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Local Dance Commissioning Project

The Millennium Stage Local Dance Commissioning Project (LDCP) supports the local dance community by nurturing the creation of new dance work and presenting that new work to a wide audience via the Millennium Stage, the Kennedy Center's free daily performance series. Learn More

Schedule

List of upcoming Millennium Stage performances.

Archives

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P.A.F.E.

Learn about the goals and mission of the Performing Arts for Everyone initiative.

Conservatory Project

Music's rising stars from the nation's top conservatories performing in the Terrace Theater

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Free Performances Every Day, No Tickets Required

Performance Time: 6 p.m. Eastern, unless otherwise noted

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  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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    Members of the National Symphony Orchestra training program—Eric Costantino, viola (11th grade, West Potomac High School, Alexandria, VA), Didi Park, cello (12th grade, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Falls Church, VA), Gaby Pho, horn (8th grade, Poe Middle, Annandale, VA), and Julia Angelov, violin (8th grade, National Cathedral School, DC)—perform solos on the Millennium Stage. The program encourages high school students to become orchestral musicians of the future through a monitored, performance-oriented training program designed for serious music students.
    Come back at 6:00 PM Eastern time to view today's live broadcast.
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    [October 22, 2014]
    Listen Local First D.C. presents Pree
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    The D.C. group combines a wide variety of folk instrumentation with electric and digital elements to create a unique sound brimming with layered melodies and contagious energy.
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014

    [October 23, 2014]
    Washington National Opera presents Highlights from La bohème
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    Enjoy a free preview of musical highlights from La bohème, featuring members of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and other artists from the WNO production in the Opera House this November.
  • Friday, October 24, 2014

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    The D.C. ensemble performs its own blend of world music inspired by its native Ukrainian roots, bringing together the old with the new in an exciting repertoire of Eastern European folk music.
  • Saturday, October 25, 2014

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    Target Family Night: Chocolate City Rocks presents Jali D, Uncle Devin, and Baba Ras D
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    This for the kids edition features live performances by critically acclaimed musicians, youth-specialized entertainers, and educators and is hosted by Risikat Okedeyi.
  • Sunday, October 26, 2014

    [October 26, 2014]
    Theatre Mala Scena's Little Needle Girl
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    This show uses miming and circus arts to tell the story of an unusual girl who was born with needles all around her body. Although she tries desperately to fit in with everybody else, she struggles to find a place in society. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2014 and presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Croatia.
  • Monday, October 27, 2014

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    The company performs old style Irish dance in a hilarious modern day theatrical context. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2014 and presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Ireland.
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    [October 28, 2014]
    Laurent Piron's Magicalement Drole
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    Highly skilled magic, comedy, and a bit of craziness come together for a dynamic performance that won’t soon be forgotten! Part of Kids Euro Festival 2014 and presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Belgium.
  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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    The Vietnamese contemporary dance company brings The Mist, a contemporary work that echoes the gradual change in Vietnam itself, as young artists work within their country’s history, traditions, and aesthetics to forge new forms of creative expression. This performance is part of Center Stage, a program created by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with New England Foundation for the Arts.
  • Thursday, October 30, 2014

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    This folk/pop ensemble performance features a sing-along with the children from Riga-European Capital of Culture 2014. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2014 and presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Latvia.
  • Friday, October 31, 2014

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    The Loser’s Lounge & Halloween BOOgie Down
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    Learn dance steps to the "Monster Mash," "Time Warp," and "Thriller." Test drive your moves with one of New York City's best party bands, The Loser's Lounge. Dance lessons by Quynn Johnson begin at 5 p.m., with live music starting at 6 p.m.

    Wear your most creative costume for the chance to win fabulous prizes in the following categories: Best Kid Costume (ages 6 and under, 7-12, 13-17); Best Character (TV, movies, theater, literature, comics, you name it! Extra points if it is Kennedy Center-related!); Funniest (Here's your chance to be ironic, clever, or just plain silly!); Scariest (Need we say more??). In the spirit of creativity, preference will be given to homemade costumes.

  • Saturday, November 1, 2014

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  • Sunday, November 2, 2014

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    Kids Euro Festival: The British Arts Council presents The Ugly Animal Roadshow
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  • Monday, November 3, 2014

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    Kids Euro Festival: Embassy of Hungary presents Rozsafa Folk Ensemble
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  • Tuesday, November 4, 2014

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    Kids Euro Festival: Embassy of Estonia presents Science Centre AHHAA
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  • Wednesday, November 5, 2014

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    Kids Euro Festival: Embassy of Greece presents Aglaia Koras
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  • Thursday, November 6, 2014

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    Kids Euro Festival: Embassy of Finland presents Sanna Valvanne
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  • Friday, November 7, 2014

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  • Saturday, November 8, 2014

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    Kids Euro Festival: Embassy of Malta presents The Complete History of Malta (More or Less)
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  • Sunday, November 9, 2014

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    The Brazilian Jazz All-Stars, featuring Duduaka Da Fonseca, Maucha Adnet, Helio Alves and Chuck Redd
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  • Monday, November 10, 2014

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  • Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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    U.S. Army Blues presents a Veteran's Day Celebration
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  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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    Asian American Music Society 2014 Woodwind, Piano, String, and Voice International Competition
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  • Thursday, November 13, 2014

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  • Friday, November 14, 2014

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  • Sunday, November 16, 2014

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  • Monday, November 17, 2014

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    Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Chris Gethard
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    IN THE THEATER LAB
    Comedian Chris Gethard takes the stage with an opening set by Courtney Fearrington. Gethard is the host of the cult public access hit The Chris Gethard Show and author of the book A Bad Idea I’m About to Do. He is a mainstay performer at New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, where he has been performing for 12 years, and was named one of Variety’s “Ten Comics to Watch” in 2010. This program contains mature themes and strong language. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person.
  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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    Grant Gordy and Joe Walsh
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  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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  • Thursday, November 20, 2014

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    U.S. Air Force Chamber String Ensemble
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  • Saturday, November 22, 2014

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  • Sunday, November 23, 2014

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    The S & R Foundation presents Eishin Nose's The Gate
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  • Monday, November 24, 2014

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  • Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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  • Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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    Embassy of Romania presents Alexandru Tomescu
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  • Thursday, November 27, 2014

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    Gottaswing and the Thanksgiving Day Swing featuring Johnny Boyd
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  • Friday, November 28, 2014

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    Strathmore Artist-in-Residence: Elijah Jamal Balbed
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  • Saturday, November 29, 2014

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    ASCAP presents David Zellnik and Joe Zellnik
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  • Monday, December 15, 2014

    [December 15, 2014]
    Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Mark Normand
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    IN THE THEATER LAB
    Comedian Mark Normand takes the stage with opener Rahmein Mostafavi. A regular in comedy clubs and colleges across the country, Normand has been involved in many festivals, including being featured as a New Face at the Montreal Comedy Festival. In NYC, Mark runs two comedy shows and two podcasts. This program contains mature themes and strong language. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person.
  • Thursday, January 8, 2015

    [January 8, 2015]
    Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Rachel Feinstein
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    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    A nationally touring comedian and actress, D.C. area native Rachel Feinstein is known for her ability to morph into any ethnicity and even cross genders to skewer issues of race, class, and pop culture. Rachel was a finalist on Season 7 of Last Comic Standing, she was featured on Russell Simmons Presents Stand-Up at the El Rey, and she has had her own half hour special, Comedy Central Presents: Rachel Feinstein. This program contains mature themes and strong language. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person.
  • Thursday, February 26, 2015

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    Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Hari Kondabolu
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    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    The New York Times has called Hari Kondabolu “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.” Hari served as a writer and correspondent on the Chris Rock–produced television show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on FX, and has performed on the Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show. Opening set by Elahe Izadi. This program contains mature themes and strong language. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person.
More performances to be announced soon.