Here & Now

Tonight (1/24) through Sunday (1/26), visit Casa de la Luna in Petworth for their production of Go, a wordless story performed by Pablo Guillén and Rodin Ruíztwo people who casually meet on stage to transform poetry into movement, trying to decipher whether this ‘accidental’ encounter was in fact part of some grander fate. This performance is ‘in Spanish only,’ but appears to be physical theater requiring no translation for non-Spanish speakers. Get tickets at this link.

Next weekend, check out SHiFTiNG TECHNOLOGiA, an evening-length work at Joe’s Movement Emporium that casts humans as malleable pieces of technology trying to shape our shared past, present and future. This production features the artist ensemble Movement Graffiti and creator Shawn Stone, who draws on his background in dance, gymnastics, martial arts and circus to create work. Shows are next Friday (1/31) and Saturday (2/1) at 8 p.m. and Sunday (2/2) at 4 p.m. Get tickets at this link.

If old-school storytelling and puppetry are your thing, don’t miss World in a Box: DC’s Festival of Cajas and Crankies next Saturday (2/1) at 6 p.m. at Rhizome DC. Crankies are hand-cranked scrolls that use shapes, shadows and puppets to tell live narratives. Rhizome will also feature puppet shows designed for one and surprising miniature worlds hidden throughout the venue. Tickets are $15 (suggested donation and sliding scale), and kid-friendly shows will take place before 7:30 p.m. Get more information and purchase tickets at this link.

Juggling meet-ups this week include:

  • Juggling class at TSNY-DC will happen on Sunday (1/26) at 1:30 p.m., and you can also check out their supervised practice sessions on Fridays at 5:45 p.m. Sign up on their website.
  • Juggling class at Monarca in Flight will happen on Wednesday (1/29) at 7 p.m. Register on their website.
  • The University of Maryland juggling club will resume meeting on Wednesday (1/29)  and Friday (1/31) from 4-6 p.m. in the downstairs atrium of the Art-Sociology Building.
  • The Fairfax Juggling club will meet on Thursday (1/30) from 7:30-10 p.m. in the Key Middle School cafeteria.