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by Prince Of Petworth February 6, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0

From a press release:

“Can the Resistance rise from the Underground? And who will lead them if they can? D.C. theater company, TBD Immersive, kicks off its production of “Cabaret Rising: One Nation Underground” this Friday, February 9 at Dupont Underground. The restored space that lies beneath Washington, D.C.’s Dupont Circle will be transformed into a one-of-a-kind immersive theater where the decisions from the actors – and the guests – impact every aspect the show. “Cabaret Rising” ticket holders will experience a 360-degree sensory explosion of interacting with theatrical story lines while being immersed in a historic underground space. They will also have access to food and beverage specials at neighboring Dupont restaurants, Urbana and Firefly.

Dupont Circle: The Safe Haven

“Cabaret Rising: One Nation Underground” transports guests into a world where survivors are part of ‘The Resistance’ movement. They have retreated to the only remaining safe haven: Dupont Underground. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 13, 2017 at 10:05 pm 0

Well worth a visit. World Press Photo Exhibition 2017:

“The World Press Photo Exhibition represents the year’s best visual journalism and is seen by 4 million people in 100 cities across the globe. Lightscape is bringing the Exhibition to Washington DC, home of the people and institutions that drive thinking and decision-making on the issues behind the photographs. We are working with leading universities, think-tanks, embassies, international-, media- and civil society organizations to tell the stories behind the photos.

The images cover a broad range of topics and explore refugees/migration, conflicts in the Middle-East, climate change, race and policing, gender identity, and the human impact of the Zika virus, but also the US Rio Olympic team, National Geographic images of pandas, Usain Bolt’s golden smile, Chinese gymnasts and a Spanish cultural festival. This is photojournalism at its best and most thought-provoking.

The venue is the Dupont Underground, the abandoned trolley station beneath Dupont Circle. This massive space will house 22 projectors casting 13′ images of the year’s most important stories, a wall of large prints of WPP prize-winning photographs and a retrospective of 60 years of Photos of the Year. There will be side-exhibitions from NPR, the International Women’s Media Foundation and 2x WPP, Pulitzer and Anja Niedringhaus awardee Stephanie Sinclair.

The goal is simple: to use photojournalism to humanize complex issues, to bring people together to discuss and to learn, to support informed debate about the issues facing our communities, countries and the world around us.”

by Prince Of Petworth March 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm 3 Comments

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Photo credit: Kelly Paras courtesy Dupont Underground

Thanks to the folks at Dupont Underground for letting us know. Awesome. You can see Jay Coleman’s mural here.

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by Prince Of Petworth January 9, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0

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More on the Underground’s new tours here.

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by Prince Of Petworth January 3, 2017 at 10:02 pm 3 Comments

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Photos courtesy Dupont Underground

Thanks to the folks from Dupont Underground for sharing. You can sign up for tours here.

“These tours will explore the living history and conceptual reinvention of a DC hidden gem. Each tour will consist of a guided forty-five minute long experience through the tunnels under Dupont Circle, that once served as the only underground portion of the District streetcar system over fifty years ago. Tickets are $15 per person.”

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19th Street entrance

by Prince Of Petworth December 22, 2016 at 10:40 am 19 Comments

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Courtesy Dupont Underground

From an email:

“After months of anticipation, we are excited to reopen the doors of Dupont Underground to the public for tours. Since the success of Raise/Raze creative minds have been inspired by the potential of this 75,000 sq/ft space. These tours will explore the living history and conceptual reinvention of a DC hidden gem. Each tour will consist of a guided hour long experience through the tunnels under Dupont Circle, that once served as the neighborhood trolley system over fifty years ago. Tickets are $15 per person.

Due to the nature of the space, we are limiting the tours to 30 persons, including children. All children must have tickets, so that we may maintain the correct occupancy limits. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult at a ratio of no more than 3 children to 1 adult.

The Dupont Underground is a raw industrial space made of hard, uneven surfaces and old and decomposing materials. Please respect the space and explore at your own risk.

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Please note: Our official address is 1900 Massachusetts Avenue NW, but our entrance is at New Hampshire Avenue in front of 11 Dupont Circle.

Last time we opened we limited people to just the 15,000 sq ft platform. This time people are seeing the whole space. And we have some surprises along the way…I will say there is an installation at the end of the south tunnel called the iGlow by an artist Hiroshi Jacobs that most have never seen.

by Prince Of Petworth May 2, 2016 at 1:30 pm 0

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Check out an awesome virtual tour here.

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by Prince Of Petworth April 21, 2016 at 10:55 am 15 Comments

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From Dupont Underground:

“Please help us build Raise/Raze, Hou de Sousa’s winning design in the Re-Ball! competition and the first ever art installation in the Dupont Underground. We really, really, really, need your help (did I mention really?). We need to build about 18 thousand cubes -composed of 27 balls each- before we open on April 30, with most of the production happening on weekends. So…don’t even bother doing the math…we have a lot to do! We’ve had an awesome lead up to this moment, with great press and all of Washington – not to mention the design world – watching to see if we can do this thing…so, LET’S DO THIS THING! (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 23, 2016 at 3:40 pm 6 Comments

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From a press release:

“We are thrilled to announce that Raise/Raze by Hou de Sousa has won Re-Ball!, the international design competition for a site-specific installation that will be the Dupont Underground’s debut event. Hou de Sousa is a dynamic, award-winning architecture and design studio based in New York City.

Raise/Raze transforms the 650,000 translucent plastic balls from the National Building Museum’s Beach exhibit into an assembly block system that is fully reconfigurable. While the installation will open with pre-assembled “zones,” visitors will be free to alter the installation to create their own objects and spaces. (more…)

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