Local Dance Commissioning Project: Angella Foster’s Speechless
Angella Foster’s commissioned piece uses movement, text, live music, and video projections to tell the stories of families who care for special needs children who cannot speak. Using her cousin Taylor’s story and interviews with her aunt as a starting point, Speechless gives a voice to the struggle to love, communicate with, and care for a silent child in a noisy world.
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Listen Local First: The Sweater Set
Listen Local First presents local folkstresses The Sweater Set and Jessica Eliot Myhre of the Bumper Jacksons and Letitia VanSant who will perform vintage love songs in celebration of Valentine’s Day. The duo backs up their vocal harmonies with ukulele, clarinet, guitar, and upright bass.
| The Sweater Set |
LeeAnet Noble and Team Vicious
The female percussion dance troupe Team Vicious performs exciting, and never-before-seen body music in collaboration with Lauretta Noble, Lionel Daniels, DJ The Josh Craig, recording artist Yahzarah, Kwame Opare (Stomp), Arin Maya, and other guests.
| Team Vicious |
WNO Preview: Members of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program offer a preview performance of the company’s upcoming production, Kurt Weill’s Lost in the Stars (Feb. 12–20 in the Eisenhower Theater).
| Washington National Opera |
This performance features Beijing Opera, an art form combining singing, speaking, acting, and martial arts; traditional instrumental music on pipa, erhu, and bamboo flute; and stunning acrobatics of skills.
| Henan Arts Troupe |