The Kennedy Center


To Sail Around the Sun

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - Sunday, March 26, 2017

Performances For Young Audiences

Set to the timeless music of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, this imaginative world premiere co-commission between the NSO and Company | E uses dance, film, storytelling, and musicians to weave together stories about the changing of the seasons. Age 4+

Search for Current Events


Four seasons. Four stories. Four dances! Directed by Paul Gordon Emerson, and choreographed by Mr. Emerson and Company | E, To Sail Around the Sun is a unique and moving display of imagination and enchantment set to the timeless music of Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. Company | E's superb dancers grace the stage with actress and singer Amikaeyla Gaston as the gorgeous score is played by a quartet of National Symphony Orchestra musicians: Glenn Donnellan, Jennifer Kim and Wanzhen Li, violins; Tsuna Sakamoto, viola; and Eugena Chang, cello. All of these artists move seamlessly together to the music in this multimedia work that will take you to the sweet blossoming of spring, the sunny days of summer, the crisp mellowness of fall, and the frosty cheer of winter. Most enjoyed by age 4 and up. All patrons, regardless of age must have a ticket.

The 1:30 p.m. Saturday performance is sensory friendly
Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all families, including those with children with autism or other sensory sensitivities. If you order these performances and do not require these Accessibility accommodations, your family is still very much welcome to attend.

Performance Timing: 1 hour, with no intermission.