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Dupont Underground is soliciting proposals for an installation that will reuse 650,000 plastic balls left over from "The Beach" at The National Building Museum.

In Washington National Opera’s “Cinderella,” silent rodents comment on the action onstage through mime.

Maggie Kudirka, 24, had been rehearsing a new dance for nearly four months before she found out what it was about: her. “Blank Canvas,” which premieres at the American Dance Institute on Friday as part of “Air Mail Dances,” portrays the “emotional roller coaster” of Kudirka’s life since she was diagnosed with incurable breast cancer last summer, choreographer Runqiao Du says.

Purists beware. Few of the 120-plus dance, theater and music events at the sixth annual Atlas Intersections Festival fit neatly into a single category.

Judy Garland collaborates with Judy Garland in a video installation at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Also: D.C. Zinefest and the entertainment enjoyment matrix.

If you head to Baltimore this weekend, it’ll be hard to miss Artscape.

On Thursday, five dogs will vie for a single spot in the BSO’s production of “A Midsummer’s Night Dream.”

You have to give Betsy James credit for originality. The 17-year-old’s idea of a good first date with her future husband, Andrew Wyeth, was to take him to meet her disabled, incontinent, middle-aged friend.

Sculptor Jun Kaneko has been screening his calls. Ever since the San Francisco Opera debuted the Japanese-American artist’s whimsical sets and costumes for Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” in 2012, directors have been clamoring for his designs.

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