Posts Tagged ‘Fell Types’

ToDo ToDay: Other Desert Cities! How to Destroy Angels!

How much are we willing to sacrifice to appease our families? The characters in Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities, now playing at Arena Stage, frequently grapple with this issue, but any sort of consensus between family members seems out of reach. When Brooke, the Wyeth family’s only daughter, returns to celebrate Christmas with her family [...]

ToDo ToDay: Tap Dancin’ and Vintage Domestic Wares

Nobody with ears would question the relationship between jazz and tap dance. Both are the product of intricate rhythms and fierce improvisation. But there may be no better demonstration of that connection than the pairing of pianist McCoy Tyner and tap virtuoso Savion Glover, who have worked together for nearly six years. Tyner, the pianist [...]

C.L.I.T. Fest Takes Over St. Stephen’s and the Black Cat in July

From July 8 to July 10, C.L.I.T. Fest 2011—the acronym stands for "combating latent inequality together"—will be rocking both St. Stephens Church and the Black Cat. The fem-friendly festival has been going on in cities around the country since the first one was held in Minneapolis in 2004. This will be its first time in [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Modern Dance, Follies, and Maybach Music

Amanda Abrams leads this week's arts section with an argument about the state of D.C.'s modern dance scene: It sucks. But it doesn't have to! Mike Madden and I riff on the TV show Bones' shamefully misguided conceptions of D.C.—even though it takes place there. Trey Graham gushes—well, somewhat skeptically—about the much-anticipated Kennedy Center production of [...]