Jarman (all this maddening beauty)


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April 17-27, 2014

“This young company will be a force in our theatre community for years to come” – DC Metro Theatre Arts
“force/collision strikingly fulfills its mission to create new performance works” – The Washington Blade
“The sheer visual theatricality of the young company is impressive” – DC Theatre Scene

From the company that created the world premieres “Shape” and “The Nautical Yards” comes a brave, new performance inspired by the life and work of filmmaker Derek Jarman (“Caravaggio”, “The Tempest”). Jarman (all this maddening beauty) will feature an invigorating mash-up of video projections and live performance with a text from OBIE Lifetime Achievement Award-winning playwright Caridad Svich. These performances will kick off its US and UK tour.

More information on force/collision can be found at force-collision.org

General: $20
Student with ID: $10

PWYC Preview: April 17 at 8:00 pm
Opening Night: April 19 at 8:00 pm

April 18 at 8:00 pm
April 20 at 4:00 pm
April 23 at 8:00 pm
April 24 at 8:00 pm
April 25 at 8:00 pm
April 26 at 8:00 pm
April 27 at 4:00 pm

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Martha Redbone

April 25, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Take a walk on the wilder shores of rhythm and blues when award winning artist Martha Redbone lights up the Atlas stage. Redbone’s music blends Native American elements with funk, Appalachian folk, and Piedmont blues. Her album, The Garden of Love- The Songs of William Blake, blends all elements of her roots to bring to life the poems of the famous poet; echoing an earlier time and place through elements of folk, country gospel, stomp chants, and the high lonesome of a front porch Sunday picking.


Advance: $28.50
Door: $33.50
Student: $20.00 with valid ID

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Sō Percussion

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April 26, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Since 1999, Sō Percussion has been creating music that explores all the extremes of emotion and musical possibility. Called an “Experi- mental powerhouse” by the Village Voice, “astonishing and entrancing” by Billboard Magazine, and “brilliant” by The New York Times, the Brooklyn-based quartet’s innovative work with today’s most exciting composers and their own original music has quickly helped them forge a unique and diverse career.

Program: Where (we) Live

Where do we live?

For eight years, So Percussion has made our home in Brooklyn amid two million five hundred thousand others. In our city, each of the group’s four members has constructed a personal ecosystem we call home. These homes are bound by space, time, sound and image. Equally, these spaces house rewarding, frustrating, supporting, damaging, tangible and never understood relationships.

When we leave those homes, our four members unite to create another artistic home, with its own unspoken rules and expectations; its own rhythm of interaction, its own banalities and mystery.

Where (we) Live questions all these homes by purposefully inviting the unknown to “come on over.” We’ve asked video artists, songwriters, painters, choreographers, directors and others to substantively alter our process. The resulting performance contains a society of possibilities: composed pieces, chance elements, visual associations, and theatrical interactions.

Advance: $35.50
Door: $38.50
Student: $20.00 with valid ID; Door sales only

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I Draw Slow

I Draw Slow
May 3, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Dublin band I Draw Slow has been setting records in their native Ireland. The sound of the five-piece band has been compared to Alison Krauss and with a sound rooted in the old style of the Appalachian Mountains, drawing on Irish traditional music and modern Americana.

Advance: $28.50
Door: $33.50
Student: $20.00 with valid ID

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JOMDC Companies in Concert

Joy of Motion Dance Center

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May 3-4, 2014

Join Joy of Motion Dance Center as they celebrate another season of dance! Don’t miss this noisy celebration of dance!

DanceFusion Jazz Project, Jazz Factor, Raqs Jameel & Vibe Tribe!
Saturday, May 3 at 6:30 pm & Sunday, May 4 at 4:00 pm
This concert features jazz companies, DanceFusion Jazz Project and Jazz Factor, world dance company Raqs Jameel and hip hop from their newest company Vibe Tribe!

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Groove Elements, Soles of Steel & Rhythmix!
Saturday, May 3 at 8:30 pm & Sunday, May 4 at 2:00 pm
This concert features hip hop companies Groove Elements and Rhythmix, tap company Soles of Steel, and guest performances by Hip Hop Company Prep and Tap Company Prep!

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ONLINE Adult $20

ONLINE child/student/senior $17
DAY OF Adult $25
DAY of child/student/senior $20

Nnenna Freelon

Atlas Presents

Nnenna Freelon
May 8, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Called, “a jazz singer with unstinting vivacity,” (New York Times), Six-time Grammy Award nominee, Nnenna Freelon, is an accomplished jazz vocalist. She has worked with Indi Hip Hop band, The Roots, Gospel group, Take 6, guitarist Earl Klugh and pianist, Ramsey Lewis, Sir Elton John, Italian tenor, Andrea Bocelli, and so many more. Freelon is known for her ability to interpret songs in their truest form.

Advance: $28.50
Door: $33.50
Student: $20.00

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This tour engagement of Nnenna Freelon is funded through Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s Jazz Touring Network program with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Atlas Underground: Not Your Usual Gala

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October 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Atlas Underground
Not your usual gala…This time it’s a masquerade!

Black tie optional, mask optional.

Join this exciting annual fundraiser for the Atlas–Washington DC’s contemporary, cutting-edge performing arts center. The evening is an exhilarating combination of performances, dining, dancing, and celebrating the finest artistic expression. The party takes place back stage, on-stage, and in other spaces rarely seen by audiences!

For information about sponsorship contact Claire Carlin, Director of Development, ccarlin@atlasarts.org or 202-399-7993 x 109.


Individual: $255
Purchase 4 or more tickets for $200 each. Call the Atlas Box Office at 202.399.7993 ext. 2.

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Supported by:
Sprenger Lang Foundation
Insight Property Group
Ann Belkov
Metropolitan Engineering
Barbara Faculjak and Jim McCarthy
Minerva Marketing
Showcall USA

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May 9 & 10 at 8:00 pm


Collide with music’s past and present through hip hop samples and actual liner notes from your favorite artists. This electrifying show combines live music, poetry and a multimedia design that enhances a medley of your favorite jams while bridging together generations of music lovers.

Liner Notes premiered at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in 2012 and has since become a successful series with several installments. To date, Liner Notes has had over seventeen live performances and has paid tribute to approx. 200 artists and their music. Featuring Paige Hernandez, Baye Harrell, Akua Allrich and Kris Funn’s Corner Store Jazz Quintet.. bflyentertainment.com/

Advance: $20
Door: $25

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“After-School Special”


May 9 at 8;00 pm

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, SpeakeasyDC and Teaching for Change will premier “After-School Special: A Night of True Stories By & About Educators.”

$25 Advance
$30 Door
$10 K-12 students

Tickets: $50
One (1) ticket to the show
An invitation for you and a guest to an exclusive pre-show reception w/ special guest
Seats in the VIP section
A donation to Teaching for Change (valued at $50)

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David T. Little’s Soldier Songs

David T. Little's Soldier Songs
May 17-18, 2014

Soldier Songs is an evening-length multimedia event from composer David T. Little that combines elements of theater, opera, rock-infused-concert music, and animation to explore the perceptions versus the realities of the Soldier, the exploration of loss and exploitation of innocence, and the difficulty of expressing the truth of war. Music can be easily co-opted to serve a political or ideological message or it can equally be a vehicle for reflection, engagement, and emotional connection, as is seen in this gripping music-theatre work.

Advance: $38.50
Door: $43.50
Student: $ 20.00 with valid student ID. Door sales only

Saturday, May 17 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 18 at 4:00 pm

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Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation


This engagement of David T. Little is a DC Performing Arts Presenters Initiative project, made possible through funding by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.


The Atlas Performing Arts Center is pleased to acknowledge The Randy Hostetler Living Room Music Project and Fund as Founding Sponsor of the New Music at the Atlas series.

International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)

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May 29, 2014 at 8:00 pm

International Contemporary Ensemble has been receiving rave reviews for its innovative and inventive approaches to crafting new music and engaging audiences. With a flexible roster of 33 leading instrumentalists performing in forces ranging from solos to large ensembles, ICE functions as performer, presenter, and educator, advancing the music of our time. Since its founding in 2001, ICE has premiered over 500 compositions, the bulk of them by emerging composers, in venues ranging from New York’s Lincoln Center and Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art to galleries, bars, clubs, and schools around the world.

Tickets: $15

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The Atlas Performing Arts Center is pleased to acknowledge The Randy Hostetler Living Room Music Project and Fund as Founding Sponsor of the New Music at the Atlas series and Verne Global as sponsor of this presentation.


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American Embassy of Dance Presents: For the Love of Tap

American Embassy of Dance

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May 23, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Join American Embassy of Dance as we commemorate the 25th Anniversary of National Tap Dance Day, with performances by local artists and dancers from across the Nation.

Adults: $25
Child: $25
Senior: $25

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American MusicFest Part II

Capital City Symphony

May 4 at 5:00 pm
CCS American MusicFest Part II
Barber, Adagio for Strings
Barber, Knoxville, Summer of 1915 with Mary Gresock, soprano
plus Brahms, Symphony No. 2


Adults: $25.00
Child (16& Under): FREE;
Student (16+): $15.oo; Student tickets can only be purchased at the door with valid student ID

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Lisa Loomer’s comedy, Distracted

Arcturus Theater Company

June 12-22

Lisa Loomer’s comedy, Distracted
Nine-year-old Jesse’s teacher informs the boy’s parents that Jesse may have Attention Deficit Disorder, setting off the parents’ zany quest to improve the child’s quality of life. Associated Press calls the comedy “a smartly comic, sharply observant and surprisingly humane play.”  Living in a world where we are bombarded with information, the comedy shines hilarity and light on what really matters.

Adults: $32
Senior: $29 (Age 62+)
Student with ID: $29
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Thursday, June 12 8:00 PM
Friday June 13 8:00 PM
Saturday June 14 8:00 PM
Sunday June 15 8:00 PM
Wednesday June 18 8:00 PM
Thursday June 19 8:00 PM
Friday June 20 8:00 PM
Saturday June 21 8:00 PM
Sunday June 22 3:00 PM


Justin Thomas Ritchie’s CD Release Concert

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June 14 at 8:00 PM

CD Release Concert for Justin Thomas Ritchie’s first full-length recording, “Feels Like Home”

General: $20
Length: 2 hours

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