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DEMO by Damian Woetzel: Now

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 7:30 PM

Ballet & Contemporary Dance DIRECT CURRENT

The former NYCB principal dancer curates and hosts an evening of recent commissions and D.C. premieres from some of today’s most creative voices in dance and music.


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DEMO by Damian Woetzel: Now
Featuring Sara Mearns, Silas Riener, Rashaun Mitchell, Lil Buck, Brooklyn Rider, and others

Former New York City Ballet principal dancer turned director/choreographer/thought leader Damian Woetzel—who was recently named as the next president of The Juilliard School—curates and hosts the third season of his interdisciplinary DEMO series. 

This installment presents recent commissions and D.C. premieres from some of today’s most creative voices in dance and music. The evening includes a new work choreographed by Pam Tanowitz, with music by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Caroline Shaw, and the Kennedy Center premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s solo Fandango, danced by New York City Ballet star Sara Mearns and set to the music of Boccherini.

Additional artists appearing include the game-changing string quartet Brooklyn Rider, Memphis jookin street dance pioneer Lil Buck, and former Merce Cunningham Dance Company performers and modern dance luminaries Silas Riener and Rashaun Mitchell.

This event is part of the Kennedy Center's annual new celebration DIRECT CURRENT—an immersive showcase for cutting-edge contemporary arts and culture with a focus on interdisciplinary creations.

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