The Dream Gig: Alvin Ailey at the Kennedy Center

This week, I lived the dream: I worked with Alvin Ailey. The Alvin Ailey Dance Company. At the Kennedy Center.

This is my wildest dream… happening.

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I saw the company perform when I was eight years old, and, to date, was one of the most inspiring shows of my life. I never truly understood – or valued – dance before that moment. I left that performance with a sense of possibility and inspiration– that humans could move in a way that was beautiful, powerful, elegant, and effortless. While it took years for me to personally “find dance”, that moment in the audience was profoundly transformative for me.

And for me, that was the bulk of why I was so damn happy to land this gig. To support artists and dancers, to be a small part of that process, has always been thrilling to me. And to be able to give so much of my time and energy to such a source of inspiration to me, was just… magical.

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Top 12! Top 12!

Good news, everyone! Freed Bodyworks was featured in DCist’s “The 12 Best Places And Ways To Splurge In D.C.“!

For real– the company we kept includes The Columbia Room, car2go, the Kennedy Center, and Komi.

FREED BODYWORKS:

For me, the best type of splurge is one that lasts. And nothing beats a really good massage on an aching shoulder or painful lower back. Aries at Freed Bodyworks in Southeast D.C. is not only a wonderful massage therapist, she’s also a great listener. It’s a holistic-type of massage that leaves you feeling good in the body and brain. And at $110 for 90 minutes, it’s barely a splurge. — Sarah Anne Hughes

Freed Bodyworks is located at 1426 Pennsylvania Avenue SE.

Yep. Good news.