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Renée Fleming VOICES: An Evening with Robert Fairchild

Fri, Oct 12, 2018, 7:30 PM

The Tony®-nominated former New York City Ballet Principal Dancer returns as part of our vocal spotlight series to offer an evening of song and dance with classics from An American in Paris and more.

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Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker: Dog Without Feathers (Cão Sem Plumas)

Oct 18 - Oct 20, 2018

Last at the Kennedy Center in 2010, Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker returns with an evocative performance inspired by a poem by Brazilian author João Cabral de Melo Neto. 

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DEMO by Damian Woetzel: Gathering

Mon, Oct 29, 2018, 7:30 PM

The former NYCB principal dancer Damian Woetzel curates and hosts an evening of recent commissions and D.C. premieres from some of today’s most creative voices in dance and music.

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SoriN Corp presents 1st Annual Korean Culture Show

Tue, Oct 30, 2018, 7:30 PM

Marking its debut, the nonprofit SoriN Corp, in partnership with Sorichung Enterprise, hosts its 1st Annual Korean Culture Show showcasing the traditional sounds and dances of Korea.

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Ragamala Dance Company: Written in Water

Nov 2 - Nov 3, 2018

Ragamala Dance Company, the creation of mother/daughter team Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy, returns with one of the company's newest productions. 

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Film Screening; The Unseen Sequence with Malavika Sarukkai

Thu, Nov 8, 2018, 7:00 PM

This screening explores Malavika Sarukkai’s Thari—The Loom and the traditional Indian dance form bharatanatyam.

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Malavika Sarukkai: Thari—The Loom

Nov 9 - Nov 10, 2018

Last seen at the Kennedy Center in 2013, master bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer Malavika Sarukkai presents the U.S. premiere of her latest production Thari—The Loom.

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Matthew Bourne's New Adventures: Cinderella

Jan 15 - Jan 20, 2019

Following the dazzling adaptation of The Red Shoes in 2017, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures return with one of its most popular and beloved productions, Cinderella—a thrilling twist on the classic fairy tale.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Feb 5 - Feb 10, 2019

Now more than ever, the world needs the power of dance to bring people together and connect us all by our common humanity. Celebrating its 60th anniversary, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater continues to push the art form into fascinating new territory while still honoring signature classics.

On Sale 11/14/2018

Revelations Workshop with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Sat, Feb 9, 2019, 5:30 PM

One of America's favorite dance companies offers a special workshop, teaching choreography from Revelations, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's most iconic work.

Akiko Kitamura's Cross Transit

Tue, Mar 19, 2019, 7:30 PM

Cross Transit steps into the history of folk culture in Cambodia as captured by photographer Kim Hak and transformed into movement by international choreographer and dancer Akiko Kitamura. 

On Sale 11/14/2018

TU Dance + Bon Iver's Come Through (part of DIRECT CURRENT)

Mon, Mar 25, 2019, 7:30 PM

This evening-length performance features new music from Justin Vernon, of indie folk band Bon Iver, and new choreography from TU Dance, known for works that combine modern dance and classical ballet with African-based and urban vernacular movements.

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Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy Trilogy (part of DIRECT CURRENT)

Mar 28 - Mar 30, 2019

A true pillar of modern dance, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company makes a triumphant return to the Kennedy Center with three separate evening-length works that delve into the voice of the marginalized in our society. 

On Sale 11/14/2018

DEMO by Damian Woetzel (part of DIRECT CURRENT)

Mar 29 - Mar 30, 2019

The former NYCB principal dancer Damian Woetzel curates and hosts an evening of recent commissions and D.C. premieres from some of today’s most creative voices in dance and music.

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Phantom Limb Company: Falling Out (part of DIRECT CURRENT)

Apr 4 - Apr 5, 2019

Known for its marionette puppetry and multimedia theatrical production, New York's Phantom Limb Company has created a response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster in collaboration with butoh dancer Dai Matsuoka. The work is the company's final installment in an environmental trilogy exploring our changing relationship to nature over time.

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Falun Dafa Association of D.C. presents: Shen Yun

Apr 17 - Apr 21, 2019

Shen Yun's unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through one of humanity’s greatest treasures—the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture.

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Lucky Plush: Rooming House

May 2 - May 4, 2019

Lucky Plush Productions makes its Kennedy Center debut with this insightful and surprisingly humorous dance/theater “whodunit.”

On Sale 2/27/2019