Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Intersections festival highlights and giveaway


The group Zip Zap Circus is on the must-see list at the Intersections festival. (Courtesy of Zip Zap Circus)
There are just two weekends left the Intersections festival, the event that gathers dozens of performers to explore the points at which disciplines and cultures cross. But the final weeks of the fest at Atlas Performing Arts Center bring some of the biggest surprises: Theater intersects with “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” and Stravinsky will go big band.

Below, we’ve got some of the most promising picks. Join us Thursday at 1 p.m. for the Going Out Gurus’ weekly Got Plans? chat, when we’ll be giving away two tickets to an Intersections event: DCypher Dance’s Friday-night show, “Access Granted,” which melds hip-hop and other styles. To enter the contest, just join us during the chat, and we’ll tell you what you have to do to win. Submit questions for the chat here.

“From Shuffle to Show Boat”

The In Series presents a cabaret-musical tribute to early 20th-century Broadway, with songs from such musicals as “Shuffle Along” (1920) and “The Vagabond King” (1925).

AirBorne D.C. and Zip Zap Circus USA: Getting AirBorne

A family-friendly hour-long performance by a collective of aerialists, modern dancers and emerging circus performers explores “the intersections between dance and circus, poetry and comedy, youth and age, America and South Africa, and ultimately the ground and the air.”

Slam Theatre 2.0: The Miseducation

New Galaxy Theatre Group pays homage to the groundbreaking album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” through spoken word and sketch comedy. (For adults only)

Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra: The Re-Write of Spring

Jazz-heads and classical fans have a reason to come together: Conductor Darryl Brenzel will lead this 17-piece ensemble in a performance that all but asks, “What if Stravinsky went big band?”

“Locomotion”

Check out the new work for young people fostered by the blossoming Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences, but in an intimate setting. The play “Locomotion,” for ages 8 and older, follows 11-year-old Lonnie Motion, who must face the challenges of having his world turned upside down (he has a new home, a new school and a new caregiver). Poetry provides an answer. March 10 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. $15; $8 students; $10 seniors.

“Fly”

This show, written and performed by Joe Edwards, tells the many stories of a man attempting to survive in New York and all the while dreaming of flight. (For adults only)

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