Dance


The Kennedy Center

Master Class: Dorrance Dance

Mon, Oct 3, 2016, 7:00 PM

This participatory, intermediate to advanced level class for adults is led by company members from Dorrance Dance.

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Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon: The Blues Project

Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely in The Blues Project

Oct 5 - Oct 6, 2016

MacArthur "Genius Grant"-winning tap dancer and choreographer Michelle Dorrance's company is joined by renowned musician Toshi Reagon for an exciting Kennedy Center premiere. The Blues Project promises to be both a musical and visual treat.

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Damian Woetzel and Lil Buck

DEMO by Damian Woetzel: Heroes

Mon, Oct 10, 2016, 8:00 PM

Former NYCB Principal Dancer Damian Woetzel brings together artists to pay tribute to their artistic inspirations, including soprano Jacqueline Bolier, singer/songwriter Kate Davis, Broadway and NYCB star Robert Fairchild, tap dance powerhouse Jared Grimes, acclaimed ballerina Carla Körbes, visual arts curator and historian Sarah Lewis, Memphis jookin' dance pioneer Lil Buck, the MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band, and jazz prodigy Matthew Whitaker.

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The Kennedy Center

Master Class: Danish Dance Theatre

Mon, Oct 17, 2016, 7:00 PM

This participatory, intermediate to advanced level class for adults is led by company members from Danish Dance Theatre.

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Danish Dance Theatre: Black Diamond

Danish Dance Theatre: Black Diamond

Oct 18 - Oct 19, 2016

After its sold-out appearance in the 2013 Nordic Cool festival, one of Europe's leading dance companies returns with Black Diamond, a dramatic work with striking scenography and lighting to enhance the full-bodied, athletic choreography.

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Freeze Frame

Debbie Allen's FREEZE FRAME... Stop the Madness

Oct 27 - Oct 30, 2016

From Kennedy Center favorite Debbie Allen, this profoundly relevant theatrical narrative fuses movement, music, art, and cinema to explore violence and race relations with honesty and poignancy.

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STREB Extreme Action

STREB Extreme Action: SEA

Nov 4 - Nov 5, 2016

This thrilling and death-defying company has "a daring… performance style that borrows from dance, extreme sports, and Hollywood-style stunt work" (The New York Times). SEA is a gripping work that speaks to the "action hero" in all of us.

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The Kennedy Center

Shen Yun Performing Arts 2017: Experience a Divine Culture: presented by Falun Dafa Association of Washington, D.C.

Jan 17 - Jan 22, 2017

Shen Yun Performing Arts, the world's premier classical Chinese dance and music company originating from America, invites you to experience a grand performance of Chinese arts and culture from the Middle Kingdom.

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The Kennedy Center

Master Class: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Mon, Feb 6, 2017, 7:00 PM

This participatory, intermediate to advanced level class for adults is led by company members from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

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Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Feb 7 - Feb 12, 2017

The much-loved company returns for its annual engagement! Its program includes both cherished favorites and newly debuted works. The Huffington Post proclaims it "a rich source of creativity and exacting expertise [that] never runs dry."

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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Mar 21 - Mar 22, 2017

The sensational and hilarious all-male dance troupe performs in drag and on pointe. Dance enthusiasts and casual audiences alike will be amazed and entertained by the technical skill and uproarious antics of the Trocks.

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DEMO: Song Dance

DEMO by Damian Woetzel: Song & Dance

Mon, Apr 3, 2017, 8:00 PM

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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The Kennedy Center

Urban Bush Women: Kinetic Kids

Thu, Apr 6, 2017, 5:30 PM

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Urban Bush Women: Walking with 'Trane

Urban Bush Women: Walking with 'Trane

Apr 7 - Apr 8, 2017

The celebrated, all-female company known for vivid performances and intelligent dance pieces performs a new work that explores the legacy of jazz musician John Coltrane, visualizing his life's work through dance and eye-catching multimedia components.

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The Kennedy Center

Master Class: Urban Bush Women

Sat, Apr 8, 2017, 11:00 AM

This participatory, intermediate to advanced level class for adults is led by company members from the Urban Bush Women.

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peh/LO/tah

Hip Hop Culture: /peh-LO-tah/

Jun 9 - Jun 11, 2017

Marc Bamuthi Joseph explores soccer by layering poetry, movement, visuals, and music into a fresh theatrical form based on Hip Hop aesthetics. This world premiere co-commission features verbally and physically energetic performances.

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