"Call it five guys getting their anti-war freak on," said the Miami Herald in describing SCRATCH AND BURN, hip-hop dance theater from Miami's D-Projects opening in Atlanta Thurs., OCT. 25. Drawing inspiration from such diverse forms as American hip-hop, Zulu and Maori rituals, street combat, and Japanese Butoh dancing, Scratch and Burn traces man's inner hunger to do battle from deserts to jungles, street corners to boardrooms. Written and directed by artistic director Teo Castellanos, Scratch and Burn features original music by Brimstone127 and choreography from the company members. Through Nov. 4. $25. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 5 p.m. 7 Stages Theatre, 1105 Euclid Ave. 404-523-7647. www.7stages.org.