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Jane Franklin Dance Presents: EyeSoar

February 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

“make as much noise as we want, no one will care”

The connotation of “eyesore”, an unpleasant sight in a public place, spins in EyeSOAR as audio, video and movement highlight the wonderful people and organizations in an industrial neighborhood. Space is getting tighter and longtime occupants nestle within change.

Older cinder block buildings that have undergone multiple renovations, different ownership, and many uses stand alongside gentrification, changing demographics and new purpose. EyeSOAR is a tribute to the S Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington neighborhood, its landscape and the people who call it home. Performers are Philip Baraoidan, Kelsey Rohr, Amy Scaringe, Brynna Shank, and Rebecca Weiss with music by Don Zientara, founder of Inner Ear Studio, a recording studio engaged by musicians including Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters. Interviews are by Charles Meng, Director of Arlington Food Assistance Center, founder Don Zientara of Inner Ear Studio, Mike Katrivanos of New District Brewing, Rudy Flores of Automotive Express, Travis Hackney, Weenie Beenie, Mary Stewart (Vice President, External Affairs WETA), Megan Carney, Dept of Parks and Recreation, Jessica Ward of The Board Hound, and Uzi Samee Cultural Affairs Specialist.

Bringing awareness to an every day but heavy utilized and under-recognized public site,
“Jane Franklin Dance mixes sound, video, and movement, often in refreshing and compelling ways that don’t lose sight of narrative.”Nanda Srikantaiah, Dance Metro DC

About Jane Franklin Dance
Jane Franklin Dance partners with music, media, visual artists and community participants. Jane Franklin Dance has been presented at multiple venues and festivals and internationally in Mexico. A recipient of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Creative Communities Award, Jane has developed innovative and collaborative projects combining dancers with the round wall skateboarding community, with a life-size kinetic sculpture, with the architecture of a specific site, with dogs & owners, and with interactive live video and sound for numerous public art projects. Jane Franklin is a recipient of the American Association of University Women Elizabeth Campbell Award for the Advancement of the Arts in Arlington, and her video work Four Mile Run Footbridge was selected for PHOTO/VIDEO 13: Juried Mid-Atlantic Exhibition. Jane Franklin Dance has been recognized by Virginia’s Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. The company tours for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Paul Mellon Arts in Education Program and the Virginia Commission’s Tour Directory.


About Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival
“Where the Art World and Real World Intersect” February 19 to March 1, 2020
The Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival is a performing arts festival that presents work that impacts our society, culture, and world by informing, inspiring, educating, and entertaining. INTERSECTIONS is about presenting excellent art that inspires a connected community, engaged artists and audiences alike, and creates a vibrant neighborhood, city, and world. We are interested in unique perspectives and art that connects us to the many facets of our humanity.

Two weeks of performing and visual arts that celebrate the diversity, energy, and excellence of artists and audiences from DC and beyond. EyeSOAR is presented as part of the Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, February 19- March 1, 2020.

Price: $25
Purchase Tickets Here

Call 202.399.7993 x 2


February 22, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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