October 27 at the Athenaeum

Jane Franklin Dance returns to the Athenaeum with PLANE, a collection of new works that respond to the location through themes of balanced predictability, progression, self-awareness and passion.


  • Stratum contrasts the desire to not-be-seen with the opposite urge to become larger than life. Spanish guitar by Manuel Granada, “Romance Anonimo” accompanies duets that accumulate and dissolve. Music by Astor Piazzolla and Vio-dion Duos anchor layered movement by Jane Franklin.
  • Robert Rubama’s new work for Jane Franklin Dance, Drone is a quartet that frames unlikely partnership with balanced symmetry.  Surprising movement responds to “Fantas for Saxophone and Voice” by Bendik Giske & Caterina Barbieri
  • Down in the Dumps – The Forty+ Project dancers perform a new work choreographed by Kelsey Rohr and set to music by Elvis Presley.  The piece is for anyone who wants to throw a fit, sooner or later.
  • A new work by Washington DC choreographer Robert J. Priore is performed by seven dancers to music by Roy Orbison, Sofiane Pomart.  

Featuring Jane Franklin Dance
Philip Baraoidan, Michala Conroy, Ryan Carlough, Carly Johnson, Kelsey Rohr, Amy Scaringe, Kevin White and Forty+ Project performers
Music  Caterina Barbieri, Manuel Granada, Astor Piazzolla, Elvis Presley
Choreography Jane Franklin, Robert J. Priore, Kelsey Rohr, Robert Rubama

The Athenaeum, home to Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association
201 Prince Street, Alexandria VA 22314
Thursday October 27, 2022 @ 7:30 pm 

Tickets (a ticket purchase supports JFD & NVFAA /limited seating)

Jane Franklin Dance

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