There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
OCTOBER 29 & 30
Terry Niedzialek’s hair sculptures are a mix of hair gel, styrofoam, paint, and such found objects as tree branches and mini-TVs. She’s a performance artist who dances, while wearing her creations, to “visual idea scores” created by her husband, Julius Vitali; together, they’re known as Avant Disregarde. Vitali’s scores are a combination of musical riffs played on four instruments, plus paintings, photographs, and cinema that he projects onto Niedzialek as she dips and whirls around the stage. Site-specific and socially conscious (one recent dance had to do with “the plight of Native Americans”), their stunts blend plastic art with outré fashion. Friday and Saturday, Avant Disregarde performs at Gunston’s Theater Two, followed by a talk-back session with the audience. Performances are at 8 p.m. at Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $10. (703) 358-6960. (Bob Mondello)