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Stree Shakthi

A fundraiser for Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC featuring classical Indian dances–see full list of collaborators below Murugan Temple of North America 6300 Princess Garden Pkwy, Lanham, Maryland 20706 Saturday January 7th at 4 pm.

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Dakshina is seeking a strong male modern dancer

Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company (based in Washington DC) is currently recruiting a strong male dancer with a solid background in modern dance and/or ballet and release technique for a 12-18 month contract starting August 2016. Dakshina has a multi-year partnership with the Sokolow foundation in restaging Anna Sokolow’s iconic modern dance works, works with […]

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DC based Dakshina is seeking strong male dancers

Dakshina is seeking strong dancers (modern or ballet trained) to join our DC based company Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company is currently recruiting strong male dancers with a solid background in modern dance and/or ballet and release technique for a residency/performance during June 1-July 17, 2016 followed by an 12 month part-time contract for invited […]

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10th Annual Fall Festival of Indian Arts

Dakshina is pleased to welcome a diverse and international roster of artists for DC’s signature 10th annual Fall Festival of Indian Arts.   September 20, 6:00 pm FREE community performance featuring DC region Indian dance schools, The Forum;     8:00 pm opening performance and featured guest artist performance, Sidney Harman Hall September 21, 6:00 pm FREE community performance, The Forum; 8:00 pm opening […]

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Dakshina receives 6th NEA Award

Dakshina is proud to announce that a prestigious National Endowment for the Arts grant award. The company received a $10,000 ward from the NEA to support the reconstruction and presentation of choreographer Anna Sokolow’s dance theater work, From the Diaries of Franz Kafka (1980). The company will present performances, post-performance discussions, and an educational exhibition […]

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Singh receives the Pola Nirenska Award

Washington Performing Arts Society, in association with the Pola Nirenska Memorial Awards Committee, announces the presentation of the 2013 Pola Nirenska Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Dance to Daniel Phoenix Singh, and the Pola Nirenska Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance to Sandra Fortune-Green. The Pola Nirenska Memorial Awards are given annually to […]

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Feb 25 NYC Audition for Modern Dancers

AUDITION on Monday February 25 from 12-1:45 to Dance in DC! DANCE IN WASHINGTON DC! Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company based in Washington DC is currently recruiting strong male and female dancers with a solid background in modern dance and/or ballet and release technique for its 2013-2014 season. Dakshina has a multi-year partnership with the […]

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George Jackson reviews Dakshina’s Artisphere performance

Copyright George Jackson Excerpt from a review on several dance events. Full review is available at danceviewtimes.com. Dakshina, The Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company, brought its dramatic signature work “Vasanth” and three mood pieces to the new (10/10/2010) Artisphere. “Vasanth” tells of the death and rebirth of Love and of Spring’s return to this world. […]

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Featuring volunteer Donald Bennett

We sat down with our good friend and volunteer Donald Bennett to chat about his experiences over the years working with Dakshina. Here’s a short insight into what volunteers do for Dakshina and what they gain in return. What drew you to Dakshina? Daniel’s response to my thank you note after winning tickets to see […]

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Fall 2010 Press

Washington Post Review (11-8-10) Read the review by Pamela Squires on our performance featuring Anna Sokolow’s iconic pieces at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Dance View Times Review (11-7-10) Read the review by George Jackson, a much respected veteran dance critic who writes in several local, national, and international mediums. Washington Post Feature by […]

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