Welcome to the 11th Annual INTERSECTIONS Festival. See more and save more with an Intersections Festival Pass.
Nellie and Amelia are two adventurous mice ready to explore the world beyond their little mouse-hole. They decide to go to the moon since it is cat-free and made entirely of delicious, mouth-watering cheese (so they have heard). In this interactive play, the audience becomes part of the story through multi-sensory activities. Join us as we all try to reach beyond the stars.
Jess Hoversen explores the human condition presented in Ernest Hemingway's works. 'The Light of Slow Descent' uses an all female cast to express the main themes of perseverance and defeat in 'Old Man and the Sea'. Mariah Lopez's 'Indelible' explores the duality created by social norms that force victims of assault to bare the burden of responsibility.
In a new evening-length performance pairing contemporary dance with multimedia, "The Fate of Choice," beautifully and provocatively explores the world through opposing landscapes: Free Will vs. Determinism. “Do we truly have free will or are our lives pre-determined?” With a post-show artist talk-back.
Join us and discover how shocking news twists and turns in this new work ‘Breaking News’ by GDC Artistic Director, Shu-Chen Cuff and enjoy a unique cultural experience with ‘We, The Moon, The Sun’ – an Asian culturally influenced work combining Chinese Opera movements and modern dance.
Follow a young woman’s adventures through modern dating and climate depression, whereby she tries to find a sense of community and forms a friendship with a climate refugee, falls in love with an activist, and dates a climate denier. This performance includes audience participation and a post-show artist talk-back.
Pianist, composer, and electronic musician James Fernando has been hailed by Textura magazine as having “seemingly effortless command of the piano”, and by author Grady Harp for creating music that “makes the world more beautiful.” Fernando presents an exciting solo program featuring his innovative piano and electronics setup. This performance includes audience participation and a post-show artist talk-back.
What happens when Oizys visits? In a space filled with live music and sound, dancers embody and confront our anxiety, asking what it takes to redirect its power and provoke change. Take a number; grab a seat: welcome to the Waiting Room. This performance includes audience participation.
Join the Washington and Lee University Singers in the Atlas Performing Arts Center premiere of Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard, one of the most meaningful recent works of social justice art. This multimedia fusion oratorio uses the featured choir, soloists, instrumentalists, and narrators to tell the tragic story and aftermath of the kidnapping, torture, and death of Matthew Shepard in Wyoming in 1998. Join us for a post-show discussion.
The Misto di Voci Ensemble explores mysticism and music of the spheres in a multimedia presentation of Alan Hovhaness' Saturn. Written for soprano, clarinet and piano in cantata form, set to mystical text by the composer, and accompanied by NASA’s images of space, each movement is a unique and ethereal journey. The program concludes with The Klezmer's Wedding; a fusion of classical and klezmer style in a jubilant celebration of life. With post show artist talk-back.
"Awaken, Brown Eyes" is a collection of four short films detailing the variety of human experiences through the perspective of today's Black Americans. The films range from a woman artist discovering her purpose to a young man understanding his world and what it is to code-switch. Artist Talk-Back after the show.
Our Youth Summit concludes with an interactive, youth-led workshop of our Youth Summit performers and youth performing community, facilitated by City at Peace. Youth will explore and discuss challenging topics of racism, sexism, homophobia, adultism and more. Workshop facilitated by youth from City at Peace.
Audience members share topics weighing on their minds, and where they find lightness in their lives. Their responses inspire improvisers to create scenes and dialogue as dancers introduce choreography and create movement and patterns. Scenes influence dance and vice versa, as elements from each world cross over into the next. This show includes audience participation and post-show artist talk-back.
Thrashes to Ashes is an experimental look at the musical theater genre from a punk tap dancer’s perspective. Combining elements of punk music and apocalyptic storytelling, this work follows a fictional tap dancer named Patrick Redeye and his band The Strange Birds. With a post-show artist talk-back.
In this production Furia Flamenca goes beyond flamenco’s music, song, and dance and explores some of Spain’s many other musical genres, including iconic classical pieces such as “La Boda de Luis Alonso” and “Vida Breve,” and some of Spain’s folk music and dance. The performance will include flamenco guitarists Maestro Torcuato Zamora and Juan L. Romero. Artist Talk-Back after the show.
Hear and see percussive dances from Ireland, Hungary, Canada, the United States, and more as Capitol Tap, District Tap, and special guests Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble, share their common percussive beats in this rousing hour using the soles of their feet, and more! This show includes audience participation!
The nine planets (or nava graha in Sanskrit) are worshipped as deities in Vedic Astrology. In the body, they facilitate the working of individual karma, while in the world, the unraveling of collective karma. Based on the idea that each of us has traits of Navagraha within us, dancers will explore and use the 9 energies to connect the Self with the Universe. With post-show artist talk-back.