Atlas' All-Arts Festival Intersections Brings Together Dance, Music & Theater
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Shakespeare saved his best for last: his final play, The Tempest is his most magical and engrossing tale. It follows the adventures of Prospero, an exiled duke who lives as the master of an enchanted isle abounding with fantastical creatures, mystery, music and romance. When a shipwreck delivers Prospero's enemies to the island, the plot thickens as his beloved daughter falls for one of the castaways. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic basket and enjoy this outdoor production from the Olney Theatre Center at the Root Family Stage. In celebration of the 65th anniversary of the National Players -- OTC's touring company of young professional actors -- celebrated National Player "veterans" will compose half the cast while current company members will take the younger roles. See event description for more details. Learn More
The Atlas Performing Arts Center is relatively new to me, but I've enjoyed every event I've been to there. The adaptation of a classic movie theater for use as a center with several venues makes The Atlas an interesting and fun place worth a visit on its own.Sannidhi (Sacred Space) info • Mar 31 2014 star this tip starred
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I went with a friend who was visiting the area. We thoroughly enjoyed Furia Flamenca. The performers were excellent and well rehearsed. The musical interludes were enjoyable and it was interesting to listen to that type of music. I visited the...continued
Feb. 22, 2014 at 2:00pm: Jayamangala — *_Navgathi*_
The classical and contemporary meet when eclectic rhythms, evocative music and exquisite mudras combine with Jayamanngala’s signature innovative choreography. The dancers are second-generation South Asians who have been dancing Bharatanatyam for over 10 years with award-winning choreographer Shobha Subramanian.
*Feb. 22, 2014 at 7:00pm; Feb. 23, 2014 at 2:00pm; March 7, 2014 at 7:00pm: Maurice Decaul Continuing Projects — Lioness
- Discover what it means to be a soldier and a woman in a stirring performance-in-process directed by popular DC multidisciplinary artist Holly Bass. From deepest dark to inspiring light, this innovative “choreopoem” speaks to the traumas and triumphs of the women in war, at home, and everywhere.
Feb. 22, 2014 at 7:30pm (A) and 9:30pm (B); March 7, 2014 at 7:30pm (B) and 9:30pm (A): DC Shorts REWIND*
Relive a decade of incredible short films at DC Shorts REWND. Two special showcases feature award-winning films from every year of the largest short film event on the East Coast - recently named the Coolest Short Film Festival by Moviemaker Magazine! These 2 to 15-minute masterpieces include comedies, dramas, thrillers, animation and experimental forms from the USA, France, Argentina, Australia and more.
Feb. 23, 2014 at 2:30pm: Dance Dimensions — *_*Reflections*_
Witness how dance can transform lives in a high-energy, inspiring performance by Prince Georges’ County’s Dance Dimensions. Dedicated to the training of minority students ages 6-18, this powerhouse company challenges its students to find personal expression through modern dance. Reflections presents an introspective look into the lives of young people and the issues they face.*
Feb. 23, 2014 at 5:00pm: Tehreema Mitha Dance Company**
*Choreographer Tehreema Mitha has a contemporary style all her own, blending the dance and music of Pakistan, India, and the US in an exciting, unexplored secular fashion. This innovative concert’s central work, “Blue Jeans,” showcases her merging of classical and contemporary styles to capture the American immigrant’s journey.
Feb. 23, 2014 at 5:30pm: MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet — *_Spark!*_
Spark! is a unique artistic collision that celebrates cross-pollination and community. String theory inspires Choreographer Kimberly Parmer and Julliard pianist Erh-Jen Lee’s collaboration. Choreographer Shelley Siller offers a multimedia piece accompanied by the music of Muse and Apparat.
Feb. 28, 2014 at 7:00pm: The Welders — *_At the Intersection of Men and Women*_
The Welders explore one simple human intersection—between a man and a woman—in five short pieces written AND read by the members of the playwrights’ collective. When a man and woman intersect, how do they speak to each other? How to they fail to communicate? And how can we forge new connections with one another when dialogue becomes exceedingly difficult?
Feb. 28, 2014 at 9:00pm: Los Hacheros — *_LIVE New York Latin Soul*_
New York Latin music with a vintage, soulful twist that hearkens back to the golden age of Fania Records and Afro-Cuban roots music.
*Feb. 28, 2014 at 9:30pm and March 2, 2014 at 5:00pm: Taurus Broadhurst Dance — The Underground
- “I am bold.” “I am resilient.” How do you finish the sentence: “I am…”? Taurus Broadhurst’s African Contemporary Dance Company asks you to consider your answer before, during, and after their multi-disciplinary celebration of culture, community, and identity.
Feb. 28, 2014 at 9:30pm: Victoria Vox
Meet a six-time Wammie winner with "an undercurrent of toughness, a beautiful voice, great melodies and loads of charm [that] make her unique folk/pop music impossible to resist” (Vintage Guitar Magazine). An alum of Strathmore Arts Center’s prestigious Artist in Residence program as well as U.S., European, and Australian tours, Victoria performs her award-winning songs on her signature ukulele and playful mouth-trumpet in a dynamic duo with super cellist Katie Chambers.
March 1, 2014 at 9:30pm and March 2, 2014 at 2:30pm: Dissonance Dance Theatre — Watch Me Bounce
- Hit me with a high note and watch me bounce when contemporary ballet meets Jazz! “Big Band Suite” combines classical ballet with Afro-Cuban ballroom pizzazz; “Feeling Orange” is a “get down but point your toes” comedic dance; “Funky D” blends ballet with juke and jive; and “Boogie Drop” synergizes jazz idioms with classical ballet and modern syncopation.
March 2, 2014 at 2:00pm: *Jane Franklin Dance & Percussionist Tom Teasley_ _— Blue Moon/Red River*
Helen Hayes award-winning world percussionist, Tom Teasley, and visual artist Howard Connelly collaborate with the innovative Jane Franklin Dance in an exciting new work that probes the mysteries of the American southwest. See how the color and climate of this distinctive region inspire a fascinating exploration of archetypes and universal meanings.
March 2, 2014 at 2:00pm: Xuejuan Dance Ensemble
Award-winning, Beijing-born choreographer, Xuejuan Feng presents a crossroads of dance and cultures spanning the globe. Experience a colorful tapestry of dances woven from diverse Chinese ethnicities featuring a full company of dancers. Then journey into the tension between classical and modern in both China and Xuejuan’s new Maryland home.
March 2, 2014 at 5:00pm: QuinTango — *_Tango Transformations*_
QuinTango, two violins, bass, cello and piano based, has brought thousands of new fans to Tango music with their sizzling, mind-opening fusion of traditional South American Tango repertoire, classical chamber music style, and great story telling. Discover “the great seducer” and leave with an understanding of the heart and history of this mesmerizing art form.
March 2, 2014 at 5:30pm: UrbanArias_ — Opera Like You’ve Never Seen It_
Short, light, fun and sung. This popular company presents mini-operas by contemporary composers and fabulous opera improv based on audience input.
March 7, 2014 at 7:00pm: Bowen McCauley Dance — *_From the Ground Up_ *
_A_diverse program of modern dance, including world premieres by up-and-coming choreographers Junichi Fukuda and Alvaro Palau.
March 8, 2014 at 4:30pm: Furia Flamenca Dance Company
The skill and passion of flamenco choreographer Estela Velez de Paredez unites with the music of composer Guillermo-Juan Christie and the Middle Eastern dance of Yillah Natalie in a world premiere concert. Discover how the Arab-Islamic world fused with the culture of Granada in Spain to help give birth to the gypsy dance form of flamenco.