New York City’s David Dorfman Dance’s “(A)Way Out of My Body” at The Alden

New York City’s acclaimed David Dorfman Dance company will present its most recent full-length program, “(A)Way Out of My Body” at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 14 at The Alden in McLean. The work explores the effects of trauma and isolation on our individual experiences and our bodies, Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and students and $15 for MCC district residents. The Alden is located inside the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave.

David Dorfman Dance’s “(A)Way Out of My Body” uses out-of-body experiences as a metaphor for our times and our body politic. It’s about “life and death, fragility and joy, trauma and resilience. In other words, it’s about what we’ve all been experiencing in the age of COVID—even though it was choreographed before the pandemic,” said Tresca Weinstein of the Times Union. Dancers propel themselves through space and time, attempting to pass the barrier of reality and plight into the realm of resilience and joy. This collective story of searching for personal “truths” among fantastical sensations is seen through breathtaking lighting and visual design and gripping choreography by a modern master.

“(A)Way Out of My Body,” which had its regional premiere in February 2020 at Connecticut College, represents a new era for the company as it enters its fourth decade of making dances. Always lauded as making “full throttle, big-hearted” choreography, 63-year-old David Dorfman set out to make his most personal work yet. The creation of the work was made possible by the National Endowment of the Arts, Harkness Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Dancers’ Workshop, Ohio University, NYU Tisch Summer Residency Program, The Wooden Floor, The Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College (NEFA Expeditions Tour Planning Grant) and Connecticut College.

“The tsunami of thoughts, actions and emotions that reached the audience began to find stillness, but its effects lingered as the performers made their exit and the audience dissipated.” - The College Voice

Tickets are on sale now! For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711.

About The Alden
Built in 1975, the 383-seat Robert Ames Alden Theatre, “The Alden,” is a cultural resource for the citizens of McLean and the Washington Metropolitan area that presents a full professional season of interdisciplinary and high-quality performances, lectures and educational programs for audiences of all ages.

Financial Assistance Available. The Alden firmly believes that the arts are for everyone. If you’re a resident of the MCC tax district (Dranesville Small District 1A) and would benefit from financial assistance in purchasing tickets, please email Patron Services Manager Evelyn Hill  at to learn how to access free and reduced-price tickets to Alden-presented events.

ADA Accommodations. The Alden is ADA-compliant and will make arrangements for accommodations. For ADA accommodations, contact Patron Services Manager Evelyn Hill at or call 571-296-8385. To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit: