Atlas Intersections Festival

The Washington Post returns as founding media sponsor of the 10th annual Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival running Feb. 21 – March 3, 2019 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C. INTERSECTIONS invites audiences to discover how art, culture and connection happen on H Street through more than 100 performances by 500 featured artists in music, dance, theatre, film, family events and more.

Guests can join Washington Post reporters throughout the festival for live conversations following shows:

Washington Post national reporter Wesley Lowery will host a live discussion with director Joel Fendelman following a film screening of “Man on Fire.”

Description:

Grand Saline, Texas, a town east of Dallas, has a history of racism, a history the community doesn’t talk about. This shroud of secrecy ended when one man self-immolated to protest their racism in 2014, shining a spotlight on the town’s dark past. “Man on Fire” untangles the pieces of this protest and questions the racism in Grand Saline today.

Date and time:

Saturday, Feb. 23

2:15 p.m. EST

Location:

Atlas Performing Arts Center

1333 H St NE

Washington, DC

Washington Post local arts reporter Peggy McGlone will host a live discussion with climate change policy expert and dance professional Diana Movius following a performance of “GLACIER: A Climate Change Ballet” by the Moveius Contemporary Ballet

Description:

“GLACIER: A Climate Change Ballet,” directed by DC-based climate change policy expert and dance professional Diana Movius. GLACIER unveils a world affected by climate change by placing a changing Arctic environment in front of the audience. RITE OF SPRING, CRASH OF FALL: combines the iconic Rite of Spring score and storyline with anniversary of the financial collapse to probe themes of power, accountability, and collective action.

Date and time:

Thursday, Feb. 21

8:00 p.m. EST

Location:

Atlas Performing Arts Center

1333 H St NE

Washington, DC

Throughout INTERSECTIONS, audiences can enjoy free performances offered through The Washington Post Café Concert Series. The events are open to the public and will be held in the Kogod Lobby of Atlas Performing Arts Center. Show times vary between 30 minutes and two hours. Featured performers include Flo Anito and Seth Kibel, Clara Delfina, Benjamin Gates and more. See the full lineup here.

To purchase tickets or to learn more about the INTERSECTIONS Festival, visit atlasarts.org/intersections.