing. Music is by local composer Mark Sylvester
- Emily Crews of Dance Place and Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble premiers a new work for Forty+, a group of performers past the age of 40.
- Krystal Leniece Collins presents hammerhead / gossamer / loosely / floating a mirrored reflection of the preposterous and precarious situations we find ourselves in while exploring the mundane as fantastical.
- Washington DC artist and award-winning choreographer Robert J. Priore premiers a new work
- The connotation of “eyesore”, an unpleasant sight in a public place, spins in Jane Franklin’s community inspired work EyeSoar. Space is getting tighter and longtime businesses nestle within changes and new development in an industrial neighborhood. Created prior to the redevelopment of Jennie Dean Park, the piece features video of the area from 2019. The sound score weaves in personal interviews with owners like Travis Hackney of Weenie Beanie and is set to music recorded and composed by Don Zientara, of Inner Ear Recording Studio (now closed).
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Only You, Saturday June 4 at 7 pm and Sunday June 5 at 5 pm
$20 June 4 at 7 pm (performance, reception, silent auction)
$15 June 5 at 5 pm (in-person performance, auction, talk back)
$10 June 5 at 5 pm (live stream performance, talk back)
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For our June show, Only You, Jane Franklin Dance is partnering with our peer organization, Doorways, to raise awareness of intimate partner violence in our Arlington community. Doorways’ mission is to create pathways out of homelessness, domestic violence, and sexual assault, leading to safe, stable, and empowered lives. As Only You explores the intimacy of relationships, we know that, at times, intimacy comes with conflict. Doorways is Arlington’s response to intimate partner violence, and we are honored to use our stage to promote their powerful work. To learn more about Doorways, please visit www.doorwaysva.org.