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The Spirit of Kwanzaa 2023

"The Spirit of Kwanzaa,” the Dance Institute of Washington’s most popular and longest-running cultural arts and dance production (since 1995), is an African American winter holiday celebration that draws on the agricultural ceremonies of Africa. The Dance Institute of Washington has adapted the principles of Kwanzaa to convey the struggles and creativity of the Black diaspora. The production highlights the holiday’s principles with dance, song, and spoken word.

This year’s cultural experience will be dynamic, joyous, and filled with creative expression—enriching the arts community at large. This invigorating performance is sure to captivate audiences through its rich storytelling, rooted in portrayals of the Black experience. Movement is power, power is a movement.

Performance Details:

When: December 15 & 16 at 6pm

Where: Cramton Auditorium at Howard University


$25 Early Bird (available until 00/00/00)

$3O General Admission

Discount Rates:

These discount rates can only be purchased in person at

Dance Institute of Washington

(3400 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010)

$20 Seniors

$20 College Students

$15 Children under 12