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Shawn Short, Producing Artistic Director

Press Releases

2016

REVIEW: “Dance Noir” by Dissonance Dance Theatre at the Jack Guidone Theater
October 2016
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2015

Dissonance Dance Theatre Presents....Black to Silver: A Black LGBT Experience
April 8, 2015
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Moving History Dissonance Dance Theatre debuts at the Lang Theatre
February 19, 2015
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One Night, Four Voices DDT highlights local choreographers in new performance series.
January 20, 2015
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2014

New Faces, Fresh Works, Same Mission... DDT Turns Eight
October 3, 2014
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Dissonance Dance Theatre Presents....Black to Silver: A Black LGBT Experience
April 11, 2014
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Hit Me With a High Note: DDT pointes to jazz classics in Spring Premiere
February 2, 2014
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Dissonance Launches Summer Intensive
January 15, 2014
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More Than Steps Online Publication Highlights DDT’s Seventh Anniversary
January 1, 2014
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2013

Voices Heard: Dance Non-Profit Creates Online Publication
December 30, 2013
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Dissonance Dance Theatre Presents....East to West: Dances of a Minority Mind
November 1, 2013
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Director Shawn Short Excavates DC Black Dance History
May 9, 2013
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Dissonance Dance Theatre Presents New Dances Around Black Dance History And Community
January 8, 2013
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Dissonance Dance Theatre Adds to New Arts Marketing With New Phone App
January 3, 2013
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2012

Golden Flame Campaign Happy Hour Fundraiser at Public Bar Tenley For Ngoma Center for Dance
August 15, 2012
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A Fundraiser Night of Bingo For Ngoma Center for Dance
May 31, 2012
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Ngoma/Dissonance Dance Director Shawn Short Engages Students At Options Public Charter High School
March 30, 2012
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Dissonance Dance Theatre Becomes A Program Under Short's Newly Founded Ngoma Center for Dance
March 25, 2012
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Dissonance Dance Theatre Presents The World Premiere of Cinema at the Atlas Performing Arts Complex
January 26, 2012
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Jonathan Carrington Resigns from Dissonance Dance Theatre
January 24, 2012
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Dissonance Dance Theatre Receives An Administrative Facelift
January 20, 2012
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2011

Shawn Short is a 2012 Individual Artist Grantee from DCCAH for the Dawn 2012 Project
November 2, 2011
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Shawn Short, founder & choreographer Dissonance Dance Theater (Slideshow)
Washington Times, October 10, 2011
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2010

Dissonance Dance Theatre Releases Backstage Video
November 30, 2010
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Dissonance Dance Theatre Hires Operations and Relation Manager
November 9, 2010
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Philadelphia Delivers more than Cheese Steaks to Washington, DC
October 10, 2010
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Dissonance Dance Theatre's "What The Eye Sees" at Brooklyn Arts Exchange NYC
May 8, 2010
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2009

DC Commission on the Arts Grant to Dissonance Dance Theatre
July 8, 2009
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Dissonance Dance Theatre Performs in "Mother's Blood"A New Choral Suite Of Music From "The Furies"
April 20, 2009
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2008

Dissonance Dance Theatre is Now Fiscally Sponsor Through The New York Foundation for the Art
February 11, 2008
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2007

New Dance Company Makes World Premiere at DC Fringe Festival
May 18 , 2007
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Videos

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Publications

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