Bowen McCauley Dance Co.

  • Metro: Ballston
  • Hours: 9:30 - 5:30 pm
  • Days Open: M-F

Showcasing Founding Artistic Director Lucy Bowen McCauley’s choreography, this award-winning, Arlington-based professional contemporary dance company is renowned for the athleticism of its dancers, use of live music, the professionalism of its performances and its extraordinary outreach programs that share the joy of dance with people at both ends of the lifecycle.

For 23 years, Bowen McCauley Dance Company (BMDC) has energized diverse audiences with inventive and vibrant choreography – a fusion of contemporary movements with classical undertones set to a sweeping range of musical styles. Ranging from free, family-friendly programs to ticketed, red carpet events, BMDC performs regularly throughout Arlington, Northern Virginia, and the DC Metro region, which includes its annual spring performance at the Kennedy Center.

Lucy Bowen McCauley has choreographed more than 100 original works ranging from lyrical ballets to highly physical contemporary pieces set to rock music. Her repertoire offers an unconventional array of genres; her choreography demonstrates a fluent outpouring of dance blending balletic lines, quirky gestures, and modern dance’s earthiness that uniquely explores the interplay between music, dance, and drama. The company performs throughout the region including New York, and as far away as China, Germany, and Mexico. The company is home to the top professional dancers in the Mid-Atlantic region.

BMDC’s artistic focus is on expanding its reach and impact, through its community outreach programs, which include school residencies/workshops and free, weekly Dance for Parkinson’s Disease® classes in six area locations. BMDC remains the only dance company in the DC Metro region to provide Dance for PD.

 In recognition of outstanding dance and community service, BMDC was recognized with Virginia for the Arts’ 2013 Art Star Award, Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s 2013 Board Leadership Award, the Leadership Arlington 2013 Nonprofit of the Year Award, and the prestigious 2009 ABBIE Award by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.

 See why Bowen McCauley Dance Company is "Metro DC’s premier contemporary dance company." -The Washington Post.

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