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Mars Arts DC: Virtual—Crazy Legz at Ben's Chili Bowl | 202DC

Published on 03 Feb 2021 / In Culture

We’re pleased to unveil a new series in our Mars Arts DC: Virtual programming: Dance in DC. Throughout these six short films, we celebrate the dynamic creativity of the local dance scene alongside the entrepreneurial spirit of local businesses. Curated and co-directed by dancer/choreographer C. Lorenzo Evans III—who also serves as Washington Performing Arts’s Chief Operating Officer and Director of Finance—each Dance in DC film pairs a dance artist with a signature DC business. Award-winning Chilean-born local filmmaker and music-video director, Francisco Campos-Lopez, filmed and co-directed the pairings on location. Each production features a site-specific work, along with conversations between dancers and business owners who speak about their community in these critical times.

We launch Dance in DC with “The King of Beat Ya Feet,” Crazy Legz, performing at one of the mainstays of the U Street Corridor, Ben’s Chili Bowl.

#MarsArtsDC is a partnership of Mars, Incorporated and Washington Performing Arts, with support from Jacqueline Badger Mars.

#MADCVirtual #DanceInDC is made possible in part through the support of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Events DC, a Small Business Recovery Microgrant from the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development administered by the Latino Economic Development Center, and the HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation.

In addition, WPA thanks the Royal Norwegian Embassy, ChasenBoscolo, Encompass Supply/Rudy Burwell and Mona Mohib, and Washington Gas for their support of WPA’s innovative virtual community programming in 2020.

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