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Tony Powell is an artistic whirlwind. Best known for the dance pieces he has composed and choreographed for his company Music and Movement (founded in 1995), this D.C.-born, Juilliard-bred multitasker is also a filmmaker, writer, photographer, sculptor, and graphic designer. Currently at work on his fourth symphony, and the recipient of acclaim last year for an Aaron Copland homage for the Joffrey Ballet, Powell will tonight combine a few of his interests in “Tony Powell’s Digital Visions.” This event will feature a dance performance accompanied by Powell’s distinctively edited backing films, including one inspired by some of the minimalist art on display at the Hirshhorn. Dancewise, expect the evening to cover the artist’s diverse tastes: Powell is a partisan of both frenetic Carnaval-influenced movement (his mother was of Brazilian decent), as well as contemporary classical dance that utilizes his passion for the sounds of Steve Reich and Arvo Pärt. The performance begins at 8 p.m. at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 7th and Independence Avenue NW. Free. (202) 357-2700. (Steve Kiviat)