Word Dance Theater offers cutting-edge productions and dance works, including historic Duncan choreographies as well as original Duncan-inspired pieces. Our performances feature live or recorded music and sound design, contemporary and historic dance choreography, storytelling, and state-of-the-art stage design.

Word Dance Theater is proud to have performed in festivals and venues from Washington, DC to Poland, including:

Arts Club of Washington (Washington, DC)
Capital Fringe Festival (Washington, DC)
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, MD)
Harkness Center for Dance (New York, NY)
Lansburgh Theater (Washington, DC)
Merritt Gallery (Chevy Chase, MD)
Phillips Art Gallery (Washington, DC)
Piccolo Spoleto (Charleston, SC)

ACS Theater of the American Embassy (Athens, Greece)
Centro Teatrale di Ricerca (Venice, Italy)
Fryderyk Chopin Museum (Warsaw, Poland)
Museum of Romanticism (Opinogora, Poland)
Studio Actuels de La Danse (Vallauris, France)

Equally as innovative [as modern dance’s] firebrand, Isadora Duncan
— National Public Radio

Main Stage Productions

Word Dance Theater’s full-stage productions demonstrate a unique blend of classic and innovative theater, providing a new experience for audiences and artists alike. Click here or below for information on each main stage production.

Selection of Performances:

Isadora Duncan: Landscapes of the Soul
Chambers of the Heart
Once Wild: Isadora in Russia
Preludes: Duncan, Sand, & Chopin
Isadora Duncan: Revolutionary!
Wild Hearts: Sappho and Isadora

Photo by Theo Kossenas

Photo by Theo Kossenas

Photo by William Calvin Lee

Photo by William Calvin Lee


Designed for smaller, more intimate audiences, salons are a wonderful opportunity to experience and interact with Word Dance Theater’s dancers, musicians, poets, playwrights, and actors in unique settings. Each salon is unique and highly customized, crafted according to its setting. Salon spaces have included museums, galleries, embassies, gardens, private homes, and more.
Learn more about salons.