Dance Is the Answer—April 15 through May 2 throughout the area—celebrates dance via classes, performances, talks, open rehearsals, and more. The 50-plus companies and venues participating include Jane Franklin Dance, Tango Mercurio, the Washington Ballet, Dance Place, Joy of Motion Dance Center, and African Heritage Dancers & Drummers. Some events are free; call Dance/MetroDC at 202-778-1190 or visit danceistheanswer.org.
April 14 through 18 at the Harman Center for the Arts, the Washington Ballet presents Bolero(+), a program that includes Nicolo Fonte’s “Bolero,” set to Ravel’s composition; a new piece by “punk ballerina” Karole Armitage; and Edwaard Liang’s “Wunderland,” set to music by Philip Glass. Click here for tickets ($20 to $85).
April 21 through 25 at the Washington Ballet’s England Studio Theatre, artistic director Septime Webre returns to the stage for the first time in 15 years with Shoogie, the Tail of My Wiener Dog, a whimsical look at his Texas childhood. Tickets ($50) are available on ticketmaster.com.
April 29 and 30 in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, the innovative New York company Shen Wei Dance Arts performs Re- (Parts I, II, and III), choreographer Shen Wei’s meditation on Tibet, Angkor Wat, and the Silk Road. Tickets ($22 to $60) can be purchased here, or by calling 202-467-4600.