Dance


National Dance Day: Alex Wong

National Dance Day 2016

Sat, Jul 30, 2016, 1:00 PM

The Kennedy Center and Dizzy Feet Foundation, in conjunction with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, present a free celebration of National Dance Day featuring interactive dance routines and lessons, free outdoor performances, live music, and more!


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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DEMO: Heroes

DEMO with 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 Broadway and NYCB star Robert Fairchild, acclaimed ballerina Carla Körbes, singer/songwriter Kate Davis, tap dance powerhouse Jared Grimes, and Memphis jookin' dance pioneer Lil Buck.

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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

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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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."

On Sale 11/14/2016


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.

On Sale 11/14/2016


DEMO: Song Dance

DEMO with 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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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.

On Sale 1/16/2017


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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