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FRIDAY

Critics don’t quite know what to make of Wendy Woodson and Sharon Wyrrick. Not exactly dance, not exactly theater, their work falls into the “performance” category. But even when put into the mixed-disciplines box, Woodson and Wyrrick’s work seems to fall over the edges. Their nonlinear pieces resist pat endings and juxtapose unusual ideas, movement, or music. (Wyrrick once overlayed “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” with Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata.”) Now, after a long hiatus, both women, who began their careers in Washington, will premiere new solo works. In Miranda, Woodson plays the captain and crew of a ship, searching for a woman who fell overboard. The piece is heavily visual, with a set that incorporates video, special lighting, slides, and a high-tech captain’s chair. Wyrrick’s The Baby Must Walk, a series of monologues written by the artist and others, explores “human mobility”—not just in the physical sense, but mobility of spirit as well. The artists will give a free workshop on their creative processes Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Performances at 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday at Mount Vernon College’s Hand Chapel, 2100 Foxhall Rd. NW. $13.50. (202) 625-4655. (Holly Bass)