with Full Circle Productions from New York, NY
Outside the Bachx
With Guest Concert Pianist Cristina Altamura and Guest Beat Boxer Gene Shinozaki
Wonder what Beethoven and beatboxing would sound like together? How about a rap-off with Rachmaninoff? Or Debussy on a drum machine? Well, get ready for classical music and hip-hop to collide in full force with the world premiere of Outside the Bachx! Following their white-hot moves in last season's family production of Fresh Noise: A Mashup of Youth Voices--Game On!, Rokafella, Kwikstep, and the rest of the crew are back with a funky twist on everyone's favorite "old-school" composers. Hailed by the New York Times for their "choreographically sophisticated [and] daringly acrobatic" performances that bring "the gritty vibrancy of New York streets" to audiences of all ages, Full Circle Productions jams together hip-hop dancers, a DJ, a concert pianist, spoken word, classical remixes, and more for a show guaranteed to blow Mozart's powdered wig straight off his head!
For age 8 and up.
Performance Timing: 60 minutes, with no intermission.
Performances for Young Audiences is made possible by
Additional support for Outside the Bachx is provided by The Clark Charitable Foundation; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; Paul M. Angell Family Foundation; and the U.S. Department of Education.
Major support for educational programs at the Kennedy Center is provided by
David and Alice Rubenstein through the Rubenstein Arts Access Program.
Kennedy Center education and related artistic programming is made possible through the generosity of the National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts.
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