The "Rebirth" program highlights new musical works that are grounded in the hope of new beginnings within the framework of an increasingly complicated and fragmented world. Artist Talk-Back after the show.
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.
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!
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.
Behind The Mask Beneath The Surface, a captivating evening of dynamic visions of dance and artistry from 4 local DC/MD/VA female artists and choreographers, Truly Bennett, Kyoko Fujimoto, Rebecca Lallande, and Marie McNair. With post-show artist talk-back.
Atlas presents an unforgettable evening of Latin jazz with two-time Grammy Award- Winning Marlow Rosado and his quintet. Post performance discussion moderated by renowned music reporter for the Washington Post, Chris Richards.
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.
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.
"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.
Join City at Peace, the Atlas youth development, arts, and social change program as they present an original, musical theatre production that tackles difficult themes, topics, and questions of youth culture and society. City at Peace is pleased to host the youth of Dance Institute of Washington. In addition to the City at Peace performance, Dance Institute of Washington will present a contemporary ballet work from their Spirit of Kwanzaa production, by choreographer Justin Bellamy.
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.
The Voices of Now Mead Ensemble is a prestigious program for dedicated student artists in grades 7-11 that gives students a fun and engaging environment in which to write, perform and share stories that shape their lives.
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.
Building on the themes of community, acceptance, empathy, and self-discovery, Elements Dance Company will premiere “The World According to Mister Rogers” an energetic and engaging urban dance production which celebrates the long-running PBS Show “Mister Roger’s Neighborhood.”
Audiences will enjoy a night of powerful and diverse movement as we revisit crowd-favorite pieces from years past as well as brand new and innovative works from some of today's most sought-after artists in the industry. Artist Talk-Back after the show.
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, facilitated by Jason Marsden, the Executive Director of the Matthew Shepard Foundation.
4 Poets, 4 voices, one history. Kim Miller, Jeffrey Banks, Shaquetta Nelson and Antwone Ross -- finalists from Day Eight’s DC Poet Project poetry competition -- take the stage together in this special event.
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.
A unique performance featuring Therese and Elizabeth Gahl’s choreographic collaboration, “Nocturne”, with DC and Paris-based artists crossing international borders and dance styles. With post-show artist talk-back.
TVAMEVA will be presenting from their world music album Upakrama - The Beginning with a special feature by poet and visual artist Neha Misra. This concert includes audience participation and a post-show artist talk-back
Ben Buergel champions new works for the oboe that utilizes technology in artistic expression and pushes the boundaries of what the instrument can do. This performance includes audience participation and 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.
Free: Make your own stop-motion animation movie sequence after seeing the Silent Film screening of "The Lost World". Participants will explore basic stop motion animation techniques with a variety of materials and help produce an animated sequence. Fun for the whole family!
Dotty is black. Dotty discovers she wants to be white. WHITE-ISH takes us on a black girl's comical journey of identity and acceptance through a panhandling street kid, a black revolutionary, and sorority girls. Artist Talk-Back after the show.
This show is an anthology of intricately crafted vignettes that was developed collectively by SAPAN resident artists reflecting on their personal experiences as South Asians in the United States. With a post-show artist talk-back.
Hilarious and witty, this play addresses current identity issues related to Africans and African Americans, stereotypes of the continent are beautifully deconstructed. Artist talk-back after the show.
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.
Diaspora explores the connectivity of human feeling, its celebration and subtleties, while transcending from various music genres of soca, blues, samba, soul, and Afro-beat. Artist Talk-Back after the show.
After Dontre Hamilton, a black, unarmed man diagnosed with schizophrenia, was shot 14 times and killed by police in Milwaukee, his family embarks on a quest for answers, justice, and reform as the investigation unfolds.
The word and connotation of “eyesore”, an unpleasant sight in a public place, spins in “EyeSoar” as audio, video and movement highlight the people and organizations that make up an industrial neighborhood. With post-show artist talk-back.
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.
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.
This award-winning one-woman play encourages hope from the comfort of a rocking chair, with captivating moments of comedy and triumph over tragedy, as only a lesbian belle can tell! Artist Talk-Back after the show.
This is where/I Begin… is a solo dance exposing the plight of a DACA recipient/Dreamer and the relationship of living in the U.S.A. This performance includes audience participation and a post-show artist talk-back.
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.
Join us for an inside look at the eXposure Media Project DC, a non-profit program featuring the photography of DC Youth. The photo exhibit will be available at varying times throughout the Intersections Festival 2020 in our Kogod Lobby in the Great Hall, from Feb. 19 - March 2, 2020. Please see our calendar for details.
East City Bookshop and Atlas Performing Arts Center present humorist and playwright R. Eric Thomas with his debut book Here for It, a heartfelt and hilarious memoir-in-essays. Event includes a book signing hosted in our lobby by East City Bookshop with the author. Author talk facilitated by renowned Pop Culture Writer from the Washington Post, Elahe Izadi.
The OLA Film Festival is a showcase and competition highlighting the work of amateur and student filmmakers across the country. The goal of the festival is to offer support to emerging artists by providing a platform to display their work to the public. The OLA Film Festival is proud to partner with National Black Movie Day.
In a special Valentine’s Day concert, CapitalBop is pleased to present a live performance of Love Tape, featuring Hill’s all-star touring band: bassist Junius Paul, pianist/keyboardist Jahari Stampley, drummer Makaya McCraven and vocalist (and D.C. native) Christie Dashiell. It’s on, at 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 14, at the Atlas on H Street. There will be a special opening set by Freeform: The Collective, one of U Street’s hottest live groups.
From the author of The Admission and After the War. Maariv newspaper describes Lerner's latest work as "a daring theatrical attempt to deal with the complex situation making it difficult for IDF soldiers to preserve their humanity, while the country's political leadership prefers to bury its head in the sand." In the hours after an Israeli soldier is kidnapped in Gaza, an artillery reserve officer responds in accordance with military protocol. He is moved to confess to the damage he’s inflicted. The country’s institutions don’t want to hear.
In this drama, audiences are invited to see the world through the eyes of an Israeli couple and a Palestinian couple, both having suffered the tragic loss of a child. Fashioning this story as a searing cry for compassion in a reality that appears to offer none, Sobol presents us with a world where truth, regardless of belief, may be all that stands between us and a war without end.
Set in Cairo at the precipice of past, present, and future, audiences are introduced to a nameless Egyptian writer and trio of other characters as they are swept through a deeply personal mosaic. Illuminating the many aspects of life in a country in the midst of revolution, No Desert Roses highlights the multidimensional nature of struggle in the crux of atrocity.
This fun, interactive family concert will have every family member on their feet! The program explores the expressive, dance-like melodies of William Grant Still’s Danzas de Panama, and Scott Joplin’s The Entertainer and Maple Leaf Rag.
It is September 12th, 2001; the setting is the Minneapolis apartment of Waverly, a young advertising executive. Soon to venture on a blind date amidst the television news coverage of the September 11th attacks, Waverly becomes preoccupied when she discovers that her twin sister, Wendy, a student in New York, has not been heard from.
The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra was founded in 2010, maintaining residence at the historic Bohemian Caverns each Monday night until its closing in March 2016. During that time, the band featured the District's finest musicians in presenting a wide repertoire of music and guest artists including Oliver Lake, Warren Wolf, Miho Hazama, Elliott Hughes, Nathan Parker Smith, and others.
Tickets are sold out for all shows for STEP AFRIKA! Please see our other holiday offerings: Atlas Presents: Bohemian Christmas Atlas Presents: Squeakers and Mr. Gumdrop Step Afrika!’s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show is the most vibrant holiday celebration in town! This fun, family-friendly performance will have you stomping your feet and clapping your hands to energetic beats from Step Afrika! and special guest, DJ Frosty the Snowman.
At Eureka Day School in Berkeley, all decisions are made by consensus, diversity and inclusion are valued, and vaccinations are a personal matter. When a mumps outbreak hits the school, it turns out that not everyone in the community has the same definition of social justice.
The inherently musical songs and soaring grace of birds have long inspired symphonic composers. Join us for this special musical celebration of our feathered friends, conducted by Capital City Symphony’s Assistant Conductor Tiffany Lu and featuring esteemed violinist James Stern performing “Spring” from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
DETROIT 48202: CONVERSATIONS ALONG A POSTAL ROUTE is a feature documentary that examines the rise, demise, and contested resurgence of Detroit through the lens of an African-American mail carrier, Wendell Watkins, and the community of committed residents he faithfully served for thirty years.
Set in the DC community of Anacostia, a group of residents responds to a proposed revitalization project that threatens to gentrify the neighborhood. At the center of the action is Alvin, who has just returned to his old neighborhood, with a charge to sell the community on this idea. Over the two days, residents confront their own ever-changing relationships in a musical that challenges the historic character and soul of our teeming city.
(1927) Just in time for Halloween! Join us for a screening of the silent film thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, based on the novel The Lodger and play Who Is He? The film is about the hunt for a serial killer in London, inspired by real-life Jack- the-Ripper crimes. Presented with live accompaniment by Andrew Earle Simpson.
Isabelle, a young tenure-track professor, tests the limits of free speech by encouraging her students to contribute to an unmoderated discussion group. When an anonymous student posts offensive comments and videos, Isabelle must decide whether to intervene or to let the social experiment play out.
The 2014 hit returns! A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she comes to terms with the death of her teenage sister, Tilly.
At the age of five, Walter Littlemoon (Lakota) was removed from his family to attend a federal government boarding school where his culture, language and spirituality were suppressed. Embark on Walter's journey to heal himself and his community while reclaiming his heritage.
Sofia Viola takes the stage embracing her guitar and her charangón and performs her songs which drift from tango to vibrations of the Andes, from milonga to happy cumbia, from rock to vallenato, and from chamamé to blues, in a show that is pure interpretative power.
Join the Culture Queen as she does “The Locomotion” on a journey through the swinging ’60s. This energetic show introduces young audiences to the music of Dance Hall kings and queens like Chubby Checker, Little Richard, Little Eva, and Dee Dee Sharp. She’ll teach your royal children the hottest dances of the era like “The Twist”, “The Mashed Potato”, “The Bird” and many more through music and storytelling.
"The Role of Black Women, Arts and Activism" – an exploration and discussion about the work of black women of African descent from around the world that utilize the arts as a tool of global activism; and how the influence and leadership of heroines such as Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba have inspired and continue to inspire them.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Café Flamenco. This popular, cabaret-style event features traditional flamenco dance and live music performed by dancers from Furia Flamenca Dance Company and guitarist Torcuato Zamora.
Meet a quintet of string-playing members of the symphony orchestra through this engaging, educational and intimate program for young people. Learn about the music they play and hear the beautiful sounds come to life. Then, join us for an instrument petting zoo to meet the musicians and see their instruments up close!
Breaking Ground is a Summer theatre organization for LGBTQIA+ identified youth and young adults in the DC metro area. These brave individuals develop a musical theatre production based on their real authentic complex and unique life experiences being of this population. They have been able to persevere through experiences such a coming out, living with HIV, transphobia, sexual abuse, mental health challenges, and racism. Their strength has allowed them to be revolutionary, and break ground in their communities.
The film follows Iraqi and Afghan interpreters who worked with U.S. forces, and who are now targeted by insurgents as a result. While some have reached safety, others are stuck in hiding—and those with no other hope have set out for Europe and the U.S. with the help of smugglers. Presented with closed captioning.
In 1932, a journalism student from Howard University witnesses the struggles of The Bonus Army, a group of 43,000 diverse marchers including almost 20,000 U.S. World War I veterans and their families, who demand the payment of their war bonuses. Squatting along the shores of the Anacostia River, they would fight to survive Depression-era America as well as the violent encroachment of Douglas MacArthur, George S. Patton, and the U.S. Army at the direction of President Herbert Hoover.
In this play by Russian/Austrian writer Julya Rabinowich, three characters live in captivity, invisible to the world: a female refugee hiding underground, fearing deportation, and traumatized by her journey across cultures; a kidnap victim locked in a basement at the mercy of her perpetrator, and a young man imprisoned in his own home due to the threat of blood-revenge against his family.
Two-time Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur Genius Award recipient Lynn Nottage’s satirical tale that follows successful African-American publicist Undine, as she stumbles down the social ladder after her husband steals her hard-earned fortune.
One wild challenge. Thirty artist brains. Eight days to solve it. Under the aesthetic mentorship of different theatre companies, each team of director, playwright and actors will have just one week to create, develop and stage a performance based on that work of art.
This powerful one-man show, based on the life of '70s soul singer and composer Donny Hathaway, imagines the troubled and brilliant musician's last day on Earth in an immersive and crushing play about Hathaway's compelling inner struggle. Torn between the muses that inspire him and the mental illness that torments him, Hathaway evaluates the choices in his life in a gripping performance by Kelvin Roston, Jr.
Join local award-winning jazz pianist and vocalist, Mark G. Meadows, as he creates a unifying sound with his band, The Movement. The son of a gospel and jazz vocalist, Meadows combines jazz, R&B, hip-hop, funk, and gospel into a harmonic blend that is fresh and exciting.
Elliott Hughes and Brad Linde’s BIG OL’ celebrates the CD release of their live album recorded at the Atlas Performing Arts Center during the 2015 DC Jazz Festival. The band features stellar musicians from New York, Washington DC, and Toronto, bringing to life the compositions of Australian composer Hughes.
Arturo Ui is a tale of the meteoric rise of a small-time Brooklyn hoodlum who takes over the Cauliflower racket in 1930’s Chicago. Ui ruthlessly disposes of his competitors to enrich himself and gain power.
In her salon-style presentation Dr. Petty discusses the filmmaking legacy of Camille Billops and James Hatch. This event kicks off a joint programming relationship between Millennium Arts Salon and The Atlas Performing Arts Center. The evening includes a screening of the award-winning Hatch–Billops film Finding Christa and clips of another award winner, Suzanne, Suzanne. Reception to follow.
They’re right on the edge, the cusp, trying not to get swallowed up. Struggling to get out from under the pain, pressure, and stress of abusive relationships, mental health issues, the fear of not being accepted by God, absent parents, foster care, self-doubt and self-isolation. They can see the light and are racing to get to it, before it goes out.... before this thing breaks them. Before this Breaks Me is an original, cast devised theater piece based on the lives and experiences of the City at Peace cast members.
NFT Dance & Company will present three new works intimately woven in contemporary dance and inspired by the classical literary beginning, “It was a dark and stormy night … “ Dreamy, fantastical and romantic, literary figures depict our psychic fascination with things that go bump in the night and the macabre. Recommended for patrons age 13+.
When teenage daughter Lexie helps her reluctant single mother Nora re-enter the dating scene, an unlikely suitor emerges in Griff – the guy at the coffee shop who inadvertently witnesses Nora’s string of unsuccessful dates. As choices collide with coincidences and longing mixes with reality, each character must face the complications that always arise in the search for intimacy and the closeness of family. This captivating world premiere with a metaphysical twist navigates the paths of romance, marriage and parenting while exploring the pains and pleasures of all three.
"Sounds of Silence" -- Atlas Performing Arts Center Silent Film series with live musical accompaniment. Featuring Andrew Earle Simpson, Series curator and pianist. Charlie Chaplin's "The Kid" (1921) with a wine and cheese reception at 7:00 PM and a film screening with live musical accompaniment at 8:00 PM.
Enter a fantastical island world where fish soar through the air, lemons light up the sky, and sheep go parading by. With gentle music, puppets, and props, guides Jack and Calypso lead children and caregivers in an interactive journey to a magical place of play.
With support from a 2015 French-American Jazz Exchange grant, Aaron joined creative forces with percussionist Leon Parker to expand the sonic, communicative and expressive possibilities of the piano trio setting to include a significant role for Body Percussion and Body Rhythm techniques, both in place of and in addition to traditional drum set. This creative exploration has resulted in new works and a new trio recording released in 2018.
Set in the legendary Parisian café Les Deux Magots in 1953, Les Deux Noirs: Notes on Notes of A Native Son re-imagines the meeting between Native Son author Richard Wright and essayist/activist James Baldwin. It explores the tension between Baldwin’s searing critiques of Native Son and Wright’s unbridled indignation in response—a confrontation between two mighty African-American artists, with echoes of a present-day rap battle.
Experience the frenzy, the craziness, and the daring exploits and rule-breaking joy of classic silent comedies, seen with live musical accompaniment.... original, lively jazz-infused scores by Atlas resident curator and musician, Andrew Earle Simpson, plus a special guest jazz ensemble.
The Atlas welcomes back the Herb Scott Quartet for an evening of jazz, celebrating the release of "At the Jazz Show", the latest album from DC jazz original, Herb Scott. Herb Scott - Saxophone, vocals Piano - Janelle Gill Bass- Michael Bowie Percussion- Quincy Phillips
Don’t miss a riveting trio of short plays by Ireland’s theatrical giant and Nobel Prize winner, Samuel Beckett. “Beckett Trio, Part 2” features several spellbinding classics by the architect of the absurd. His brazen form of black comedy soars as we explore his themes of resistance with DC’s top actors.
Brad Linde's DIX OUT celebrates the release of its debut album, "There'll Be SOME Changes Made", featuring songs from the 1920's jazz repertoire. The album features spontaneous arrangements of classics and includes trumpeter/vocalist Tara Kannangara on the front line.
Enjoy four short and potent plays by the master of modernism, London’s Harold Pinter. Political, at times, Pinter and director McNamara will provoke your brain and stoke your emotions as we portray terror and its consequences. Don’t miss this riveting show!
Born from site-specific explorations focused on cultivating delight for the unsuspecting passersby, Contradiction Dance Theatre’s merry band of collaborating artists brings you a spellbinding collection of dance theater works.
On a warm spring day, the friendly tune of the ice cream truck might be just what you need. But when one particular ice cream truck starts to fall apart, the drivers have to fix it before everything starts to melt! Come help us figure out how to fix up this ice cream truck where nothing goes right!
See two documentary films, which track the progress of women in America from the Second Wave movement in 1920 to the Tidal Wave of a Women's movement we're seeing today. Post-show panel discussion with Pam Maus, film director, and special guests Ellie Espling, Kodiak Hill-Davis, and Cynthia Richie-Terrell, will follow the film screenings.
CapitalBop is thrilled to be working in partnership with the Washington Women in Jazz Festival to present Bley here with her long-standing trio, featuring bassist Steve Swallow and saxophonist Andy Sheppard.
The show will feature a variety of styles from tap, jazz, and hip-hop to modern, contemporary, and musical theater, “Dance in the Face Of" is a powerful commentary on the ever-growing importance to acknowledge and embrace each other in today’s world.
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.
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.
The show features flamenco dance, music, and song alongside Indian Kathak and Mexican Folkloriko, bringing together three world and percussive dances for an evening of Flamenco y Más (more).
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.
“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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sister Bear and Brother Bear are back from hibernation to take your little ones on an interactive journey through the seasons. Meet a curious butterfly, play in a rushing waterfall, and catch lightning bugs as the bears frolic through the forest in this unforgettable live theatre experience. Reimagined for this 10th anniversary performance, this audience favorite is sure to delight and inspire. Best for ages 1-5.
Ney Mello and Elizabeth Louie will engage the audience in an engaging interactive performance on guitar and piano, where they will improvise music with audience participation and demystify the art of improvisation.
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.
A musical by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin) that looks at the working lives of everyday people revealing their hopes and dreams, performed for the first time with nontraditional gender roles.
17-piece big band founded by baritone saxophonist Brad Linde. Music from Ellington, Basie, Strayhorn, Thad Jones, Oliver Nelson, Maria Schneider and originals by band members embrace and challenge the tradition of big band repertoire.