Intersections Festival at the Atlas

pic courtesy of The Atlas Performing Arts Center
pic courtesy of The Atlas Performing Arts Center

For its fifth year, the Intersections Festival at the Atlas Theater is bringing together all kinds of exciting performances you can’t find anywhere else…and certainly not all under one roof.  Over three weekends from February 21 to March 8, singers, dancers, actors, puppeteers, and more will not only perform but interact with the audience.

The Atlas has brought together the performers and offers a platform for audience interaction.  By pairing free artist conversations with the paid performances, the audience gets a chance to not only see, but learn about the show they’re seeing.  “Music Geeks Meet Up” follows the Acoustic Disturbance reed quintet.  “Circus for Life–A Workshop of Discovery”, wherein audience members discover their inner clown, pairs with Zip Zap Circus’s Above and Beyond.

The festival tracks along four “roadmaps”: sound, movement, story, and family.  In Wednesday’s festival preview, three vastly different performances were put on display–Acoustic Disturbance, a reed quintet, played wind instruments with a flair for Queen; Furia Flamenca Dance Company stomped a snippet of Recordando la Alhambra; and The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington performed a poignant ballad.

Shows can run about $10-30, with ample room for discounts by purchasing more than one performance.  The theater wants repeat customers, wants people to become excited about what they’re seeing and learning.  So come out and take a chance on something unexpected…you may be back for more.


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