"Salons" are a wonderful opportunity to experience live performances by Word Dance Theater's dancers, musicians, poets, playwrights, and actors in charming and informal settings.  Designed for audiences of 100 people or less, Word Dance Theater "Salons" include a performance along with a post performance question and answer session.  This format gives audience members an opportunity to ask questions and visit with the artists in a more intimate environment.  "Salons" can be performed in venues such as galleries, museums, embassies and even private homes.  Each "Salon" is customized and curated for the space in which they are presented, and can be individualized to include any combination of both historic and contemporary work.


Recent Salon at Hotel des Artistes

The residents of the Hotel des Artistes celebrated the building’s 100th anniversary on Sunday, June 4th  with an evening devoted to the arts. Dancers and musicians performed the choreography of Isadora Duncan, a 1917 resident, in historic spaces throughout the building, which is located at 1 West 67th Street.

Read the press release here.




Word Dance Theater is proud to have performed many salons at many beautiful locations and private homes around the Washington, DC region.  Past salon venues include:

        •  The Arts Club of Washington
        •  Body of Santa Fe (Santa Fe, NM)
        •  Center for Hellenic Studies
        •  Corcoran Gallery of Art
        •  Dumbarton Church
        •  German Historical Institute
        •  Hotel des Artistes (New York, NY)
        •  International Visions Galleries
        •  National Museum for Women in the Arts
        •  The Phillips Collection
        •  The Ratner Museum
        •  St Albans ChurchArts@Midday
        •  The Sophia Institute (Charleston, SC)
        •  Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, Fourth Friday Concert Series
        •  Women's National Democratic Club



"It was such a joy and an honor to have your presence and wonderful performance."
– M. Zoie Lafis, Director of Administration, Center for Hellenic Studies

"Went to this dance show tonight this woman next to me did an amazing job with Isadora Duncan's Preludes. I enjoyed every minute. Very inspiring and moving. I'm so glad I came! Cynthia Word is amazing!"
– Hannah LaFrance at Movement in Sound and Space with Brian Ganz at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis

“At the German Historical Institute’s opening of “Visions of Beauty,” an exhibition of photographs by Arnold Genthe, Word Dance contributed a selection of beautiful Duncan dances. Isadora Duncan and her dancers had been a favorite subject of Genthe’s camera, and seeing these dances so gracefully performed live by Cynthia Word and Ingrid Zimmer in front of the backdrop of the photographs was a real treat for the audience, adding a perfect touch to the evening.”
– Jessica Csoma, German Historical Institute

“What a wonderful program!  The feedback from the audience was all extremely positive.  It was clear that they all enjoyed, and benefited from, your program.”
- Michelle Clair, Corcoran Gallery of Art

“Thank you all for an incredibly beautiful performance on Friday.   I heard many comments afterwards from people who were simply awed by your work. “
- Sonya Sutton, St. Albans Church