Weekend Arts Agenda: Atlanta Dance debuts Time + Itinerant March 24 2016

Plus, Tom Dudzick's play <I>Hail Mary</i> opens at Stage Door Players.

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Founded in 2015, the Atlanta Dance Collective, a nonprofit group of artists dedicated to bringing engaging contemporary work to the city's dance realm, debuts its theatrical dance performance Time + Itinerant at the Synchronicity Theatre Fri., March 25, and Sat., March 26, at 7 p.m.

Choreographed by Atlanta Dance Collective founders Britt Whitmoyer Fishel and Sarah Stokes, and guest choreographers Gabriella Dorado and Caitlin DuttonTime + Itinerant reflects the artists' interpretations of passing through time and space.


›› Three Atlanta-based visual artists collectively showcase their current exhibits at Georgia State University's Welch Galleries, with artists talks and a closing reception set for Thurs., March 24, from 5-8 p.m. Derek Faust displays incongruent ilk, Nathan Sharratt shares Buy Nathan Sharratt: A Requirement of the Masters of Fine Arts Degree of Georgia State University, and Tori Tinsley showcases Double Distance
The group exhibit is on display thru Sat., March 25. 

›› Award-winning artist Paul Stephen Benjamin stops by Gallery 72 for an artist talk Thurs., March 24, from 6-8 p.m. Benjamin, recipient of the 2014 Artadia Award, discusses the processes and meanings behind Come Over, his current exhibit on view at Gallery 72. His text-heavy exhibit uses language to interrogate cultural narratives and their acceptance by the public.
Come Over runs thru Thurs., April 7


›› Tom Dudzick's dramatic comedy, Hail Mary comes to Stage Door Players, with the opening reception set for Fri., March 25, at 8 p.m. Directed by Dina Shadwell, and starring Theo Harness and Eliana Marianes, the play centers around Mary, a a woman who threatens her future as a nun after sharing her personal, unconventional thoughts on God. Mary's future with the church gets even cloudier when her childhood sweetheart shows up unannounced, professing his love for her. 
Hail Mary runs thru April 17. 

›› Zoetic Dance Ensemble, a nonprofit dance organization "inspired by the unique voice, vision, and experience of women," celebrates Women's History Month with MIXTAPE, a two-night event showcasing dance and film, at the West End Performing Arts Center Fri., March 25-Sat., March 26, at 8 p.m. Lily Baldwin stars and dances alongside the Zoetic Dance performers in Sleepover, the organization's theatrical dance response to Baldwin's 2014 film, Sleepover L.A. The event also features a guest performance by the Susan Cambers Dance Company, and a screening of Sleepover L.A. Following the show on Sun., March 26, Baldwin, and MIXTAPE master class teachers, Sakinah LeStage and Cherrise Wakeham, participate in artist talks. 

Poets & Writers Artist Talk at Charis Books (Thurs., March 24, from 7:30-9 p.m.)
Opine Dance Film Festival at the Synchronicity Theatre (Fri., March 25-Sat., March 26, at 9 p.m.)
Going Places Opening Reception at the Arts Alliance Gallery (Sat., March 26, from 6-8 p.m.)
Umrika Screening and Director Disucssion at Emory University, White Hall (Mon. March 28, at 7 p.m.)
Natural Born Pranksters Screening at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre (Mon., March 28, at 8 p.m.)
Kinky Boots Musical at the Fox Theatre (Tues., March 29-Sun., April 3)
Dwight Eisenhower: Leadership and Character in Challenging Times at the Hendrix-Chenault Theater at the Lovett School (Wed., March 30, at 6 p.m.)
Dope Screening and Producer Discussion at the Georgia Tech Library/atlanta/dope-screening/Event?oid=17055268 (Wed. March 30, at 7 p.m.)
Drone Screening at Atlanta Friends Meeting House (Wed., March 30, at 7 p.m.)
The Cove Book Discussion at the Decatur Library (Wed., March 30, from 7-8:30 p.m.)
Adrienne Shaw Author Talk at Charis Books (Wed., March 30, from 7:30-9 p.m.)