EDGEWORKS Dance Theater
Six-time Metro DC Dance Award winner EDGEWORKS Dance Theater (EDT), founded by choreographer and Artistic Director Helanius J. Wilkins, performs a work in progress, Trigger, which addresses issues of class and how economic conditions affect individual choice, exposing the double standards of the differential treatment received by minorities. Yes (2000), A Love Crisis (2006), and Playground (2009) round out the program.
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Exciting and ground-breaking musical duo Tarana—featuring Rick Parker (trombone/synth) and Ravish Momin (drums/electronics)—present an evening of music that blurs the boundaries between the electronic and the acoustic. Drawing on a vast array of influences ranging from Jazz to Bollywood and utilizing digital and analog electronics, the duo layers live loops, harmonies, textures, and lush ambience on top of tight-knit acoustic instruments to create a symphonic sound that explores rhythms from across the world.
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For International Jazz Day, Offlines Project feat. Yinon Muallem & Guy Mintus presents a border-defying duet that marries influences from Turkish makam to Indian rhythms, Jewish melodies, and originals treated through the lens of jazz improvisation.
The Millennium Stage presents a special preview of Funk Parade, the D.C. day fair, music festival, and parade which will take place on May 7 along the U Street corridor. The parade celebrates the city’s vibrant cultural past, as well as showcases the current artistic community.
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