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RIOULT will perform at GMU's Center for the Arts tonight. The New York-based company is the brainchild of Pascal Rioult, a former Martha Graham Dance Company principal dancer and celebrated choreographer.
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RIOULT will perform at GMU's Center for the Arts tonight. The New York-based company is the brainchild of Pascal Rioult, a former Martha Graham Dance Company principal dancer and celebrated choreographer.

Mar. 9-10: Our City Film Festival
The only festival showcasing D.C.-focused films returns this weekend at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Our City Film Festival will present 12 films in four screening blocks on Sunday, with festivities, such as a Chinese Lion Dance performance, which will precede the screening of Chinatown, a short documentary about the difficulties faced by the remaining native residents living in the now-gentrified Chinatown neighborhood. Other films run the gamut from a documentary about Metro's Red Line to Oxygen for the Ears: Living Jazz, a documentary covering the history and current state of Washington's Jazz scene.

Mar. 8: Rioult
You can head to George Mason University's Center for the Arts in Fairfax at 8 p.m. tonight for the D.C.-area debut of modern dance ensemble RIOULT.

Mar. 9: Tale of a Tiger: An Afternoon with Rachel Hynes
You can go to Theatre on the Run in Arlington at 2 p.m. tomorrow for Tale of a Tiger, a storytelling by Rachel Hynes. The imaginative original story is about a forest-dwelling girl who becomes a tiger.

Music: "You're Mine" by Billy Taylor

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