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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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  • Saturday, August 23, 2014

    [August 23, 2014]
    Thaylobleu & Godisheus: Chocolate City Rocks!
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    The alt-rock outfit led by singer/writer Terence Nicholson and bassist Ezra Greer joins the heavy-hitting go-go group formed by hip-hop icon Head-Roc and the MVP Band to present Chocolate City Rocks!
    Come back at 6:00 PM Eastern time to view today's live broadcast.
  • Sunday, August 24, 2014

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    The ragtime ensemble performs a concert of favorites and underscores Charlie Chaplin’s silent comedy classic One A.M. using the original period orchestra scores.
  • Monday, August 25, 2014

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    The Navy’s premier country-bluegrass ensemble blends modern country music and cutting-edge bluegrass.
  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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    The talented young dancers of the Maryland-based group perform Chinese classical and folk dances.
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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    The progressive Latin American act fuses avant-garde symphonic rock with a wide range of classical, jazz, and world music influences. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Spain.
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014

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    The Maryland-based dance company blends traditional Americana music and percussive dance.
  • Friday, August 29, 2014

    [August 29, 2014]
    MetroPerforms! 2014 Showcase
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    The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority presents the talents of D.C’s best street performers.
  • Saturday, August 30, 2014

    [August 30, 2014]
    13th Annual Page-to-Stage Festival: In His Own Words: A Concert in Tribute to Walter Dean Myers
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    The Kennedy Center, in collaboration with the University of Maryland, presents a performance combining music, dance, and spoken word with text from Myers's books, including We Are America and Monster, and his memoir Bad Boy. Part of Page-to-Stage.
  • Sunday, August 31, 2014

    [August 31, 2014]
    30th Annual VSA Playwright Discovery Performance
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    This performance recognizes the eight Senior Division (grades 10–12) winners of the VSA Playwright Discovery Competition: Andrew Child, On the Isle of Lotus-Eaters; Nayereh Doosti, In Your Shoes; Hannah Jarzombek, Skin Deep; Emma Morris, Space-Girl; Billy Recce, Happy; Caitlin “Cat” Reynolds, Group; Madalyn Rymer, Layover; and Jc Statt, Ikelos. Excerpts of four scripts will be performed as staged readings on the Millennium Stage and four scripts will be workshopped by a professional director and cast. The VSA Playwright Discovery Competition invites middle and high school students with and without disabilities to examine the disability experience and express their views through the art of script writing. A Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program. Part of Page-to-Stage.

  • Monday, September 22, 2014

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    Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Aparna Nancherla
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    IN THE THEATER LAB
    Comedian and D.C. native Aparna Nancherla takes the stage with an opening set by Chelsea Shorte. Nancherla was most recently a writer and correspondent of FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. An alumna of the NBC Stand Up for Diversity program, she was one of the breakout New Faces at the 2013 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. She has been a contributing writer for NPR, Reader’s Digest, The Huffington Post, and The Washington Post Magazine, and can regularly be seen performing at the Upright Citizen’s Brigades in Los Angeles and New York City. 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.
  • Monday, October 13, 2014

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    Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Nikki Glaser
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    Comedian Nikki Glaser first gained notoriety during season four of Last Comic Standing when she advanced to the semifinals while she was still attending college. Since then, she has performed stand up on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Last Comic Standing 7 and has appeared in the film Punching The Clown, the comedy documentary I Am Comic, and Amy Schumer’s pilot for Comedy Central. Glaser also cohosts the popular comedy podcast, You Had To Be There. 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.
  • Monday, November 17, 2014

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    Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Chris Gethard
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    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 has been heard on This American Life and seen on The Office, Louie, The Other Guys, and Iron Man 3. 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.
  • Monday, December 15, 2014

    [December 15, 2014]
    Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Mark Normand
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    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.
More performances to be announced soon.