For the first time, legendary choreographer, dancer and actress Debbie Allen has released the rights to one of her productions to a community arts organization. The Creative and Performing Arts Center (CAPAC, Inc.), based in the Washington, D.C. metro area, will present Allen’s Dancing in the Wings on four nights in November at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, where CAPAC is one of the founding Resident Arts Partners.
First commissioned by the Kennedy Center, the children’s play centers around “Sassy,” a young dancer whose feet are too big and legs are too long to be a typical ballerina. But that doesn’t stop her from dreaming that she will emerge from behind the curtain, where she is dancing in the wings, to one day have her turn to dance in the spotlight.
For this production, the CAPAC Board of Directors decided to create a special fundraising project, “No More Living in the Wings” to support the Women Veterans Interactive (WVI), an agency that works to restore the pride and dignity to local homeless veterans. Donations are accepted online and at each performance, with 100 percent of donations to be given directly to WVI.
Performance times are 2pm and 7pm on Nov. 3rd and 17th; and 3pm on Nov. 4th and 18th. Tickets can be purchased at the Hylton Box Office (703-993-7759) and A2G Music (703-490-1715).