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Jane Franklin Dance has a wealth of experience exploring the intersection between dance and performance art. Last year’s Temporal Interference featured three dancers stepping gracefully around a hulking sculpture, triggering changes to the soundtrack in real time. With Incidence, the area’s most forward-thinking troupe revisits the same questions: Do the dancers dictate the flow of the piece, or are they simply responding to stimuli within their environment? This time out, artist Howard Connelly provides the life-size object in the center of Flashpoint’s Mead Theatre Lab, which spins as the dancers orbit its base. Music—in the form of Gina Biver’s tailored soundscape—provides a palpable link to the here-and-now as the dancers alternately fight against (and assist) what seems like a giant impediment. Considering the company’s recent experiences dodging bodies in motion at a skate bowl in the groundbreaking Breaking Ground, finding a rhythmic pulse here ought to be a snap. The show’s run, which begins tonight, continues through Dec. 14.
JANE FRANKLIN DANCE PERFORMS AT 8 P.M. AT FLASHPOINT, 916 G ST. NW. DONATION REQUESTED. (703) 933-1111.