What happens to the human spirit when it is pushed to the limit? That is just one of the questions asked by \”Healing Wars,\” a new dance production that explores the effects of war on returning veterans.
It\’s a dance student\’s dream come true — a weekend full of
workshops and lectures, offered by some of the top names in today\’s professional
The D.C. area is well past the halfway point in its 2013 to 2014 arts season, but performances are not slowing down.
The most unusual part of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performance Sunday afternoon at the Kennedy Center had nothing to do with the dancers onstage. It had to do with the audience.
Living in the shadow of D.C., Northern Virginia is not known for
its excellent ballet performances. But that is on the verge of changing.
Maybe it\’s the glittery sugar plums or Clara\’s fantastical adventure, but seeing a performance of \”The Nutcracker\” during the holiday season always feels magical.
The company of actors and actresses in \”A Christmas Carol\” at Ford\’s Theatre aren\’t just portraying the idea that Christmas is about giving onstage — they\’re living it.
\”Love in Afghanistan\” subverts expectations by taking a relatively predictable love story and throwing in unexpected, and at times, heart-wrenching twists.
The Synetic Theater\’s interpretation of \”The Picture of Dorian Gray\” is a sensual, frenetic and dark portrayal of Oscar Wilde\’s controversial novel.
For an otherwise quiet play, \”The Velocity of Autumn\” begins loudly, with the sound of a large explosion shooting through a dark theater at Arena Stage.
The improv recap of Harry Potter books, plus lots of pop culture references, left the audience at Sidney Harman Hall doubled over in
their seats with laughter.
A story rooted in Irish history unfolded onstage in front of a small theater crammed full of people, including D.C.\’s Irish Embassy (and bravo for the actors and actresses who didn\’t let the loud buzzing and ringing electronic devices during the performance interrupt the flow and feel of their scenes).
The opening of Libertine, Adams Morgan\’s new absinthe bar, has ushered in an era in the District where absinthe is now available without the veil of secrecy it wore for so long.
When Mary Alice Jackson started taking pictures at age 6, she wasn\’t dreaming of one day
starting her own business behind the lens.
When Mary Alice Jackson started taking pictures at age 6, she wasn\’t dreaming of one day starting her own business behind the lens.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.