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Tonight’s Face of America program is not a salute to television addicts. It’s the premiere event of a series that intends to celebrate the relationship of America’s cultural heritage and its national parks. Project Bandaloop is an aerial dance company based in Oakland, Calif. The group manages to merge choreography with rock climbing while performing thousands of feet up in the air. Seattle’s Space Needle, California’s Pacific Ocean cliffs, and, most recently, the high walls of Yosemite (with its waterfalls spraying behind them) have made beautiful backdrops to Bandaloop’s airborne fetes. Though you won’t find stunning cliffs at Wolf Trap, high-definition images of the troupe’s Yosemite performance will be shown on three screens while the live Bandaloop dancers (attached by ropes to the rafters of the venue) swoop and gyrate to the sounds of Native American flutist Robert Mirabal. With the American Indian Dance Theater at 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $8-$28. (703) 218-6500. (Steve Kiviat)