Adaptation/Migration in the Anthropocene
Nov
24
to Jan 1

Adaptation/Migration in the Anthropocene

  • Smithsonian National Zoo (map)
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By Maggie Gourlay

In Migration/Adaptation in the Anthropocene, Maggie Gourlay will transform CulturalDC’s SPACE4: Mobile Art Gallery into an immersive environment where visitors can learn about threats to our climate and engage in small actions that can make a big difference.  Their “bug portraits” will crawl along the walls, leading viewers through the exhibit. You can even take a bug home - Maggie has made some cool stamps!

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Open Box Project
Dec
8
to Dec 17

Open Box Project

By Orange Grove Dance and Rogue Collective

The OPEN BOX Project will be a brand-new evening-length collaboration between Rogue Collective and Orange Grove Dance featuring compelling improvised music and movement scores. Performed in the vast tunnels of Dupont Underground, the architecture serves as rich inspiration for this interactive evening, which explores how space, material, light, and sound affect the experiences and actions of their inhabitants. Influenced by American minimalism and popular music the string players of Rogue Collective will blend their sounds and creations with the dynamic, virtuosic, and visually athletic choreography of Orange Grove Dance.

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WIT presents Seasonal Disorder
Dec
14
to Dec 31

WIT presents Seasonal Disorder

Seasonal Disorder features performances by all of WIT’s astounding company ensembles as well as a special production of Citizens’ Watch—a brooding murder mystery based on the TV series Broadchurch.

The line-up also includes a series of performances by Chicago duo GIRLish and a special New Year’s Eve spectacular!

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The In Series presents All the Things You Are: Jerome Kern
Jan
20
to Feb 4

The In Series presents All the Things You Are: Jerome Kern

  • Atlas Performing Arts Center (map)
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Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, and you gotta hear your favorite Kern tunes. Come to our cabaret of his stage & screen hits: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, The Way You Look Tonight, Ol’ Man River, The Last Time I Saw Paris, They Didn’t Believe Me, many more!

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Transit
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

Transit

By S.J. Ewing

Transit is an original dance-theater work that asks–as we move through time–what bridges our intangible interior lives with the physically constructed environments we have built.

The piece uses motion capture technology to inform the animation of the projections which cover the interior of the tunnel surface. The dancers evoke our interior worlds while the tunnel walls, and the narrow and linear nature of the space evokes, the external world and our journey through it.

Transit is supported by CityDance

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Use All Available Doors
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

Use All Available Doors

By Pinky Swear Productions

 

Use All Available Doors is a new play following a soon-to-be-decommissioned WMATA train car, a grieving operator re-evaluating her life’s path, and a revolving door of passengers as they travel the length of the Red Line, with vignettes performed between each stop. Vignettes  include but are not limited to: a parade, a sing-a-long, and unsolicited foot washing (that one’s a true story).

The play aims to recreate the feeling of riding the Red Line, but that doesn’t mean Use All Available Doors is always realistic—true stories meet absurdity in this valentine to the DC Metro and its riders.

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Community Kick-Off at the  Smithsonian's National Zoo!
Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

Community Kick-Off at the Smithsonian's National Zoo!

Join CulturalDC and the Smithsonian's National Zoo for the community kick-off of SPACE4: Mobile Art Gallery's newest exhibit! Set amidst ZooLights, powered by Pepco, artist Maggie Gourlay's installation, Adaptation/Migration in the Anthropocene, explores the impact of invasive insect species on the environment as a reminder of our relationship with nature.

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MuSEEum
Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

MuSEEum

By Pocket Change Theatre Company

MuSEEum is an original work devised by Brittany Martz and the Pocket Change Theatre Company. A family gets lost in a museum and is surprised when the exhibits come to life! Pocket Change Resident Director Brittany Martz will devise this new, multilingual show with cast members Vivian Alvin, Klenn Harrigan, Paige O'Malley, Andrew Quilpa, and assistant director Rocio Medina. MuSEEum is puppet show, art history lesson, and slapstick comedy rolled into one that children will love!

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Community Workshop with Salvatore Pirrone
Nov
5
12:00 PM12:00

Community Workshop with Salvatore Pirrone

Join CulturalDC and artist Salvatore Pirrone for a FREE community workshop outside the SPACE4: Mobile Art Gallery in Yards Park. 

This is your chance to take part in a large community drawing! Using colorful yarn like the pieces found in String Room, you are invited to make a line drawing in the lawn around the gallery. You can draw as an individual or work together with other community members. What shapes or objects will you create with yarn?

All supplies will be provided - you just bring the creative energy!

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String Room
Oct
21
to Nov 15

String Room

By Salvatore Pirrone

WASHINGTON, DC – CulturalDC is pleased to present String Room by Salvatore Pirrone, opening on October 21 at the Yards Park in Capitol Riverfront. In String Room, the first exhibition to take place in the SPACE4: Visual Arts mobile art gallery constructed from a shipping container, Pirrone creates an immersive experience where visitors can explore the themes of inclusion, fragility, and play. Using yarn donated by residents of Ward 6, Pirrone builds an intimate environment where people of all ages and abilities are encouraged to dismantle the room one piece at a time.

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The Wild Party
Sep
21
to Oct 29

The Wild Party

By Constellation Theatre Company

In Andrew Lippa’s sensational award-winning musical, lovers Queenie and Burrs fan the flames of their romance by throwing the ultimate bash in their Manhattan apartment. The parade of colorful guests includes a provocative stranger named Black who catches Queenie’s eye and sparks Burrs’s jealousy. This steamy prohibition tale of insatiable appetites features a sensational score inspired by jazz, vaudeville and gospel music. Winner of the 2000 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical.

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In Cabaret We Trust
Sep
7
4:30 PM16:30

In Cabaret We Trust

By TBD Immersive

Set in the 2020s, In Cabaret We Trust tells the story of DC’s struggling Resistance Cabaret, fighting to stay alive in the capital of the populist-controlled Republic. Congress has revoked DC’s Home Rule, and an ultra-conservative lesbian Senator now controls the city. Under increasing pressure from her constituents to shut down the Cabaret the Senator has chosen tonight to make her big move. Can the Cabaret be saved?

 

 

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