Dance


DEMO: Song Dance

DEMO by Damian Woetzel: Song & Dance

Mon, Apr 3, 2017, 8:00 PM

Dubbed the "Matchmaker" by the New York Times, Damian Woetzel has recently garnered acclaim for creating unusual combinations of music, dance, and theater. He brings together skilled artists to explore music and dance in this unique event.

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Urban Bush Women: Kinetic Kids

Urban Bush Women: Kinetic Kids

Thu, Apr 6, 2017, 5:30 PM

Children ages five to ten are invited to share the joy of moving! During the session discover the fun of creative movement and contribute to a culture of health through dance games geared towards children.

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Urban Bush Women: Dance for Every Body

Urban Bush Women: Dance for Every Body

Thu, Apr 6, 2017, 7:00 PM

This movement jam/dance class embraces the ideas that each individual has a unique and powerful contribution to make, and that our bodies are a powerful source of agency. It is designed for the community so no prior dance experience is needed.

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Urban Bush Women: Walking with 'Trane

Urban Bush Women: Walking with 'Trane

Apr 7 - Apr 8, 2017

The celebrated company known for vivid performances and intelligent dance pieces performs a new work that explores the legacy of jazz musician John Coltrane, visualizing his life's work through dance and eye-catching multimedia components.

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Urban Bush Women: Master Class

Master Class: Urban Bush Women

Sat, Apr 8, 2017, 11:00 AM

This participatory, intermediate to advanced level class for adults is led by company members from Urban Bush Women.

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peh/LO/tah

Hip Hop Culture: /peh-LO-tah/ - a futbol framed freedom suite

Jun 9 - Jun 11, 2017

Marc Bamuthi Joseph explores soccer by layering poetry, movement, visuals, and music into a fresh theatrical form based on Hip Hop aesthetics. This world premiere co-commission features verbally and physically energetic performances.

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Lotus: Tap Stars with Joseph Webb, Baakari Wilder, Omar Edwards, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Derik Grant, Dulé Hill, and Jason Samuels Smith

Lotus: Tap Stars Reunite to Celebrate the Art Form

Sat, Oct 7, 2017, 7:30 PM

A local dance group of seven tap dancing artists, connected through their Broadway background in Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk, reunite for a night of performances choreographed to honor the roots of tap dance, their predecessors, and each other, all to live jazz music.


Matthew Bourne’s production of The Red Shoes

Matthew Bourne's production of The Red Shoes

Oct 10 - Oct 15, 2017

A beloved fairy tale and an Academy Award–winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its story of obsession, possession, and one young woman's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world.


Japanese Connections

Japanese Connections: featuring Kazunori Kumagai and Yumi Kurosawa

Wed, Oct 18, 2017, 7:30 PM

Tap dancer Kazunori Kumagai and koto player Yumi Kurosawa join forces to pay tribute to the connection forged between the Kennedy Center and the government and people of Japan who supported the original opening of the Terrace Theater.


DEMO I: Jerome Robbins – American Dance Genius

DEMO by Damian Woetzel: Jerome Robbins--American Dance Genius

Oct 20 - Oct 21, 2017

A stellar cast celebrates the launch of legendary choreographer Jerome Robbins's centennial in a rehearsal-style performance hosted by Damian, who worked closely with Robbins during his career at NYCB. This special DEMO will explore the magnificent repertory created for ballet and Broadway, from Fancy Free to West Side Story, revealing the work behind the work of one of America's greatest dance visionaries.


The Kennedy Center

Master Class: Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Mon, Nov 27, 2017, 7:00 PM

The Explore the Arts Master Class series gives you an opportunity to take classes led by some of the most talented and creative artists in the world of dance. This participatory, intermediate to advanced level, class for adults is led by company members from Camille A. Brown & Dancers.


Camille A. Brown

Camille A. Brown & Dancers: BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play / ink

Dec 1 - Dec 2, 2017

Prolific and highly acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown makes her Kennedy Center debut with two full-evening works performed on separate nights: BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play and ink. Both performed to original live music, these two fascinating productions celebrate diversity, community, history, and finding oneself through daring dance.


The Kennedy Center

Master Class: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Mon, Feb 5, 2018, 7:00 PM

The Explore the Arts Master Class series gives you an opportunity to take classes led by some of the most talented and creative artists in the world of dance. This participatory, intermediate to advanced level, Horton Technique class for adults is led by company members from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Feb 6 - Feb 11, 2018

Now more than ever, the world needs the power of dance to bring people together and connect us all by our common humanity. For its annual Kennedy Center engagement, the beloved company will continue to push the art form into fascinating new territory, with multiple programs as unique and phenomenal as the Ailey dancers themselves.


Diavolo: L.O.S.T.

DIAVOLO: L.O.S.T.

Feb 23 - Feb 24, 2018

Highly original contemporary dance ensemble DIAVOLO uses "architecture in motion" to explore the relationship between the human body and its environment. L.O.S.T., or Losing One's Self Temporarily, uses meticulously designed structures to explore, in two parts, what divides and unites us as we traverse through our daily lives.


DEMO II: Protest

DEMO by Damian Woetzel: Now

Wed, Mar 7, 2018, 7:30 PM

This special DEMO event will present recently commissioned works and D.C. premieres by creative voices of today, including Alexei Ratmansky's critically acclaimed Fandango, set to the music of Luigi Boccherini.


The Kennedy Center

Master Class: Mark Morris Dance Group

Tue, Mar 20, 2018, 7:00 PM

The Explore the Arts Master Class series gives you an opportunity to take classes led by some of the most talented and creative artists in the world of dance. This participatory, intermediate to advanced level, class for adults is led by company members from Mark Morris Dance Group.


Mark Morris Dance Company: Layla and Majnun

Mark Morris Dance Group and Silk Road Ensemble: Layla and Majnun

Mar 22 - Mar 24, 2018

Based on an ancient Persian tale as poignant and beautiful as Romeo and Juliet, Layla and Majnun tells a passionate story of tragic love. When a young man's zealous feelings for his childhood love Layla earn him the nickname Majnun, or "possessed," his perceived madness turns their would-be union into scandal, misfortune, and eternal longing.


Nederlands Dans Theater

Nederlands Dans Theater

Apr 4 - Apr 6, 2018

Known for pushing boundaries with its bold repertory and distinct virtuosity, Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) is prominently imprinted with an avant-garde aesthetic. Based in The Hague, this pioneering Dutch company's non-conformist, progressive productions have put its collective of astonishingly talented dancers on the international map.


The Kennedy Center

Master Class: Andersson Dance

Wed, Apr 25, 2018, 7:00 PM

The Explore the Arts Master Class series gives you an opportunity to take classes led by some of the most talented and creative artists in the world of dance. This participatory, intermediate to advanced level, class for adults is led by company members from Andersson Dance.


Scottish Ensemble and Andersson Dance

Andersson Dance and Scottish Ensemble: Goldberg Variations--ternary patterns for insomnia

Apr 26 - Apr 28, 2018

Art forms merge and surge with sublime synergy as Stockholm-based Andersson Dance and Glasgow-based Scottish Ensemble become true partners, interacting onstage in a seamless display of talent. Johann Sebastian Bach's sparkling masterpiece comes to stunning life through a whirlwind of movement and sound in this entrancing collaboration.

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