people with arms raised up
Shawn Short, Producing Artistic Director


January 21, 2017 at 8pm / January 22, 2017 at 7pm

WINTERSTEPS brings new choreographers to D.C.’s dance audience. Established and emerging artists are carefully selected to produce and present new works. WINTERSTEPS’ goal is to strengthen and build the D.C. dance community by providing it with a platform that will bring awareness to emerging and established choreographers working locally and nationally. WINTERSTEPS now premieres the works of our new emerging choreographer program New Voices of Dance (NVD). Read more about NVD and 2017 selectees Kamali Hill, Kareem B. Goodwine.


$15, $18 Online, $25 Door


Jack Guidone Theater, Joy of Motion Dance Center
5207 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20015


  • Static
  • Autumn
  • Push
  • Time Passes
  • Unrest
  • Concursus
  • 12x6:Strangers

Program subject to change without notice. Please check back two weeks before opening night.

woman jumping


World Premiere

Choreography by Shawn Short

Drum and Bass music fills the air in Static. A percussive work devised from Short's examination of Graffiti illustration, Static imposes styles of hip hop, jazz and contemporary modern dance. Music by techno producers and duo Millie & Andrea.


World Premiere

Choreography by Shawn Short

One stage. Two People. Time to say goodbye. A couple comes together one last time to communicate about the good and bad times in their past. They didn't realize that saying goodbye is hard when you are actually in love. Music by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis.


World Premiere

Choreography by Shawn Short

Urgency in regards to time and place set-up the scenario for Push. Performed to the musical talents of Italian DJ, recorder, and remixer Benny Benassi, Push examines the lives of several people on their way to work.

Time Passes

World Premiere

Choreography by Shawn Short

Inspired by the three wise monkeys of Japanese lore (See, hear and speak no evil), Times Passes is a work for three dancers that speaks to choices we take as people. Three individuals wake up confined to a room, with only their experiences to share. Sometimes the only thing you can give is experiences to one another. Music by Swedish electronic music band Little Dragon.


Choreography by Davy Brun

Dissonance Dance Theatre introduces the work of Parisian choreographer Davy Brun entitled Concursus. Originally performed by Dancers of the National Conservatory of Danse Lyon, Concursus is a contemporary small-ensemble work danced to the music of Chopin's 24 Etudes.


woman jumping

We've got a number of shows under our belt. Review Our Repertory


man looking backward

Buy tickets to some of our current shows. Go See Our Shows

Our Story

men with hands raised up

We started in 2007 and have performed around the country. Read Our Story