Intersections Calendar of Events February 21- March 3

Thursday, February 21, 2019

  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Signature Events, Washington Post Cafe Concert Series

    Great Hall (Kogod Lobby+ Cafritz Promenade)

    The Washington Post Intersections Launch Party February 21 from 6:30-8:00 PM.

    Kick-off the 10th Annual Intersections Festival with us at The Washington Post launch party! The cafe will be open plus we'll have light bites and sips from 6:30pm - 7:30pm. Listen to Matthew Mills, named one of the 50 fastest guitarists in the world, at the cafe concert plus experience an Immersive Quilt at the Artspace Activation presented by Cultural DC.
    Then, stay to see our kick-off concert by Moveius Contemporary Ballet. All tickets are on sale now.

    ABOUT MATTHEW MILLS

    Hailing from Southern Maryland, guitarist Matthew Mills began playing guitar at the age of fifteen after being blown away by Yngwie Malmsteen’s “Trilogy” album.  Taking guitar very seriously, Matthew began practicing as much as 6 to 8 hours a day while listening to Malmsteen, Vinnie Moore, Jason Becker, Tony MacAlpine, Joe Stump Al Di Meola, and George Bellas. In 2008, Matthew was voted as one the 50 fastest guitarists of all time by the July 2008 Guitar World Magazine. Matthew also has been endorsed by Schecter Guitar Research and conducted guitar seminars for the company regionally showing guitarist innovative ways of performing advanced arpeggio sequences. Matthew has released seven solo albums including Matthew Mills “Neoclassical Rock Guitar”, Matthew Mills “Neoclassical Rock Guitar Part 2”, Matthew Mills “Neoclassical Spirit", and Matthew Mills “The Neoclassical Journey”.

    FREE
  • 8:00pm - 9:00pm

    Rite of Spring, Crash of Fall + Glacier

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Dance, Movement

    The Theresa and Jane Lang Theatre

    GLACIER: A Climate Change Ballet, directed by DC-based climate change policy expert and dance professional Diana Movius. GLACIER unveils a world affected by climate change by placing a changing Arctic environment in front of the audience. RITE OF SPRING, CRASH OF FALL: combines the iconic Rite of Spring score and storyline with anniversary of the financial collapse to probe themes of power, accountability, and collective action.

    ABOUT MOVEIUS CONTEMPORARY DANCE

    Contemporary Ballet’s mission is to catalyze new choreography in the National Capital area, and to increase opportunities for dancers, audiences, and students to meaningfully experience dance and the performing arts. To achieve this mission, we manage BOTH 1) an innovative dance performance company and 2) a trailblazing facility with its own artistic and community programming, the Dance Loft on 14.

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    Friday, February 22, 2019

  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Benjamin Gates

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Atlas Café & Concert Series | Genres: Sound, Washington Post Cafe Concert Series

    Great Hall (Kogod Lobby+ Cafritz Promenade)

      A solo performance by up-and-coming cellist and composer, Benjamin Gates. Gates effortlessly mixes his classical vibe with modern R&B and pop songs. See if you can name the songs he plays!

    FREE
  • 8:00pm - 9:15pm

    Unveiling the Mystery of Musical Improvisation

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Music, Sound

    Lab Theatre II

    Ney Mello and Elizabeth Louie will engage the audience in an interactive performance on guitar and piano, where they will improvise music with audience participation.

    ABOUT NEY MELLO

    Ney has contributed his guitar solo magic to #1 hit songs in the USA. Ney would also like to record guitar parts and solos on your original song. He is also a globally recognized as an inspirational producer with top studio recording skills. Ney collaborates from his private studio with artists anywhere in the world, in the following genres: Jazz, Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, Classical, fusion, Bossa Nova.
    Watch Ney Mello on PBS here.

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  • 8:15pm - 9:15pm

    TolumiDE: Suya Soul Music!

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Sound

    The Paul Sprenger Theatre

    Nigerian vocalist and songwriter TolumiDE compliments soul music with her African heritage exploring themes of life, love and inspiration using bilingual lyrics and dynamic rhythms.

    ABOUT TOLUMIDE

    Born in Toronto and raised in Lagos, TolumiDE moved to back to Canada at the age of 18 and became immersed in all forms of the creative arts while studying Fine Art at York University and singing with an all female reggae band. Shortly after moving to the United States to pursue a career in graphic design, TolumiDE solo performances began to bubble at open mics, festivals and weddings. She quickly garnered a following for her sweet vocal presence and intimate songwriting. She compliments soul music with a fusion of her Nigerian heritage and explores themes of life, love, laughter and inspiration with mainly English lyrics and a touch of African spice in form of rhythm and native Yorùbá language.
    Watch her recent music video here.

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    Saturday, February 23, 2019

  • 9:30am - 10:15am

    Adventures in Arden

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Family Fun Days | Genres: Family, Story

    Lab Theatre II

    Adventures in Arden, an interactive puppet show based on Shakespeare’s As You Like It, includes live and recorded music and a workshop that encourages imagination. Best for ages 4-10.

    ABOUT SHAKESPEARE FOR THE YOUNG

    Shakespeare for the Young was designed by Annie Houston, Cam Magee and Dawn Thomas to bring Shakespeare to young audiences. The target ages are 2-8. Shakespeare for the Young has chosen the medium of puppetry in combination with the artists voices to present to children the stories and poetry of Shakespeare.
    "My granddaughter and I really enjoyed the show and she has been talking about it since as well as making fairy puppets out of paper." Barbara Keeling, Teacher

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  • 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Family Fun Days: Artspace Activation at Creation Station

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Family Fun Days | Genres: Family

    Great Hall (Kogod Lobby+ Cafritz Promenade)

    The Creation Station is open February 23 from 10:00-12:00 PM + March 2 from 10:00-12:00 PM.
    People of all ages can stop by to do a kid-friendly craft for our community art installation.

    Free
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Culture Queen

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Family Fun Days, Atlas Café & Concert Series | Genres: Family, Washington Post Cafe Concert Series

    Great Hall (Kogod Lobby+ Cafritz Promenade)

    Part of the Free Washington Post Cafe Concert Series The little ones will be inspired and entertained by the Culture Queen and her rich storytelling and self-affirming songs.

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  • 11:00am - 11:45am

    Baby Beats! with Max and Root

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Family Fun Days | Genres: Music, Sound, Family, Story

    Lab Theatre II

    2 Beat Boxing Dads making music and songs the whole family can enjoy! Best for ages 0-8.
    Read an interview with the beat boxing dads here.

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  • 1:00pm - 1:45pm

    A Cantar y Bailar/Let’s Sing and Dance

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Family Fun Days | Genres: Dance, Sound, Family

    Lab Theatre II

    The show is in tribute to María Elena Walsh, famoso composer from Argentina, who dedicated songs to children. The audience will interact with the performers, and will sing, play, dance, and have a magical experience. Best for ages 1-5.

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  • 1:15pm - 2:30pm

    NOC-TURNE

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Dance, Movement

    The Paul Sprenger Theatre

    A collection of contemporary dance works featuring an eclectic mix of ballet, ballroom and modern dance depicting fantastical scenes of romantic, comedic and dreamy characters.

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  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    NEXT

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Dance, Movement

    The Theresa and Jane Lang Theatre

    Come and have a unique cultural experience with GDC Artistic Director, Shu-Chen Cuff’s work ‘We, The Moon, The Sun’ - an Asian culturally influenced work combining Chinese Opera movements and modern dance and ‘200 Feet’ inspired by author Jack Canfield's teachings.

    ABOUT GIN DANCE COMPANY

    At Gin Dance Company, our Mission is to provide the opportunity and environment for artists to learn, grow, and express themselves in a safe and creative space and to expose new audiences as well as performing arts enthusiasts to refreshing and vitalizing productions by Artistic Director, Shu-Chen Cuff, that touch the soul through visual arts and movement … Enriching lives through dance.
    Watch Gin Dance Company here.

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  • 2:15pm - 3:15pm

    Man on Fire

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Film, Story

    Lab Theatre I

    Grand Saline, Texas, a town east of Dallas, has a history of racism, a history the community doesn’t talk about. This shroud of secrecy ended when one man self-immolated to protest their racism in 2014, shining a spotlight on the town’s dark past. Man on Fire untangles the pieces of this protest and questions the racism in Grand Saline today. Join us for a special talk back with the director of the film, Joel Fendelman.
     
    On Screen/In Person is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts.
       

    ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

    With roots in Miami, Austin, and New York City, Joel Fendelman has written, produced and directed a number of award-winning narrative and documentary films. Fendelman strives to embrace socially conscious stories that deal with religion, social class, minorities and communicates the underlying connection between us all. In 2011, Fendelman completed his first dramatic narrative feature, David, a coming of age story about identity and friendship between a Muslim and a Jewish boy in the ethnic neighborhoods of south Brooklyn. The film screened at the Rome and Montreal World Film Festival, which awarded the film its prestigious Ecumenical Prize, and at many other venues around the globe. His second narrative feature film, Remittance, which follows the story of a Filipino mother who travels to Singapore to work as a maid in order to bring a better life to her family back home, won many festival awards including Best Actress and Best Screenplay at the Brooklyn Film Festival and is currently being distributed worldwide. Last year, Fendelman’s short film Game Night, a film about aging and unfulfilled dreams, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and won Best Super Short at the Savannah Film Festival. Man on Fire is Fendelman’s third feature film.  

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  • 5:15pm - 6:15pm

    Border

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Dance, Movement

    Lab Theatre II

    Individuals describe career, racial, gender or ethnic barriers. The sound score incorporates first-person interviews with some new to this country, TASSC clients (Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition), and Americans marginalized by circumstance.

    ABOUT JANE FRANKLIN DANCE

    Jane Franklin received a MFA from The Ohio State University as a University Fellow and certification from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies. Jane Franklin’s choreography has been presented at multiple venues and festivals in the mid-Atlantic region and southwestern US and internationally in the UK and in Mexico. A recipient of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Creative Communities Award, Jane has developed innovative and collaborative projects combining dancers with the round wall skateboarding community, with a life size kinetic sculpture, with the architecture of a specific site, with dogs & owners, and with interactive live video and sound for numerous public art projects. Jane Franklin is a recipient of the American Association of University Women Elizabeth Campbell Award for the Advancement of the Arts in Arlington, Special Opportunity Awards from the City of Alexandria, and her video work Four Mile Run Footbridge was selected for PHOTO/VIDEO 13: Juried Mid-Atlantic Exhibition. Jane is Senior Dance Reviewer for DC Metro Theater Arts.
      Watch an excerpt of Border here.

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  • 8:30pm - 9:30pm

    Beyond

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Dance, Movement

    The Theresa and Jane Lang Theatre

    In DEVIATED THEATRE’s original dance opera ‘Beyond’, Luna the Astronaut discovers that getting lost (on Mars) is part of getting found.
     

    ABOUT DEVIATED THEATRE

    Husband and wife team, Kimmie Dobbs Chan and Enoch Chan, founded DEVIATED THEATRE in 2008. The pair utilizes a mix of dance, acting, and aerials to tell fantastical stories of other worlds in order to shed light on the human condition. Choreographer Kimmie Dobbs Chan’s movement, at times pedestrian and precise, resonates with Director Enoch Chan's enigmatic aesthetic to evoke powerful and even haunting imagery. The pair tours with a dozen performers for each original production and has performed nationally at venues including The Kennedy Center in D.C. and Ailey Citigroup Theater in New York. The team have received awards including the Individual Artists Award for Choreography from the Maryland State Arts Council (2014, 2011), Mark Ryder Original Chorography Grant (2012), and the John F. Kennedy Center Local Dance Commission (2011). Choreographer Kimmie Dobbs Chan was voted Audience Favorite at the 2013 Breaking Glass Project in New York, and the team were named Best Dance Company by the Washington City Paper in 2012. DEVIATED THEATRE is based in the Washington D.C./Baltimore Metro area.
     

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    Sunday, February 24, 2019

  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Nomad Pathways: Dance Across Time

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Dance, Movement

    The Paul Sprenger Theatre

    Enjoy a potpourri of dances with authentic cultural roots, incorporating modern aesthetics, conveying a message that the best values of traditional cultures can blend in today's world with concepts of freedom, equality, and self-actualization.

    ABOUT NOMAD DANCERS

    Nomad Dancers is a collective inspired by traditions of Central Asia, Middle East, India, and Turkey, traveling across borders and bridging cultures in search of the ultimate dance experience. Nomad Dancers proudly presents Persian, Afghan, Tajik, Azeri, Uzbek, Uighur, and Ottoman Turkish traditional folkloric dances, as well as Bollywood and Fusion choreographies, at cultural events, celebrations and festivals in the Washington DC metropolitan area and beyond. The individual Nomad Dancers' fascination and interests in the graceful, playful, colorful, and rich dance traditions from across this vast region, coupled with the dancers' myriad experiences and talents, have inspired a varied repertoire of dances and glorious costumes prepared by the Nomad Dancers themselves.
    Nomad Dancers was created in December 2008, and each of the individual dancers brings years of professional experience in various dance styles to the group. Nomads have performed at the White House, Washington DC's Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Istiklol Palace Theater in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, just to name a few. The collective is dedicated to bringing master teachers from around the world to help us refine our skills and craft our choreographies, better enabling us to bring diverse audiences together, and to spread cultural awareness of the region.
    Watch the Nomad Dancers perform at the White House here.

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  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Flo Anito

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Atlas Café & Concert Series | Genres: Music, Sound, Washington Post Cafe Concert Series

    Great Hall (Kogod Lobby+ Cafritz Promenade)

    Enjoy jazzy covers of beloved tunes from theatre and film.

    FREE
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Andrew Earle Simpson: The Adventures of Prince Achmed

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Film, Sound, Story

    Lab Theatre II

    The Adventures of Prince Achmed (German: Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) is a 1926 German animated fairytale film by Lotte Reiniger. It is the oldest surviving animated feature film. The silent film will be screened with live, original music by Andrew Earle Simpson. 

    ABOUT ANDREW EARLE SIMPSON

    Andrew Earle Simpson is Curator and Resident Musician for the Atlas Silent Film Series. A renowned and accomplished composer, conductor, and performer, he is the Resident Film Accompanist at the National Gallery of Art, and appears regularly at the Library of Congress, AFI Silver Theater, and many venues across the United States and abroad. He is Professor of Music at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America, where he teaches composition, music theory, and courses in film and music. Professor Simpson creates live, improvised scores as well as fully-composed scores to accompany silent films. The Atlas screenings feature live piano accompaniment, with scores designed to support and enhance the comic and dramatic elements of each film.

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  • 5:00pm - 6:15pm

    Bomba Pathways

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Music, Sound

    The Theresa and Jane Lang Theatre

    Each one of us holds a unique story on how we crossed paths with bomba. Join us as we perform Puerto Rican bomba… then write your own story.

    ABOUT SEMILLA CULTURAL

    Semilla Cultural is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is raising cultural awareness by teaching and performing the Puerto Rican musical genre of Bomba, as well as educating the community as to the historical events that shaped this music. They were founded in January 2014 with the goal of empowering the community through Afro-Puerto Rican music and dance. Semilla Cultural is composed by a group of volunteers that are united by their love and respect for Puerto Rican culture and who are committed to preserve and disseminate this legacy left by their ancestors with pride and respect.

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  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Free Cafe Concert: Hannah Jaye and the Hideaways

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Atlas Café & Concert Series | Genres: Sound, Washington Post Cafe Concert Series

    Great Hall (Kogod Lobby+ Cafritz Promenade)

    Part of the Washington Post Cafe Concert Series

    Free
    Performance starts at 6:30 PM
    Hannah Jaye and the Hideaways will perform a mix of original folk songs, and traditional old time, bluegrass, country, and folk cover songs. Their performance blends different instruments and vocal harmonies to add dynamic contrast to their songs. This performance is family friendly, and the audience is encouraged to sing and dance along.

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  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Dance ICONS Choreographic Institute: Through their Lens

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Dance, Movement

    The Paul Sprenger Theatre

    An evening comprised of 3 unique contemporary ballet and modern works which celebrate the rich and passionate voices of local choreographers Marie McNair, Truly Bennett and Therese Gahl.  Each artist will explore different facets and voices of society through the vehicle of bold contemporary ballet and modern works. The evening will be featuring local DC and VA dancers and CityDance Conservatory dancers.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k_xITZ0G8E&feature=youtu.be

    Part I. Shadowlark by Marie McNair

    Shadowlark, a contemporary ballet featuring dancers from City-Dance Conservatory. The dancers explore how they are affected by darkness and light.  What drives them to the light and what keeps them in the shadows? Is it fear, comfort, desire, or guilt? The destination is unknown but the journey is clear and in taking part the dancers discover new things and insightful about themselves

    Part II.  [de]Spite It All by Truly Bennett

    Bennett explores movement choices through a blend of Modern dance, performance art, and improvisational techniques. In her newest work, [de]Spite It All, Bennett explores the themes of dealing with societal pressure and labels, how those labels can impact our perception of self,  and how the decision to fight against the status quo can lead to a greater level of self-awareness and acceptance.

     Part II. Fixated by Therese Gahl

    Fixated, Therese Gahl’s newest work, featuring CityDance Conservatory Dancers, will explore and define the parallel emotionally and physically within the process of healing. Fixated encapsulates the different relationships created among the dancers and the parallel of both the emotional and medical demands that would be needed in order to find solutions within the human spirit.

    Suitable for all ages.

    ABOUT DANCE ICONS INSTITUTE The international Consortium for Advancement in Choreography is the International Choreographers’ Organization and Networking Services --- Dance ICONS, Inc. Our team, organization and headquarters are based in Washington, D.C., in the United States. Our cloud-based platform and digital communications reach thousands of choreographers globally. We are interested in hearing from you about your needs, goals and new ideas as a choreographer.
     
    Learn more about ICONS here.

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    Friday, March 1, 2019

  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Free Cafe Concert: Clara Delfina

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Atlas Café & Concert Series | Genres: Music, Sound, Washington Post Cafe Concert Series

    Great Hall (Kogod Lobby+ Cafritz Promenade)

    Clara Delfina is an Old-Time Country singer and multi-instrumentalist whose songwriting pulls inspiration from country heroes of the recent past while her instrumentation echos the sounds of deeply rooted folk traditions. Her sound has been compared to the likes of Hazel Dickens, Reeb Willms, Elizabeth Laprelle, and Gillian Welch, as she spans the genres of traditional folk, bluegrass, and country music. Having toured the UK and US, releasing her first solo album in 2018, the twenty-two year old is carving out a well deserved place in the rapidly evolving world of traditional music.

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  • 8:00pm - 9:00pm

    Singer-songwriter Emily Henry in Performance

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Music, Sound

    Lab Theatre I

    Songs function as tiny stories: told from the perspective of a fictional character, with feelings or events that often change from the beginning to the end of the song.

    ABOUT EMILY HENRY

    Emily Henry is a DC-area singer-songwriter who has been performing locally for over five years, playing her own personal brand of folk-influenced indie pop. Her unique picking style and strong lyrical background underlay the real showstopper: her powerful, sweet voice, which has been compared to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Patty Griffin, and Alison Krauss.
    Two years in the making, Henry's forthcoming EP "Matchsticks" will showcase that angelic strength while taking her music down a slightly darker, more mysterious road. The songs of "Matchsticks" unearth the complex emotions hidden inside stories both fictional and true, the spoken and the unspoken in the little moments and in the big, transformational turning points - all done with a light touch and a razor-sharp pop sensibility. Henry is currently planning an East Coast tour, to be announced soon.
    Hear Emily sing her song, "Strong" here.

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  • 8:00pm - 9:00pm

    Colors of the World

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Music, Sound

    Lab Theatre II

    Join Project Locréa for a unique sound experience from musical traditions around the world.
     

    ABOUT PROJECT LOCREA

    We are building a deeper human connection through music! Our mission is to celebrate our differences and put them together to create something beautiful.
     
    Listen to Project Locréa on Soundcloud here.

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  • 8:00pm - 9:00pm

    in CONCERT / Dances from Sweden and Israel

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Dance, Movement

    The Theresa and Jane Lang Theatre

    “WHO LET THE DOGS OUT,” by Swedish Choreographer Lidia Wos is a provocative look as social order and disorder. "ALMA" by Israeli choreographer Rachel Erdos is a metaphor for knowledge and desire.
     

    ABOUT COMPANY | E

    A contemporary dance company focused on international collaborations, filmmaking, education and interdisciplinary art, Company E is based in Washington, DC, but makes its home around the world. Founded in June 2011 on the steps of Machu Picchu, Peru, Company | E fosters its mission of Cultural Diplomacy in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, Foreign Missions to Washington and artists around the globe. The five year old troupe celebrates the power of dance and music, film and narrative to create world-class art and to bring together people who might otherwise never meet.
     
    Watch the video trailer for the show here.

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  • 8:00pm - 9:15pm

    Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Jazz, Music, Sound

    The Paul Sprenger Theatre

    Charenee’s current album, Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson, is a powerful re-interpretation of the poet’s musical library. Jazz Wise Magazine has called the album “an emotional engagement with the material that renders every word believable.” Wade gives ample evidence on this remarkable recording to why she is one of the most exciting, distinctive and bold musical talents on the rise today.
       
    This engagement of Charenee Wade is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
     

    ABOUT CHARENEE WADE

    Charenee Wade is not one to hold back or let fear stand in her way. The first artist ever to enter two Thelonious Monk Vocal competitions, she walked away from the second one in 2010 with instant buzz and second place to her new friend Cecilé McLorin Salvant. Now is the time for Wade’s star to rise. Known for expert vocal improvisational ability and her seriously swinging groove, Wade evokes a classic jazz sound akin to Betty Carter and Sarah Vaughan, two of her musical touchstones. With her Motéma debut, Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson (June 23), she pays tribute to another inspiration, the socially conscious poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron, and confirms that she too plans to use her artist platform thoughtfully.
    Hear Charenee here.

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    Saturday, March 2, 2019

  • 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Family Fun Days: Artspace Activation at Creation Station

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Family Fun Days | Genres: Family

    Great Hall (Kogod Lobby+ Cafritz Promenade)

    The Creation Station is open February 23 from 10:00-12:00 PM + March 2 from 10:00-12:00 PM.
    People of all ages can stop by to do a kid-friendly craft for our community art installation.

    Free
  • 10:00am

    Mr. Skip

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Family Fun Days | Genres: Family, Washington Post Cafe Concert Series

    Great Hall (Kogod Lobby+ Cafritz Promenade)

    Part of the Washington Post Cafe Concert Series
    Free
    Performance starts at 10:00 AM
    Join us in the Great Hall for all of your favorite sing-along songs for kids and their grown-up friends.
     

    FREE
  • 10:30am - 11:30am

    Dress Up Day

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Family Fun Days | Genres: Sound, Family, Story

    Lab Theatre II

    In Dress Up Day: The Musical, a spunky first-grader and her classmates explore their individuality in order to find the perfect costume for their school dress up day. Best for ages 4-10.

    ABOUT MONUMENTAL THEATRE COMPANY

    Monumental Theatre Company seeks to connect emerging artists, specifically those of the millennial generation, with the larger community by giving them a platform from which to promote their work to the public. In 2018, Monumental received The John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company at The Helen Hayes Awards.

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  • 11:30am - 12:15pm

    Instastory

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Youth Summit | Genres: Movement, Family

    The Theresa and Jane Lang Theatre

    “Instastory” explores how youth discover identity and purpose in a society obsessed with "likes" and "followers". During this full length showcase, students will share personal stories of struggle and triumph which reveal that the most defining "like" is the one they give themselves. ABOUT

    ELEMENTS DANCE COMPANY

    Elements Dance Company, a Pre-Professional Urban Dance Training Program for dancers ages 9-18, seeks to create a supportive and challenging community where dancers can expand their knowledge and skill in urban dance, while building self-worth, passion, talent, and work ethic.

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  • 11:30am - 12:30pm

    Duke Ellington's Neighborhood

    | Series: Youth Summit | Genres: Sound

    The Paul Sprenger Theatre

    Take your family on an interactive journey through Duke Ellington’s DC! From U Street and the Howard Theatre to Anacostia — Kids groove along with singers and a live jazz trio to discover how a local hero influenced the Harlem Renaissance, helped shape the cultural history of D.C., and became an international star.  

    ABOUT THE IN SERIES

    We work with D.C. artists and communities to create innovative theater grounded in opera and song. We reimagine these forms, folding in an expanding range of aesthetic and cultural traditions. We are committed to excellence, creativity, and accessibility to our shared, multifaceted musical heritage, as exemplified by our regular Latinx cultural programs.

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  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    VAMP/DYRS Youth Project

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Family Fun Days, Youth Summit | Genres: Movement, Family, Story

    Lab Theatre II

    VAMP Youth theatre will be a collaboration with the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Service and Figure 8 to create an original theater piece.

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  • 1:45pm - 2:45pm

    Sitar Arts Center

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Youth Summit | Genres: Film, Story

    The Paul Sprenger Theatre

    The Youth Documentary Program at Sitar Arts Center (in partnership with Meridian Hill Pictures) offers promising young people the opportunity to find their creative voice and build vital leadership skills through documentary film making by producing nonfiction films that speak to the relevant issues in their lives and local communities. In this trio of films: Life As A CollageDoing It For Me; and I Am, We Are; these DC youth (ages 10 – 18) investigate the complexities of: terminal illness & collage art;  high school dropout pressures; and the feelings of social difference & belonging.

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  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    City at Peace

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Youth Summit | Genres: Movement, Sound, Family, Story

    Lab Theatre I

    A performance by City at Peace members inspired by the group\'s mission to use performing arts to explore conflict resolution, personal storytelling, empathy, understanding and leadership.
     

    ABOUT CITY AT PEACE

    City at Peace is a youth development program for teens and young adults ages 14-24, which provides a safe, collaborative and nurturing space outside of school and other environments where they can examine issues and conditions that divide them. City at Peace is rooted in social justice and uses performing arts as a learning tool to develop skills in dance, theatre, voice and stage production, as well as skills in conflict resolution, personal storytelling, empathy, understanding, and leadership. The program is directed by Sandi Holloway at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.

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  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    City at Peace

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Youth Summit | Genres: Movement, Sound, Family, Story

    Lab Theatre I

    A performance by City at Peace members inspired by the group\'s mission to use performing arts to explore conflict resolution, personal storytelling, empathy, understanding and leadership.
     

    ABOUT CITY AT PEACE

    City at Peace is a youth development program for teens and young adults ages 14-24, which provides a safe, collaborative and nurturing space outside of school and other environments where they can examine issues and conditions that divide them. City at Peace is rooted in social justice and uses performing arts as a learning tool to develop skills in dance, theatre, voice and stage production, as well as skills in conflict resolution, personal storytelling, empathy, understanding, and leadership. The program is directed by Sandi Holloway at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.

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  • 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Griot Girls Ensemble

    | Series: Youth Summit | Genres: Movement, Music, Sound, Story

    Lab Theatre II

    This devised Hip-Hop theatre piece features original rap, poetry and drama from the Griot Girls of FRESHH Inc.

    ABOUT FRESHH INC

    FRESHH Inc Theatre Company is a new theatre company committed to celebrating and cultivating the voices of Black Women and girls in theatre. FRESHH started as a student organization on the campus of Howard University in 20001. In its time on campus it served as a safe haven for sisters interested in discussing the current state Black womaness in and out of hip-hop. Empowering hundreds of female students, politically artistically and socially, FRESHH was incorporated in 2004 to serve a similar purpose nationwide. Using the experiences and structure from its collegiate roots, FRESHH began serving girls ages 8-17 in Southeast, Washington DC. In 2011 FRESHH began serving girls in a hip-hop rites of passage program. In the next year, FRESHH began its Power of the Pen Summer Youth Employment Program. After year 2 of Power of the Pen, The girls involved continued performing year round forming the Griot Girls, a mentoring program for girls in Hip-Hop Theatre. The women who showed up to enroll their daughters, volunteer as teaching artists, and sell out shows with the Griot Girls, soon became the inspiration for the evolution of FRESHH Inc as a theatre company. In 2015, FRESHH Inc expanded its mission to include serving Black women as well as girls and adding producing the work of Black women in theatre to its mission.

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    Youth Summit Showcase

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Youth Summit | Genres: Movement, Sound, Family, Story

    The Paul Sprenger Theatre

    An evening showcase celebrating the best of youth performance in the DMV, hosted by Atlas' City at Peace program.

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  • 8:30pm - 9:45pm

    "Flamenco y Más" (Flamenco and More)

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Movement, Sound

    The Theresa and Jane Lang Theatre

    The showcases flamenco dance, music and song alongside Indian Kathak and Mexican Folkloriko. Bringing together three World and percussive dances for and evening of Flamenco y Más (more).

    ABOUT FURIA FLAMENCA

    Furia Flamenca has performed in some of the most prestigious venues throughout the DC Metro area including the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage and Terrace Theater, Lincoln Theatre, National Theatre, Wolf Trap, Baltimore Lyric Opera House, Publick Playhouse, and Alden Theatre, to name a few. The company is regularly invited to perform at Happenings at Harmon Hall and regularly performs at some of the biggest Metro DC festivals, such as the Washington Folk Festival, INTERSECTIONS: A New America Arts Festival, Cherry Blossom Festival, Dance DC Festival, Velocity DC, Taste of Bethesda, and the annual Washington, DC’s Feria de Sevilla.
    The company’s choreographies have been selected to participate in the areas most prestigious choreographer’s showcases including Dance Bethesda, World Dance Showcase, and Dance Place’s New Releases Choreographer’s Showcase. Their performances and productions have been recognized as some of the best in the DC Metro area with two Metro DC Dance awards in 2009 and five finalist nominations in 2012. The company is a Legacy Resident Company with the Joy of Motion Dance Center.
    Watch them here.

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    Proud Outcasts: Journey of the Gypsy Soul

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Dance, Movement

    The Paul Sprenger Theatre

    Ancient Rhythms Dance Company presents a rich offering of gypsy lore, expressed through dance and music that conveys the proud resilience of a people who tenaciously hold on to their way of life.  Artistic Director Karen McLane draws inspiration from her father Merrill McLane's book Proud Outcasts, about the gypsies of Guadix, Spain who invited him into the heart of their community. This multimedia performance is an artistic exploration of the nomadic journey of the gypsies from India to the West.
    Wherever they roamed, through every era, they always had the dance...free, spontaneous, and alive!

    ABOUT ANCIENT RHYTHMS

    Ancient Rhythms is a professional world-fusion dance company based in Washington DC. Their repertory draws its main inspiration from Middle Eastern music and movement, and is heavily influenced by Flamenco and modern dance, among other styles. Under the guidance of Artistic Director Karen McLane, Ancient Rhythms aims to bring joy to all audiences by presenting aesthetically rich, theatrical, and thought-provoking dance performances. Ancient Rhythms is a company-in-residence at Seber Method Academy, and is a recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities grant for their production of “The Oasis…An Arabian Fairytale.” They are committed to promoting cross-cultural appreciation as well as improving the lives of women and children globally, performing frequently at benefits for groups such as Aid Afghanistan and School of Hope.

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    Sunday, March 3, 2019

  • 2:30pm - 3:45pm

    Fluid

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Dance, Movement

    The Paul Sprenger Theatre

    Fluid is an evening work inspired by physical theater, Afro-modern dance, presented through contemporary ballet. Fluid is performed to the music of Ezio Bosso and is centered around a cast of strangers, examining human emotion through the life trials of trust, lost, betrayal and love.
     

    ABOUT DISSONANCE DANCE THEATRE

    Dissoance Dance Theatre is the Resident Ballet of Ngoma Center for Dance. Named “One of the 11 small-but-mighty dance companies outside of LA and NYC” by Dance Spirit Magazine, Dissonance Dance Theatre is a Washington, DC-based professional dance company founded in 2007 by Shawn Short. Since its inception, Dissonance Dance Theatre has performed for local and national audiences on the east coast and in the mid-west states.
    Starting as a project of dear friends, Dissonance has grown to house artists from across the US and beyond. A contemporary ballet that blends “classic” modern styles such as Horton, Graham, Limon with nuances of classical ballet, Dissonance is becoming known for its theatrical presence and exceptional artistry.
    Evoking emotional experiences in the audiences we touch, Dissonance’s cutting-edge repertoire features works that are socially and visually appealing to audiences while remaining true to its mission; challenging audience’s assumptions about the human experience through dance.
    Watch Dissonance Dance Theatre at their 2018-2019 company photo shoot here.

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  • 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Poetic Justice

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Story

    Lab Theatre II

    This is a poetic journey on how poets and song writers have been in the forefront, describing the world around them.

    ABOUT KIM B MILLER

    Kim is a native New Yorker, born in Brooklyn. Her family later moved to Long Island, NY. Kim went to college at Rochester Institute of Technology where she graduated with a BS in Business Administration. In 2017 she got an AAS in Information Technology at Northern Virginia Community College. She remained in NY until moving to the DMV area. She is married and has 4 children.
    Hear Kim B. Miller here.

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  • 5:15pm - 6:30pm

    Free Cafe Concert: Not What Youth Think

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Atlas Café & Concert Series | Genres: Music, Sound, Washington Post Cafe Concert Series

    Great Hall (Kogod Lobby+ Cafritz Promenade)

    Not What You Think is an a cappella ensemble performing pop, light jazz, and folk, and was originally affiliated with the Lesbian & Gay Chorus of DC. The members share a core belief that, as gay men and lesbians singing together, they have an opportunity and responsibility to effect change and to open hearts and minds. Not What You Think works for equality and social justice through song and humor, and hopes for the day our music can reflect a world at peace.

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  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    Leather, Sand, Metal: An Audible Exploration of Tap Dance

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Dance, Movement

    The Theresa and Jane Lang Theatre

    Utilizing various mediums that play with the ear, tap dance is heard through leather-soled shoes, metal taps, bare feet, body music, and sand dancing in this exploration of the art as percussion.

    ABOUT CAPITOL TAP AND DISTRICT TAP

    Capitol Tap and District Tap are cultivating tap’s next generation of musicians, dancers, technicians, historians, improvisors, performers, and educators of all ages.  With a repertoire including historical works from Bojangles, Eddie Brown, and Buster Brown to contemporary works from Michelle Dorrance, Caleb Teicher, and Heather Cornell, they’ve collaborated with a 50-piece orchestra in an evening-length program, garnered two award nominations their first season, and were chosen by Capital One Small Business for a marketing campaign with an online ad and multi-week print inserts in The Washington Post.  They’ve been co-presented by Dance Place in Washington, DC with two evening-length productions, and they have been invited again to be co-presented for their 2018-2019 season.  Ensemble members have been awarded merit-based scholarships, booked for professional gigs and tours, and selected for the prestigious School at Jacob’s Pillow for tap.  Directors Lisa Swenton-Eppard and Baakari Wilder.  www.capitoltap.com
    See Capitol Tap here.
     
    Photo credit: Stephanie Vadala
     

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  • 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Heard It Through the Grapevine: Motown Moments Tribute

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Music, Sound, Story

    The Paul Sprenger Theatre

    A dynamic, talent-filled, 2-act production with a unique storyline that looks at Berry Gordy, Motown mogul, as he contemplates selling Motown to MCA in 1988.
     

    AN INTERVIEW WITH THE ARTISTS

    excerpts from CultureSpotMC
    “We just want to show all the different levels of family that it took to create the Motown machine that we all know and love,” she added. “We go through that journey.”
    That journey features the very best of Motown — The Temptations, The Supremes, Martha Reeves, Mary Wells, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell — and goes beyond the music to capture this key chapter in American cultural history.
    “Everything is based on facts,” said Kashi-Tara. “We may embellish it to make it more theatrical, but we’re not saying anything that’s not true. Some of the dialogue is from the artists themselves.”
    And the music, of course, is legendary. The performances feature a live band — keyboard, bass, guitar and drums — and use snippets of some songs as transition music while fully featuring others. The objective is to inspire the audience and provoke their Motown memories.

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  • Lab Theatre II
    The Paul Sprenger Theatre
    Great Hall (Kogod Lobby+ Cafritz Promenade)
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Signature Events, Washington Post Cafe Concert Series

    Great Hall (Kogod Lobby+ Cafritz Promenade)

    The Washington Post Intersections Launch Party February 21 from 6:30-8:00 PM.

    Kick-off the 10th Annual Intersections Festival with us at The Washington Post launch party! The cafe will be open plus we'll have light bites and sips from 6:30pm - 7:30pm. Listen to Matthew Mills, named one of the 50 fastest guitarists in the world, at the cafe concert plus experience an Immersive Quilt at the Artspace Activation presented by Cultural DC.
    Then, stay to see our kick-off concert by Moveius Contemporary Ballet. All tickets are on sale now.

    ABOUT MATTHEW MILLS

    Hailing from Southern Maryland, guitarist Matthew Mills began playing guitar at the age of fifteen after being blown away by Yngwie Malmsteen’s “Trilogy” album.  Taking guitar very seriously, Matthew began practicing as much as 6 to 8 hours a day while listening to Malmsteen, Vinnie Moore, Jason Becker, Tony MacAlpine, Joe Stump Al Di Meola, and George Bellas. In 2008, Matthew was voted as one the 50 fastest guitarists of all time by the July 2008 Guitar World Magazine. Matthew also has been endorsed by Schecter Guitar Research and conducted guitar seminars for the company regionally showing guitarist innovative ways of performing advanced arpeggio sequences. Matthew has released seven solo albums including Matthew Mills “Neoclassical Rock Guitar”, Matthew Mills “Neoclassical Rock Guitar Part 2”, Matthew Mills “Neoclassical Spirit", and Matthew Mills “The Neoclassical Journey”.

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  • The Theresa and Jane Lang Theatre
  • 8:00pm - 9:00pm

    Rite of Spring, Crash of Fall + Glacier

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Dance, Movement

    The Theresa and Jane Lang Theatre

    GLACIER: A Climate Change Ballet, directed by DC-based climate change policy expert and dance professional Diana Movius. GLACIER unveils a world affected by climate change by placing a changing Arctic environment in front of the audience. RITE OF SPRING, CRASH OF FALL: combines the iconic Rite of Spring score and storyline with anniversary of the financial collapse to probe themes of power, accountability, and collective action.

    ABOUT MOVEIUS CONTEMPORARY DANCE

    Contemporary Ballet’s mission is to catalyze new choreography in the National Capital area, and to increase opportunities for dancers, audiences, and students to meaningfully experience dance and the performing arts. To achieve this mission, we manage BOTH 1) an innovative dance performance company and 2) a trailblazing facility with its own artistic and community programming, the Dance Loft on 14.

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  • Lab Theatre I
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  • Lab Theatre II
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    Unveiling the Mystery of Musical Improvisation

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Music, Sound

    Lab Theatre II

    Ney Mello and Elizabeth Louie will engage the audience in an interactive performance on guitar and piano, where they will improvise music with audience participation.

    ABOUT NEY MELLO

    Ney has contributed his guitar solo magic to #1 hit songs in the USA. Ney would also like to record guitar parts and solos on your original song. He is also a globally recognized as an inspirational producer with top studio recording skills. Ney collaborates from his private studio with artists anywhere in the world, in the following genres: Jazz, Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, Classical, fusion, Bossa Nova.
    Watch Ney Mello on PBS here.

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  • The Paul Sprenger Theatre
  • 8:15pm - 9:15pm

    TolumiDE: Suya Soul Music!

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Sound

    The Paul Sprenger Theatre

    Nigerian vocalist and songwriter TolumiDE compliments soul music with her African heritage exploring themes of life, love and inspiration using bilingual lyrics and dynamic rhythms.

    ABOUT TOLUMIDE

    Born in Toronto and raised in Lagos, TolumiDE moved to back to Canada at the age of 18 and became immersed in all forms of the creative arts while studying Fine Art at York University and singing with an all female reggae band. Shortly after moving to the United States to pursue a career in graphic design, TolumiDE solo performances began to bubble at open mics, festivals and weddings. She quickly garnered a following for her sweet vocal presence and intimate songwriting. She compliments soul music with a fusion of her Nigerian heritage and explores themes of life, love, laughter and inspiration with mainly English lyrics and a touch of African spice in form of rhythm and native Yorùbá language.
    Watch her recent music video here.

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  • Great Hall (Kogod Lobby+ Cafritz Promenade)
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Benjamin Gates

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Atlas Café & Concert Series | Genres: Sound, Washington Post Cafe Concert Series

    Great Hall (Kogod Lobby+ Cafritz Promenade)

      A solo performance by up-and-coming cellist and composer, Benjamin Gates. Gates effortlessly mixes his classical vibe with modern R&B and pop songs. See if you can name the songs he plays!

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  • The Theresa and Jane Lang Theatre
    Lab Theatre I
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  • Lab Theatre II
  • 9:30am - 10:15am

    Adventures in Arden

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Family Fun Days | Genres: Family, Story

    Lab Theatre II

    Adventures in Arden, an interactive puppet show based on Shakespeare’s As You Like It, includes live and recorded music and a workshop that encourages imagination. Best for ages 4-10.

    ABOUT SHAKESPEARE FOR THE YOUNG

    Shakespeare for the Young was designed by Annie Houston, Cam Magee and Dawn Thomas to bring Shakespeare to young audiences. The target ages are 2-8. Shakespeare for the Young has chosen the medium of puppetry in combination with the artists voices to present to children the stories and poetry of Shakespeare.
    "My granddaughter and I really enjoyed the show and she has been talking about it since as well as making fairy puppets out of paper." Barbara Keeling, Teacher

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  • 11:00am - 11:45am

    Baby Beats! with Max and Root

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Family Fun Days | Genres: Music, Sound, Family, Story

    Lab Theatre II

    2 Beat Boxing Dads making music and songs the whole family can enjoy! Best for ages 0-8.
    Read an interview with the beat boxing dads here.

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  • 1:00pm - 1:45pm

    A Cantar y Bailar/Let’s Sing and Dance

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Family Fun Days | Genres: Dance, Sound, Family

    Lab Theatre II

    The show is in tribute to María Elena Walsh, famoso composer from Argentina, who dedicated songs to children. The audience will interact with the performers, and will sing, play, dance, and have a magical experience. Best for ages 1-5.

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  • 5:15pm - 6:15pm

    Border

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Dance, Movement

    Lab Theatre II

    Individuals describe career, racial, gender or ethnic barriers. The sound score incorporates first-person interviews with some new to this country, TASSC clients (Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition), and Americans marginalized by circumstance.

    ABOUT JANE FRANKLIN DANCE

    Jane Franklin received a MFA from The Ohio State University as a University Fellow and certification from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies. Jane Franklin’s choreography has been presented at multiple venues and festivals in the mid-Atlantic region and southwestern US and internationally in the UK and in Mexico. A recipient of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Creative Communities Award, Jane has developed innovative and collaborative projects combining dancers with the round wall skateboarding community, with a life size kinetic sculpture, with the architecture of a specific site, with dogs & owners, and with interactive live video and sound for numerous public art projects. Jane Franklin is a recipient of the American Association of University Women Elizabeth Campbell Award for the Advancement of the Arts in Arlington, Special Opportunity Awards from the City of Alexandria, and her video work Four Mile Run Footbridge was selected for PHOTO/VIDEO 13: Juried Mid-Atlantic Exhibition. Jane is Senior Dance Reviewer for DC Metro Theater Arts.
      Watch an excerpt of Border here.

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  • The Paul Sprenger Theatre
  • 1:15pm - 2:30pm

    NOC-TURNE

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Dance, Movement

    The Paul Sprenger Theatre

    A collection of contemporary dance works featuring an eclectic mix of ballet, ballroom and modern dance depicting fantastical scenes of romantic, comedic and dreamy characters.

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  • Great Hall (Kogod Lobby+ Cafritz Promenade)
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Family Fun Days: Artspace Activation at Creation Station

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Family Fun Days | Genres: Family

    Great Hall (Kogod Lobby+ Cafritz Promenade)

    The Creation Station is open February 23 from 10:00-12:00 PM + March 2 from 10:00-12:00 PM.
    People of all ages can stop by to do a kid-friendly craft for our community art installation.

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  • 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Culture Queen

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Family Fun Days, Atlas Café & Concert Series | Genres: Family, Washington Post Cafe Concert Series

    Great Hall (Kogod Lobby+ Cafritz Promenade)

    Part of the Free Washington Post Cafe Concert Series The little ones will be inspired and entertained by the Culture Queen and her rich storytelling and self-affirming songs.

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  • The Theresa and Jane Lang Theatre
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    NEXT

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Dance, Movement

    The Theresa and Jane Lang Theatre

    Come and have a unique cultural experience with GDC Artistic Director, Shu-Chen Cuff’s work ‘We, The Moon, The Sun’ - an Asian culturally influenced work combining Chinese Opera movements and modern dance and ‘200 Feet’ inspired by author Jack Canfield's teachings.

    ABOUT GIN DANCE COMPANY

    At Gin Dance Company, our Mission is to provide the opportunity and environment for artists to learn, grow, and express themselves in a safe and creative space and to expose new audiences as well as performing arts enthusiasts to refreshing and vitalizing productions by Artistic Director, Shu-Chen Cuff, that touch the soul through visual arts and movement … Enriching lives through dance.
    Watch Gin Dance Company here.

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    Beyond

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Dance, Movement

    The Theresa and Jane Lang Theatre

    In DEVIATED THEATRE’s original dance opera ‘Beyond’, Luna the Astronaut discovers that getting lost (on Mars) is part of getting found.
     

    ABOUT DEVIATED THEATRE

    Husband and wife team, Kimmie Dobbs Chan and Enoch Chan, founded DEVIATED THEATRE in 2008. The pair utilizes a mix of dance, acting, and aerials to tell fantastical stories of other worlds in order to shed light on the human condition. Choreographer Kimmie Dobbs Chan’s movement, at times pedestrian and precise, resonates with Director Enoch Chan's enigmatic aesthetic to evoke powerful and even haunting imagery. The pair tours with a dozen performers for each original production and has performed nationally at venues including The Kennedy Center in D.C. and Ailey Citigroup Theater in New York. The team have received awards including the Individual Artists Award for Choreography from the Maryland State Arts Council (2014, 2011), Mark Ryder Original Chorography Grant (2012), and the John F. Kennedy Center Local Dance Commission (2011). Choreographer Kimmie Dobbs Chan was voted Audience Favorite at the 2013 Breaking Glass Project in New York, and the team were named Best Dance Company by the Washington City Paper in 2012. DEVIATED THEATRE is based in the Washington D.C./Baltimore Metro area.
     

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  • Lab Theatre I
  • 2:15pm - 3:15pm

    Man on Fire

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Film, Story

    Lab Theatre I

    Grand Saline, Texas, a town east of Dallas, has a history of racism, a history the community doesn’t talk about. This shroud of secrecy ended when one man self-immolated to protest their racism in 2014, shining a spotlight on the town’s dark past. Man on Fire untangles the pieces of this protest and questions the racism in Grand Saline today. Join us for a special talk back with the director of the film, Joel Fendelman.
     
    On Screen/In Person is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts.
       

    ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

    With roots in Miami, Austin, and New York City, Joel Fendelman has written, produced and directed a number of award-winning narrative and documentary films. Fendelman strives to embrace socially conscious stories that deal with religion, social class, minorities and communicates the underlying connection between us all. In 2011, Fendelman completed his first dramatic narrative feature, David, a coming of age story about identity and friendship between a Muslim and a Jewish boy in the ethnic neighborhoods of south Brooklyn. The film screened at the Rome and Montreal World Film Festival, which awarded the film its prestigious Ecumenical Prize, and at many other venues around the globe. His second narrative feature film, Remittance, which follows the story of a Filipino mother who travels to Singapore to work as a maid in order to bring a better life to her family back home, won many festival awards including Best Actress and Best Screenplay at the Brooklyn Film Festival and is currently being distributed worldwide. Last year, Fendelman’s short film Game Night, a film about aging and unfulfilled dreams, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and won Best Super Short at the Savannah Film Festival. Man on Fire is Fendelman’s third feature film.  

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    Andrew Earle Simpson: The Adventures of Prince Achmed

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Film, Sound, Story

    Lab Theatre II

    The Adventures of Prince Achmed (German: Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) is a 1926 German animated fairytale film by Lotte Reiniger. It is the oldest surviving animated feature film. The silent film will be screened with live, original music by Andrew Earle Simpson. 

    ABOUT ANDREW EARLE SIMPSON

    Andrew Earle Simpson is Curator and Resident Musician for the Atlas Silent Film Series. A renowned and accomplished composer, conductor, and performer, he is the Resident Film Accompanist at the National Gallery of Art, and appears regularly at the Library of Congress, AFI Silver Theater, and many venues across the United States and abroad. He is Professor of Music at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America, where he teaches composition, music theory, and courses in film and music. Professor Simpson creates live, improvised scores as well as fully-composed scores to accompany silent films. The Atlas screenings feature live piano accompaniment, with scores designed to support and enhance the comic and dramatic elements of each film.

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  • The Paul Sprenger Theatre
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Nomad Pathways: Dance Across Time

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Dance, Movement

    The Paul Sprenger Theatre

    Enjoy a potpourri of dances with authentic cultural roots, incorporating modern aesthetics, conveying a message that the best values of traditional cultures can blend in today's world with concepts of freedom, equality, and self-actualization.

    ABOUT NOMAD DANCERS

    Nomad Dancers is a collective inspired by traditions of Central Asia, Middle East, India, and Turkey, traveling across borders and bridging cultures in search of the ultimate dance experience. Nomad Dancers proudly presents Persian, Afghan, Tajik, Azeri, Uzbek, Uighur, and Ottoman Turkish traditional folkloric dances, as well as Bollywood and Fusion choreographies, at cultural events, celebrations and festivals in the Washington DC metropolitan area and beyond. The individual Nomad Dancers' fascination and interests in the graceful, playful, colorful, and rich dance traditions from across this vast region, coupled with the dancers' myriad experiences and talents, have inspired a varied repertoire of dances and glorious costumes prepared by the Nomad Dancers themselves.
    Nomad Dancers was created in December 2008, and each of the individual dancers brings years of professional experience in various dance styles to the group. Nomads have performed at the White House, Washington DC's Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Istiklol Palace Theater in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, just to name a few. The collective is dedicated to bringing master teachers from around the world to help us refine our skills and craft our choreographies, better enabling us to bring diverse audiences together, and to spread cultural awareness of the region.
    Watch the Nomad Dancers perform at the White House here.

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    Dance ICONS Choreographic Institute: Through their Lens

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Dance, Movement

    The Paul Sprenger Theatre

    An evening comprised of 3 unique contemporary ballet and modern works which celebrate the rich and passionate voices of local choreographers Marie McNair, Truly Bennett and Therese Gahl.  Each artist will explore different facets and voices of society through the vehicle of bold contemporary ballet and modern works. The evening will be featuring local DC and VA dancers and CityDance Conservatory dancers.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k_xITZ0G8E&feature=youtu.be

    Part I. Shadowlark by Marie McNair

    Shadowlark, a contemporary ballet featuring dancers from City-Dance Conservatory. The dancers explore how they are affected by darkness and light.  What drives them to the light and what keeps them in the shadows? Is it fear, comfort, desire, or guilt? The destination is unknown but the journey is clear and in taking part the dancers discover new things and insightful about themselves

    Part II.  [de]Spite It All by Truly Bennett

    Bennett explores movement choices through a blend of Modern dance, performance art, and improvisational techniques. In her newest work, [de]Spite It All, Bennett explores the themes of dealing with societal pressure and labels, how those labels can impact our perception of self,  and how the decision to fight against the status quo can lead to a greater level of self-awareness and acceptance.

     Part II. Fixated by Therese Gahl

    Fixated, Therese Gahl’s newest work, featuring CityDance Conservatory Dancers, will explore and define the parallel emotionally and physically within the process of healing. Fixated encapsulates the different relationships created among the dancers and the parallel of both the emotional and medical demands that would be needed in order to find solutions within the human spirit.

    Suitable for all ages.

    ABOUT DANCE ICONS INSTITUTE The international Consortium for Advancement in Choreography is the International Choreographers’ Organization and Networking Services --- Dance ICONS, Inc. Our team, organization and headquarters are based in Washington, D.C., in the United States. Our cloud-based platform and digital communications reach thousands of choreographers globally. We are interested in hearing from you about your needs, goals and new ideas as a choreographer.
     
    Learn more about ICONS here.

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  • Great Hall (Kogod Lobby+ Cafritz Promenade)
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Flo Anito

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Atlas Café & Concert Series | Genres: Music, Sound, Washington Post Cafe Concert Series

    Great Hall (Kogod Lobby+ Cafritz Promenade)

    Enjoy jazzy covers of beloved tunes from theatre and film.

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    Free Cafe Concert: Hannah Jaye and the Hideaways

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Atlas Café & Concert Series | Genres: Sound, Washington Post Cafe Concert Series

    Great Hall (Kogod Lobby+ Cafritz Promenade)

    Part of the Washington Post Cafe Concert Series

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    Performance starts at 6:30 PM
    Hannah Jaye and the Hideaways will perform a mix of original folk songs, and traditional old time, bluegrass, country, and folk cover songs. Their performance blends different instruments and vocal harmonies to add dynamic contrast to their songs. This performance is family friendly, and the audience is encouraged to sing and dance along.

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    Bomba Pathways

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Music, Sound

    The Theresa and Jane Lang Theatre

    Each one of us holds a unique story on how we crossed paths with bomba. Join us as we perform Puerto Rican bomba… then write your own story.

    ABOUT SEMILLA CULTURAL

    Semilla Cultural is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is raising cultural awareness by teaching and performing the Puerto Rican musical genre of Bomba, as well as educating the community as to the historical events that shaped this music. They were founded in January 2014 with the goal of empowering the community through Afro-Puerto Rican music and dance. Semilla Cultural is composed by a group of volunteers that are united by their love and respect for Puerto Rican culture and who are committed to preserve and disseminate this legacy left by their ancestors with pride and respect.

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  • Lab Theatre I
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  • Lab Theatre II
  • 8:00pm - 9:00pm

    Colors of the World

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Music, Sound

    Lab Theatre II

    Join Project Locréa for a unique sound experience from musical traditions around the world.
     

    ABOUT PROJECT LOCREA

    We are building a deeper human connection through music! Our mission is to celebrate our differences and put them together to create something beautiful.
     
    Listen to Project Locréa on Soundcloud here.

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  • The Paul Sprenger Theatre
  • 8:00pm - 9:15pm

    Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Jazz, Music, Sound

    The Paul Sprenger Theatre

    Charenee’s current album, Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson, is a powerful re-interpretation of the poet’s musical library. Jazz Wise Magazine has called the album “an emotional engagement with the material that renders every word believable.” Wade gives ample evidence on this remarkable recording to why she is one of the most exciting, distinctive and bold musical talents on the rise today.
       
    This engagement of Charenee Wade is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
     

    ABOUT CHARENEE WADE

    Charenee Wade is not one to hold back or let fear stand in her way. The first artist ever to enter two Thelonious Monk Vocal competitions, she walked away from the second one in 2010 with instant buzz and second place to her new friend Cecilé McLorin Salvant. Now is the time for Wade’s star to rise. Known for expert vocal improvisational ability and her seriously swinging groove, Wade evokes a classic jazz sound akin to Betty Carter and Sarah Vaughan, two of her musical touchstones. With her Motéma debut, Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson (June 23), she pays tribute to another inspiration, the socially conscious poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron, and confirms that she too plans to use her artist platform thoughtfully.
    Hear Charenee here.

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  • Great Hall (Kogod Lobby+ Cafritz Promenade)
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Free Cafe Concert: Clara Delfina

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Atlas Café & Concert Series | Genres: Music, Sound, Washington Post Cafe Concert Series

    Great Hall (Kogod Lobby+ Cafritz Promenade)

    Clara Delfina is an Old-Time Country singer and multi-instrumentalist whose songwriting pulls inspiration from country heroes of the recent past while her instrumentation echos the sounds of deeply rooted folk traditions. Her sound has been compared to the likes of Hazel Dickens, Reeb Willms, Elizabeth Laprelle, and Gillian Welch, as she spans the genres of traditional folk, bluegrass, and country music. Having toured the UK and US, releasing her first solo album in 2018, the twenty-two year old is carving out a well deserved place in the rapidly evolving world of traditional music.

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  • The Theresa and Jane Lang Theatre
  • 8:00pm - 9:00pm

    in CONCERT / Dances from Sweden and Israel

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Dance, Movement

    The Theresa and Jane Lang Theatre

    “WHO LET THE DOGS OUT,” by Swedish Choreographer Lidia Wos is a provocative look as social order and disorder. "ALMA" by Israeli choreographer Rachel Erdos is a metaphor for knowledge and desire.
     

    ABOUT COMPANY | E

    A contemporary dance company focused on international collaborations, filmmaking, education and interdisciplinary art, Company E is based in Washington, DC, but makes its home around the world. Founded in June 2011 on the steps of Machu Picchu, Peru, Company | E fosters its mission of Cultural Diplomacy in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, Foreign Missions to Washington and artists around the globe. The five year old troupe celebrates the power of dance and music, film and narrative to create world-class art and to bring together people who might otherwise never meet.
     
    Watch the video trailer for the show here.

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  • Lab Theatre I
  • 8:00pm - 9:00pm

    Singer-songwriter Emily Henry in Performance

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Music, Sound

    Lab Theatre I

    Songs function as tiny stories: told from the perspective of a fictional character, with feelings or events that often change from the beginning to the end of the song.

    ABOUT EMILY HENRY

    Emily Henry is a DC-area singer-songwriter who has been performing locally for over five years, playing her own personal brand of folk-influenced indie pop. Her unique picking style and strong lyrical background underlay the real showstopper: her powerful, sweet voice, which has been compared to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Patty Griffin, and Alison Krauss.
    Two years in the making, Henry's forthcoming EP "Matchsticks" will showcase that angelic strength while taking her music down a slightly darker, more mysterious road. The songs of "Matchsticks" unearth the complex emotions hidden inside stories both fictional and true, the spoken and the unspoken in the little moments and in the big, transformational turning points - all done with a light touch and a razor-sharp pop sensibility. Henry is currently planning an East Coast tour, to be announced soon.
    Hear Emily sing her song, "Strong" here.

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  • Lab Theatre II
  • 10:30am - 11:30am

    Dress Up Day

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Family Fun Days | Genres: Sound, Family, Story

    Lab Theatre II

    In Dress Up Day: The Musical, a spunky first-grader and her classmates explore their individuality in order to find the perfect costume for their school dress up day. Best for ages 4-10.

    ABOUT MONUMENTAL THEATRE COMPANY

    Monumental Theatre Company seeks to connect emerging artists, specifically those of the millennial generation, with the larger community by giving them a platform from which to promote their work to the public. In 2018, Monumental received The John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company at The Helen Hayes Awards.

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  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    VAMP/DYRS Youth Project

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Family Fun Days, Youth Summit | Genres: Movement, Family, Story

    Lab Theatre II

    VAMP Youth theatre will be a collaboration with the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Service and Figure 8 to create an original theater piece.

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  • 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Griot Girls Ensemble

    | Series: Youth Summit | Genres: Movement, Music, Sound, Story

    Lab Theatre II

    This devised Hip-Hop theatre piece features original rap, poetry and drama from the Griot Girls of FRESHH Inc.

    ABOUT FRESHH INC

    FRESHH Inc Theatre Company is a new theatre company committed to celebrating and cultivating the voices of Black Women and girls in theatre. FRESHH started as a student organization on the campus of Howard University in 20001. In its time on campus it served as a safe haven for sisters interested in discussing the current state Black womaness in and out of hip-hop. Empowering hundreds of female students, politically artistically and socially, FRESHH was incorporated in 2004 to serve a similar purpose nationwide. Using the experiences and structure from its collegiate roots, FRESHH began serving girls ages 8-17 in Southeast, Washington DC. In 2011 FRESHH began serving girls in a hip-hop rites of passage program. In the next year, FRESHH began its Power of the Pen Summer Youth Employment Program. After year 2 of Power of the Pen, The girls involved continued performing year round forming the Griot Girls, a mentoring program for girls in Hip-Hop Theatre. The women who showed up to enroll their daughters, volunteer as teaching artists, and sell out shows with the Griot Girls, soon became the inspiration for the evolution of FRESHH Inc as a theatre company. In 2015, FRESHH Inc expanded its mission to include serving Black women as well as girls and adding producing the work of Black women in theatre to its mission.

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  • The Paul Sprenger Theatre
  • 11:30am - 12:30pm

    Duke Ellington's Neighborhood

    | Series: Youth Summit | Genres: Sound

    The Paul Sprenger Theatre

    Take your family on an interactive journey through Duke Ellington’s DC! From U Street and the Howard Theatre to Anacostia — Kids groove along with singers and a live jazz trio to discover how a local hero influenced the Harlem Renaissance, helped shape the cultural history of D.C., and became an international star.  

    ABOUT THE IN SERIES

    We work with D.C. artists and communities to create innovative theater grounded in opera and song. We reimagine these forms, folding in an expanding range of aesthetic and cultural traditions. We are committed to excellence, creativity, and accessibility to our shared, multifaceted musical heritage, as exemplified by our regular Latinx cultural programs.

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    Sitar Arts Center

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Youth Summit | Genres: Film, Story

    The Paul Sprenger Theatre

    The Youth Documentary Program at Sitar Arts Center (in partnership with Meridian Hill Pictures) offers promising young people the opportunity to find their creative voice and build vital leadership skills through documentary film making by producing nonfiction films that speak to the relevant issues in their lives and local communities. In this trio of films: Life As A CollageDoing It For Me; and I Am, We Are; these DC youth (ages 10 – 18) investigate the complexities of: terminal illness & collage art;  high school dropout pressures; and the feelings of social difference & belonging.

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  • 5:00pm - 6:30pm

    Youth Summit Showcase

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Youth Summit | Genres: Movement, Sound, Family, Story

    The Paul Sprenger Theatre

    An evening showcase celebrating the best of youth performance in the DMV, hosted by Atlas' City at Peace program.

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  • 8:30pm - 9:45pm

    Proud Outcasts: Journey of the Gypsy Soul

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Dance, Movement

    The Paul Sprenger Theatre

    Ancient Rhythms Dance Company presents a rich offering of gypsy lore, expressed through dance and music that conveys the proud resilience of a people who tenaciously hold on to their way of life.  Artistic Director Karen McLane draws inspiration from her father Merrill McLane's book Proud Outcasts, about the gypsies of Guadix, Spain who invited him into the heart of their community. This multimedia performance is an artistic exploration of the nomadic journey of the gypsies from India to the West.
    Wherever they roamed, through every era, they always had the dance...free, spontaneous, and alive!

    ABOUT ANCIENT RHYTHMS

    Ancient Rhythms is a professional world-fusion dance company based in Washington DC. Their repertory draws its main inspiration from Middle Eastern music and movement, and is heavily influenced by Flamenco and modern dance, among other styles. Under the guidance of Artistic Director Karen McLane, Ancient Rhythms aims to bring joy to all audiences by presenting aesthetically rich, theatrical, and thought-provoking dance performances. Ancient Rhythms is a company-in-residence at Seber Method Academy, and is a recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities grant for their production of “The Oasis…An Arabian Fairytale.” They are committed to promoting cross-cultural appreciation as well as improving the lives of women and children globally, performing frequently at benefits for groups such as Aid Afghanistan and School of Hope.

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  • Great Hall (Kogod Lobby+ Cafritz Promenade)
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Family Fun Days: Artspace Activation at Creation Station

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Family Fun Days | Genres: Family

    Great Hall (Kogod Lobby+ Cafritz Promenade)

    The Creation Station is open February 23 from 10:00-12:00 PM + March 2 from 10:00-12:00 PM.
    People of all ages can stop by to do a kid-friendly craft for our community art installation.

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    Mr. Skip

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Family Fun Days | Genres: Family, Washington Post Cafe Concert Series

    Great Hall (Kogod Lobby+ Cafritz Promenade)

    Part of the Washington Post Cafe Concert Series
    Free
    Performance starts at 10:00 AM
    Join us in the Great Hall for all of your favorite sing-along songs for kids and their grown-up friends.
     

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  • The Theresa and Jane Lang Theatre
  • 11:30am - 12:15pm

    Instastory

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Youth Summit | Genres: Movement, Family

    The Theresa and Jane Lang Theatre

    “Instastory” explores how youth discover identity and purpose in a society obsessed with "likes" and "followers". During this full length showcase, students will share personal stories of struggle and triumph which reveal that the most defining "like" is the one they give themselves. ABOUT

    ELEMENTS DANCE COMPANY

    Elements Dance Company, a Pre-Professional Urban Dance Training Program for dancers ages 9-18, seeks to create a supportive and challenging community where dancers can expand their knowledge and skill in urban dance, while building self-worth, passion, talent, and work ethic.

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  • 8:30pm - 9:45pm

    "Flamenco y Más" (Flamenco and More)

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Movement, Sound

    The Theresa and Jane Lang Theatre

    The showcases flamenco dance, music and song alongside Indian Kathak and Mexican Folkloriko. Bringing together three World and percussive dances for and evening of Flamenco y Más (more).

    ABOUT FURIA FLAMENCA

    Furia Flamenca has performed in some of the most prestigious venues throughout the DC Metro area including the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage and Terrace Theater, Lincoln Theatre, National Theatre, Wolf Trap, Baltimore Lyric Opera House, Publick Playhouse, and Alden Theatre, to name a few. The company is regularly invited to perform at Happenings at Harmon Hall and regularly performs at some of the biggest Metro DC festivals, such as the Washington Folk Festival, INTERSECTIONS: A New America Arts Festival, Cherry Blossom Festival, Dance DC Festival, Velocity DC, Taste of Bethesda, and the annual Washington, DC’s Feria de Sevilla.
    The company’s choreographies have been selected to participate in the areas most prestigious choreographer’s showcases including Dance Bethesda, World Dance Showcase, and Dance Place’s New Releases Choreographer’s Showcase. Their performances and productions have been recognized as some of the best in the DC Metro area with two Metro DC Dance awards in 2009 and five finalist nominations in 2012. The company is a Legacy Resident Company with the Joy of Motion Dance Center.
    Watch them here.

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  • Lab Theatre I
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    City at Peace

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Youth Summit | Genres: Movement, Sound, Family, Story

    Lab Theatre I

    A performance by City at Peace members inspired by the group\'s mission to use performing arts to explore conflict resolution, personal storytelling, empathy, understanding and leadership.
     

    ABOUT CITY AT PEACE

    City at Peace is a youth development program for teens and young adults ages 14-24, which provides a safe, collaborative and nurturing space outside of school and other environments where they can examine issues and conditions that divide them. City at Peace is rooted in social justice and uses performing arts as a learning tool to develop skills in dance, theatre, voice and stage production, as well as skills in conflict resolution, personal storytelling, empathy, understanding, and leadership. The program is directed by Sandi Holloway at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.

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  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    City at Peace

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Youth Summit | Genres: Movement, Sound, Family, Story

    Lab Theatre I

    A performance by City at Peace members inspired by the group\'s mission to use performing arts to explore conflict resolution, personal storytelling, empathy, understanding and leadership.
     

    ABOUT CITY AT PEACE

    City at Peace is a youth development program for teens and young adults ages 14-24, which provides a safe, collaborative and nurturing space outside of school and other environments where they can examine issues and conditions that divide them. City at Peace is rooted in social justice and uses performing arts as a learning tool to develop skills in dance, theatre, voice and stage production, as well as skills in conflict resolution, personal storytelling, empathy, understanding, and leadership. The program is directed by Sandi Holloway at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.

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  • 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Poetic Justice

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Story

    Lab Theatre II

    This is a poetic journey on how poets and song writers have been in the forefront, describing the world around them.

    ABOUT KIM B MILLER

    Kim is a native New Yorker, born in Brooklyn. Her family later moved to Long Island, NY. Kim went to college at Rochester Institute of Technology where she graduated with a BS in Business Administration. In 2017 she got an AAS in Information Technology at Northern Virginia Community College. She remained in NY until moving to the DMV area. She is married and has 4 children.
    Hear Kim B. Miller here.

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  • The Paul Sprenger Theatre
  • 2:30pm - 3:45pm

    Fluid

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Dance, Movement

    The Paul Sprenger Theatre

    Fluid is an evening work inspired by physical theater, Afro-modern dance, presented through contemporary ballet. Fluid is performed to the music of Ezio Bosso and is centered around a cast of strangers, examining human emotion through the life trials of trust, lost, betrayal and love.
     

    ABOUT DISSONANCE DANCE THEATRE

    Dissoance Dance Theatre is the Resident Ballet of Ngoma Center for Dance. Named “One of the 11 small-but-mighty dance companies outside of LA and NYC” by Dance Spirit Magazine, Dissonance Dance Theatre is a Washington, DC-based professional dance company founded in 2007 by Shawn Short. Since its inception, Dissonance Dance Theatre has performed for local and national audiences on the east coast and in the mid-west states.
    Starting as a project of dear friends, Dissonance has grown to house artists from across the US and beyond. A contemporary ballet that blends “classic” modern styles such as Horton, Graham, Limon with nuances of classical ballet, Dissonance is becoming known for its theatrical presence and exceptional artistry.
    Evoking emotional experiences in the audiences we touch, Dissonance’s cutting-edge repertoire features works that are socially and visually appealing to audiences while remaining true to its mission; challenging audience’s assumptions about the human experience through dance.
    Watch Dissonance Dance Theatre at their 2018-2019 company photo shoot here.

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  • 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Heard It Through the Grapevine: Motown Moments Tribute

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Music, Sound, Story

    The Paul Sprenger Theatre

    A dynamic, talent-filled, 2-act production with a unique storyline that looks at Berry Gordy, Motown mogul, as he contemplates selling Motown to MCA in 1988.
     

    AN INTERVIEW WITH THE ARTISTS

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    “We just want to show all the different levels of family that it took to create the Motown machine that we all know and love,” she added. “We go through that journey.”
    That journey features the very best of Motown — The Temptations, The Supremes, Martha Reeves, Mary Wells, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell — and goes beyond the music to capture this key chapter in American cultural history.
    “Everything is based on facts,” said Kashi-Tara. “We may embellish it to make it more theatrical, but we’re not saying anything that’s not true. Some of the dialogue is from the artists themselves.”
    And the music, of course, is legendary. The performances feature a live band — keyboard, bass, guitar and drums — and use snippets of some songs as transition music while fully featuring others. The objective is to inspire the audience and provoke their Motown memories.

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  • Great Hall (Kogod Lobby+ Cafritz Promenade)
  • 5:15pm - 6:30pm

    Free Cafe Concert: Not What Youth Think

    | Series: Intersections 2019, Atlas Café & Concert Series | Genres: Music, Sound, Washington Post Cafe Concert Series

    Great Hall (Kogod Lobby+ Cafritz Promenade)

    Not What You Think is an a cappella ensemble performing pop, light jazz, and folk, and was originally affiliated with the Lesbian & Gay Chorus of DC. The members share a core belief that, as gay men and lesbians singing together, they have an opportunity and responsibility to effect change and to open hearts and minds. Not What You Think works for equality and social justice through song and humor, and hopes for the day our music can reflect a world at peace.

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  • The Theresa and Jane Lang Theatre
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    Leather, Sand, Metal: An Audible Exploration of Tap Dance

    | Series: Intersections 2019 | Genres: Dance, Movement

    The Theresa and Jane Lang Theatre

    Utilizing various mediums that play with the ear, tap dance is heard through leather-soled shoes, metal taps, bare feet, body music, and sand dancing in this exploration of the art as percussion.

    ABOUT CAPITOL TAP AND DISTRICT TAP

    Capitol Tap and District Tap are cultivating tap’s next generation of musicians, dancers, technicians, historians, improvisors, performers, and educators of all ages.  With a repertoire including historical works from Bojangles, Eddie Brown, and Buster Brown to contemporary works from Michelle Dorrance, Caleb Teicher, and Heather Cornell, they’ve collaborated with a 50-piece orchestra in an evening-length program, garnered two award nominations their first season, and were chosen by Capital One Small Business for a marketing campaign with an online ad and multi-week print inserts in The Washington Post.  They’ve been co-presented by Dance Place in Washington, DC with two evening-length productions, and they have been invited again to be co-presented for their 2018-2019 season.  Ensemble members have been awarded merit-based scholarships, booked for professional gigs and tours, and selected for the prestigious School at Jacob’s Pillow for tap.  Directors Lisa Swenton-Eppard and Baakari Wilder.  www.capitoltap.com
    See Capitol Tap here.
     
    Photo credit: Stephanie Vadala
     

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  • Lab Theatre I