The premiere of "Dance 10," a collaboration with choreographer Jonathan Hollander, and a personal appearance by filmmaker Doris Chase will highlight a retrospective screening of Chase's dance films at the Hirshhorn Musuem tonight. Included on the program will be films made in conjuction with such other dancers and choreographers as Gus Solomon Jr., Kei Takei, Marnee Morris and Cynthia Anderson. Chase will discuss her work with the audience after the showing, which is free and begins at 7 p.m. in the Hirshhorn auditorium.
Coincidentally, today marks the first of a series of performances of "Light Sings," a multi-media theater piece by choreographer Patricia Birch, Doris Chase - who also makes flexible kinetic sculptures - and lyricist Will Holt. "Light Sings" is being presented free of charge at the Eisenhower Theater as part of the Kennedy Center's "The Imagination Celebration," a week-long national children's arts festival also co-sponsored by teh Alliance for Arts Education. Daytime performances today through Friday are reserved for school groups; performance on Friday at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 1 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. are open to the public. Tickets are available (limit five per person) at the festival desk in the Hall of States.
Tomorrow at noon, Patricia Birch will be joined by director Edward Berkeley in a discussion of the Kennedy Center's new Musical Theater Lab, at noon in the American Film Institute Theater. The discussion, part of the Center's weekly arts symposium series, is also free and open to the public.
The program to be presented by the Squeaky Wheel Dance and Music Company at the Washington Project for the Arts, Friday through Sunday evenings at 8 p.m., will consist largely of works collectively created by company members Steve Bloom, Scott Miller and Carla Perlo. The concert will also feature works performed and choreographed by the Lewis Brothers. Several guest musicians will also perform works created in collaboration with the company. For more information, call 347-8304 or 946-5671.
Three contrasting approaches to choreography will be exemplified by a program to be offered at Marvin Theater Friday night at 8 p.m., on the George Washington University campus. Annetta Wade, Jean Isaacs and Deborah Schreiner are the choreographers. larry Masset will provide music for the program. For information, call 676-6577.
Performances by the Claude Kipnis Mime Theater at Lisner Auditorium, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., will conclude the Washington Performing Arts Society's mime series for the current season. paris-born Kipnis, who once studied with Marcel Marceau and later established a troupe of his own in Israel, has created stagings for Sarah Caldwell of the Boston Opera Company, as well as the New York Philharmoic Orchestra and Chicago's Ravinia Festival.
The Choreo 18 troupe will repeat its recent modern dance program, including works by Anna Sokolow, Laura Glenn, Maida Withers, Liz Lerman and Midge Kretchmer, at the Jewish Community Center (Rockville) Saturday and Sunday, call 881-0100, Ext. 47.
The Maryland Youth Ballet is presenting an all-day "Costa Richan Fair" Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m!, at Bethesda Elementary School, corner of Old Georgetown Rd. and Arlington Rd. The fair will include a talent show, games, dances and refreshments. Receipts will be used to assist the company with their summer performances in Costa Rica and Panama. A rain date has been set for the following Saturday. For More information, call657-4253.