Dance of the Cranes

July 15, 2015 @ 8:15 PM – 9:00 PM
Milian Park
Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC

On the evening of July 15, 2015, two high-rise construction cranes will come to life in a synchronized motion. Dance of the Cranes will consist of a choreographed dance performed by real crane operators in two two high-rise construction cranes towering over the streets of NW Washington, D.C.

At dusk, the cranes will slowly begin to pivot, rotate and sway in harmonized movement, each crane performing the same delicate motion hundreds of feet above the viewers on the sidewalks and in Milian Park below. As the performance progresses, the accompanying ambient music will echo through the surrounding streets, creating the sensation that the entire city is the stage for this complex performance and immersing the audience within the surrounding environment.  Repurposing these utilitarian machines as the star performers in a delicate dance creates the opportunity to engage the audience and connect them to the city.

What: Dance of the Cranes, presented by Capital Fringe at the 10th Annual Fringe Festival. Chorographer/Artistic Director: Brandon Vickerd


Crane operators Jose Ortiz,
South Crane and Glenwood Williams, North Crane

Gould Property, Oxford Property, Clark Construction and Miller and Long

Where: 600 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Optimum viewing from Milian Park (499 Massachusetts Ave., NW)
When: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 8:15 p.m. sharp
Rain date is Thursday, July 16, 2015
The dance will last approximately 45 minutes
Tickets: No tickets necessary, this is a free event.
Press Contact: Laura Gross,
202-695-8223, c: 202-255-2054,
Official Hashtags #danceofthecranes, #capfringe15, #cityofcranes

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