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Dance in DC: Edwin Aparicio @ Republic Restoratives

Premieres Monday, December 7 at 7pm ET

Join flamenco dancer Edwin Aparicio for an impassioned performance at Republic Restoratives Distillery, a small batch, women-owned distillery and craft cocktail bar located in Ivy City, Northeast DC. This online event will premiere free of charge on Monday, December 7 at 7pm ET on this page.

This event is part of our Mars Arts DC: VirtualDance 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.

About the Artist

Edwin Aparicio made his debut at the legendary Casa Patas in Madrid in 2001 and in 2005. He has since appeared as a soloist throughout the United States with the José Greco Spanish Dance Company and Reynaldo Rincón’s Romería Flamenca, and shared the stage with internationally celebrated artists like Chuscales, Silverio Heredia, Roberto Castellón, Pedro Cortés, “La Truco,” Elena Andújar, Carmela Greco, Pastora Galván, and José Luis Rodríguez. Based in Washington, DC, Aparicio has garnered a loyal following as an instructor, performer, director, and choreographer in the nation’s capital. GALA Hispanic Theatre has become a base for presenting his eclectic company and for premiering his newest works. Since 2008, Aparicio has been a member of the faculty at The Washington School of Ballet and, in May 2013, he performed as a guest artist in TWB’s production of Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises at the Kennedy Center. Aparicio also has performed with the Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center in El Gato Montés, Don Giovanni, and Carmen. He has performed frequently at Washington Performing Arts events.

About the Business

Republic Restoratives is a small batch, women-owned distillery and craft cocktail bar in Northeast DC. Founded by Pia Carusone and Rachel Gardner, the local distillery was born out of the end of a political career. The concept behind it combines politics and liquor in a queer and female run business that produces award-winning spirits, including whisky and vodka.

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

Mars Arts DC: VirtualDance in DC 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.

Mars Arts D.C.

DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities

Events DC

Chasen Boscolo, Lawyers That Care

Washington Gas

Encompass Supply

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