KC Jazz Club
And on March 8, 1979, as a joint undertaking with the Library of Congress, the Performing Arts Library (PAL) opened for public service with two hundred visitors on opening day. The PAL maintained approximately five-thousand reference books, including directories, encyclopedias and dictionaries, histories and biographies, indices, abstracts, handbooks and manuals, annals and chronologies, and over 450 periodicals and newspapers. The PAL served more than seventeen thousand visitors, students, and arts professionals annually. The PAL remained open as an official library, jointly with the Library of Congress, until 1994. Following a fifteen-year relationship, a decision was made by both entities that the Library of Congress would discontinue its support effective October 1, 1994. In September 1994, the PAL was officially renamed the Education Resource Center (ERC). The ERC was used by artists, staff, volunteers, and the general public for a variety of reasons. During its life span, several thousand patrons visited the ERC while the space was used as a reading room. On March 12, 2003, the space formerly known as the ERC was officially designated the Terrace Gallery, which is now home to the Kennedy Center Jazz Club.
Coming to the Terrace Gallery :
- Sat., Jan. 25, 2014, 4:00 PM
- Terrace Gallery
- Running Time: 90 minutes
- Tickets and Schedule
In this continuation of the popular Ballet 360° lecture series, dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis uses video of well-known ballets to take us beyond the steps and into the fine craft of making a ballet.
George Balanchine is said to have joked, "One should call every ballet Swan Lake because then people would come." He was probably right. Nearly everyone has heard of Swan Lake and its beautiful Tchaikovsky score, and often those who are curious about ballet make it their first ballet performance choice. Yet different productions vary--Swan Lake has been revised, renewed, turned inside out and upside down, while still remaining Swan Lake. What is its magic and the secret of its durability?
Performance Timing: 90 minutes