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Kate Mattingly leads this week’s arts section with an investigation into local dancers’ and choreographers’ opinions on the most high-profile local dance festival, VelocityDC. She finds that some have a problem with many aspects of the event, from its artist fees to its presentation, and it’s not clear whether the festival achieves its most basic mission: to turn more people on to local dance.
In film, Tricia Olszewski shrugs at Atlas Cloud, and declares Pusher a stinker all around. Chris Klimek thinks Dirt at Studio Theatre would be fantastic, slimmed down to a fighting weight; Rebecca Ritzel suggests Ambassador Theater find some better international plays to perform.
Harness Flux‘s John Masters talks to us about his song “Stockholders” for One Track Mind. On the grazer page, I take a closer look at what some of this fiscal year’s D.C. Commission on the Arts Humanities grants pay for, and found that at least some of it is intended to persuade Capital Fringe to stay in D.C.