Where the Art World and Real World Intersect

The Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival is a performing arts festival that presents work that impacts our society, culture, and world by informing, inspiring, educating, and entertaining. INTERSECTIONS is about presenting excellent art that inspires a connected community, engaged artists and audiences alike, and creates a vibrant neighborhood, city, and world. We are interested in unique perspectives and art that connects us to the many facets of our humanity. See photos from the 2020 Festival here.

 

 

INTERSECTIONS Festival
2020 Artists:

Two-time GRAMMY Award-Winning Artist Marlow Rosado in Concert
Author, Humorist and Blogger of Eric Reads the News:  R. Eric Thomas
YouTube Sensation MALINDA
An Evening with Laura Coates
Festival Artists:
Andrew Earle Simpson
Atlas’ City at Peace Youth Social Justice & Arts Program
Anna Mwalagho
Ayesis Clay
Balance Campaign
Brenda Hayes
Ben Buergel
Building Better People Company
Capital City Symphony
Capitol Movement Project
Capitol Tap and District Tap
Christopher Prince
Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts
Dance Institute of Washington
Dancin’ Unlimited
Deidre Staples
Dissonance Dance Theatre
Dominic Anthony Green
Elements Dance Company
Elizabeth McCain
Eric Ljung
Erick Acuna
Flo Anito
Furia Flamenca Dance Company
Gabriel Mata Movements
Glade Dance Collective
Gin Dance Company
Gold Sounds Music
Heidi Martin
Imagination Stage
Jane Franklin Dance
Jayamangala
James Fernando Music
Jess Hoverson & Mariah Lopez
KNS Dance
Love in the Time of Climate Change
Marie McNair, Truly Bennett, Kyoko Fujimoto, Rebecca Lallande
Marjuan Canady
Misto di Voci Ensemble
Motion X Dance DC
Not What You Think
Parallel Intersections
Polymath Performance Project
SAPAN Institute
Silk Road Dance Company
TaThoi
The Village Dance Project
Therese Gahl & Elizabeth Gahl
TVAMEVA with Neha Misra
Arena Stage’s Voices of Now
The Washington & Lee University Singers
Washington Improv Theater

 

Founding media sponsor

 

REVIEWS

Teen Vogue reviews “Love in the Time of Climate Change” from the Intersections Festival 2020.
Browngirl Magazine reviews Love in the Time of Climate Change from the Intersections Festival 2020.
DC Dance Journalism Project reviews Gabriel Mata Movement at the Intersections Festival 2020.
DC Dance Journalism Project reviews Silk Road Dance Company at the Intersections Festival 2020.
DC Dance Journalism Project reviews Gin Dance Company at the Intersections Festival 2020.
DC Dance Journalism Project reviews Dissonance Dance Theatre at the Intersections Festival 2020.
DC Dance Journalism Project reviews The Village Dance Project at the Intersections Festival 2020.
DC Dance Journalism Project reviews Motion X Dance at the Intersections Festival 2020.
Metro Weekly interviews Dissonance Dance’s Shawn Short for the Intersections Festival 2020.
The Washington Post returns as the founding media sponsor of the Intersections Festival 2020.

 

TESTIMONIALS

Be the first to know when applications go live.
Sign up to learn more about applying for the 12th Annual INTERSECTIONS FESTIVAL FEB 25 – MAR 7 2021 here.
Join us for a featured kick-off performance of The Washington Post Launch Party Event
$45 Ticket (Launch Party +Show) includes light bites & sips in our lobby starting at 7:00 PM.
$25 Ticket available for show only. Show is at 8:00 PM.

MALINDA has put together a night of music with a beautiful full band.  The evening will take her audience on a folk-pop journey as she poses a question she’s been asking herself the most in the past few years: “now what?”  The world seems to be asking that question of all of us.  While answers are never certain, attempting to find them is always worth it.  Highlights from the show will include her debut EP Love Letter, well-loved singles like Don’t Make Me, as well as a few covers.  Most exciting, she will debut every song from her upcoming EP, giving the audience an exclusive preview.  And of course…Google Translate is sure to make a cameo. This performance includes audience participation, talkback, and artist meet & greet.

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

MALINDA is a NY/DC-based singer, songwriter, and actor with a mission to make community through her art.  She began her career as a professional actor in regional theatre, originating the role of Ella in “Ella Enchanted: The Musical” and starring as Girl in the DC regional premiere of ONCE.  Her original work is a creative exploration of what it is to be a young person in our world today.  Dubbed a “social media luminary” by The Washington Post, her YouTube videos range from little conversations to quirky songs, to fully produced original music videos.  These videos on her YouTube channel, MALINDA, challenge her limits artistically and personally and inspire her audiences toward self-discovery and a deeper awareness of the world around them.  Her debut EP, Love Letter, draws influence from pop, musical theater, and folk.  With the advent of her own music, Malinda is quickly becoming known for her strong sense of vocal storytelling, balancing her pure (to quote her fans) “angelic” tone with a more powerful raw belt.

 

Major Funding Provided By:

The Howard and Geraldine Polinger Foundation
Eugene M. Lang Foundation
Jane Lang
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
The Capitol Hill Community Foundation
The Jeanne Phil Meg Team / Compass
MRP Realty – Jim Murphy
Rick Hausler, Mike Blum & Jamie Shor, Insight Property Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Past Festival Photos

Atlas presents the 12th Annual INTERSECTIONS Festival 2021
“Where the Art World and Real World Intersect”
(dates TBD)

 

The Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival is a performing arts festival that presents work that impacts our society, culture, and world by informing, inspiring, educating, and entertaining. INTERSECTIONS is about presenting excellent art that inspires a connected community, engaged artists and audiences alike, and creates a vibrant neighborhood, city, and world. We present artists who share unique perspectives and art that connects us to the many facets of our humanity.
To inquire about funding and sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Development Office by calling Director of Development, Pascale-Emmanuelle Nouama at 202-399-7993 ext.109.
Let’s see what is possible.
To become a media sponsor, please contact Heidi Hawkins, Director of Programming.
Volunteers are an important part of how the INTERSECTIONS Festival functions year after year. As a Festival Volunteer, you may be asked to help with ushering, greeting, passing out surveys, taking a headcount of the lobby space, answering questions, and giving directions. Festival Volunteers who work for a minimum of four (4) hours during the festival will be given an INTERSECTIONS Festival Pass so that they can enjoy the performances outside of their volunteer time. We ask that volunteers wear all black or black on bottom, white on top. All volunteers will be given a name tag to wear during their shifts. A Festival guide will be shared with each volunteer prior to their shift.
SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER
Questions about the sign-up process? It is easier to view the calendar listings in your Volunteer Portal. To access your portal, please follow these instructions:
1. Go to https://www.atlasarts.org/volunteer/
2. Select the second tab titled “Volunteer Login”
3. Enter your name and email address.
4. Look for the email in your inbox. Save this email for future reference!
5. Click on that link.
6. Toggle to the Calendar View to see all available shifts.
More questions? Please contact the Director of Patron Services, Molly Goodman by email at mgoodman@atlasarts.org.