About Time

Saturday, March 20, 7:30pm


Jane Franklin Dance presents a live virtual performance!

In conjunction with our current solo exhibition by Philip Livingston | Family, Ghosts and Other Strangers, Jane Franklin Dance presents About Time, a collection of dances that investigate fluidity and memory in response to the visual landscape of Livingston’s art. Corresponding bodies work in harmony or dissonance. Silhouettes emerge. Dancers in bold colors are playfully paired with projected family photographs, monochromes in B&W, images from childhood and past generations that flutter and disappear. Shadows hint at moments just missed. Livingston’s spoken-word descriptions reveal his process and the elements of change.


In addition, poet C. Thomas performs his poem No Cares. The rhythms of his voice underline the message of self-acceptance and hope as performers respond word by word. Isolated solos emerge from within a group. Moments of stillness are activated by brief flurries of movement. The individual stands out in the crowd.  


Post performance Q&A follows.

Tickets: FREE with donations accepted ($10 suggested minimum to help JFD & Athenaeum) *Donations of $20 and above receive a free viewing code for a Vimeo on Demand performance

Registration is required. Click here for more information about this performance and registering for the event. 

Easter Eggs @ the Athenaeum 

Sunday, March 28, 1 - 3pm


Stop by the Athenaeum Courtyard for this engaging seasonal workshop for children. Participants will decorate eggs with tie-dyed and mosaic media. Make your Easter Egg masterpiece!


Space is limited to 10 people per session, RSVP REQUIRED. Please specify if you want to participate in the 1 - 2pm session or the 2 - 3pm session. Masks are required

Classes on Hold

Ballroom Dance Class  

Hosted by Gary Stephans & Margit Paulding

$30 per person, $55 per couple

Renowned, international ballroom dance instructor, Gary Stephans, promises the most fun you'll ever have learning or improving your Fox Trot, Waltz, Tango, Swing, Salsa, Merengue, Rumba, Cha-Cha and Samba. Discover little techniques that will help you become a relaxed and confident social dancer in these small, personalized dance classes. Beginners and experienced dancers welcomed - no partner needed.


Two hours of dance lessons, practice dancing and refreshments from 7pm to 9pm. More information at Art of Ballroom Dance. Email: or call 703-505-5998. 

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