The Kennedy Center

DEMO: Song Dance

DEMO by Damian Woetzel: Song & Dance

Monday, April 3, 2017 8:00 PM

Ballet & Contemporary Dance Contemporary Dance Mashups

Dubbed the "Matchmaker" by the New York Times, Damian Woetzel has recently garnered acclaim for creating unusual combinations of music, dance, and theater. He brings together skilled artists to explore music and dance in this unique event.

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Dubbed the "Matchmaker" by the New York Times, former New York City Ballet Principal Dancer turned director, choreographer, and thought leader Damian Woetzel curates and hosts the second season of his acclaimed series, bringing together artists from a wide variety of genres to explore new concepts and reframe existing work.

The combination of song and dance is often a given in the realm of performance, but what does the pairing of these two art forms really mean? Join this unique event exploring the interplay of music and movement with Damian and some of today's most fascinating artists including: 

Tyler Angle
Principal Dancer at New York City Ballet

Kurt Crowley
Associate music director and conductor for the hit musical Hamilton on Broadway

Kate Davis
Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist (and one of the stars of DEMO: Heroes from October 2016)

Michelle Dorrance
Tap dance powerhouse and 2015 MacArthur "Genius Grant" winner (last at the Kennedy Center with her company in October 2016 for The Blues Project)

Bill Irwin
Tony Award–winning actor and clown 

Christopher Jackson
Tony Award–nominated actor and Hamilton star (George Washington)

Tiler Peck
Principal Dancer at New York City Ballet and star of the Kennedy Center's Little Dancer (also one of the stars of DEMO: Time from November 2015)

Matthew Rushing
Dancer / choreographer / rehearsal director for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Dancers from Paul Taylor Dance Company
Michael Trusnovec, Michelle Fleet, and James Samson

Artists Subject to change.
Performance Timing: Approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.

Featured Artists

Kurt Crowley Kurt Crowley
Matthew Rushing Matthew Rushing
Michelle Dorrance Michelle Dorrance
Tiler Peck Tiler Peck
michelle fleet Michelle Fleet

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Bill Irwin and Michelle Dorrance yuke & tap