Dance in Dupont

A couple of weeks ago, we revealed that the Degas + Dupont mystery involved an opening day dance with our friends at The Washington Ballet, Urban Artistry, and members of the public who learned choreography through online videos and joined in spontaneously. Now you can relive the experience (without the drizzly weather) with the Dance in Dupont video:

A Degas Mystery, Solved

Adrianna helps get the crowd excited for Dance in Dupont. Photo: Brooke Rosenblatt

What happens when you add Degas’s dancers to Dupont Circle? Dance in Dupont! On Saturday, the Phillips, The Washington Ballet, and Urban Artistry celebrated the opening day of the Phillips’s fall exhibition Degas’s Dancers at the Barre: Point and Counterpoint and the ballet’s season opener The Great Gatsby with original choreography performed by Washington School of Ballet students and members of the public who learned the dance from videos online. Phillips blogger Brooke Rosenblatt caught some of the performance on tape.