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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 7

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Jessica Lang Dance will perform in the final program in the National Symphony Orchestra's "NEW MOVES: symphony + dance festival."
Jessica Lang Dance
Jessica Lang Dance will perform in the final program in the National Symphony Orchestra's "NEW MOVES: symphony + dance festival."

May 7-31: The Rulebreaker Rep: Bloody Poetry and Charm

Taffety Punk Theatre Company isn’t known for following rules, and neither are the characters in the group’s current productions. The two plays in The Rulebreaker Rep focus on literary giants from the 1800s who buck the mainstream and march to the beat of their own hearts, challenging conventional methods of writing, loving and living. You can see Bloody Poetry by Howard Brenton and Charm by Kathleen Cahill in repertory at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop in Southeast through May 31.

May 7-17: NEW MOVES: symphony + dance

Contemporary American choreographers are joining forces with the National Symphony Orchestra for a two-week festival of American music and dance featuring newly-commissioned choreography by Keigwin + Company, New Ballet Ensemble, and Jessica Lang Dance. You can attend NEW MOVES: symphony + dance at The Kennedy Center through May 17.

Music: “Soul Rebels” by Reflection Eternal

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