Welcome to the 11th Annual INTERSECTIONS Festival. We’re thrilled to present the best dance companies in the region this February 19 – March 1. Festival tickets on sale now.
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.
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.
Ta Thoi is a non-profit Indian cultural organization based in Maryland. It is primarily a group of Indian dance enthusiasts and performers, whose main goal is to make dance accessible to everyone, and promote Indian culture to a wider audience while building social awareness. Ta Thoi youth group has performed far and wide and use dance forms to create social awareness.
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.