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Upcoming Events

Dancing Histories/Dancing Futures (part of ArtChangeUS)

Wed, Aug 22, 2018, 7:00 PM

Join Artistic Director and Choreographer of Dancing Earth and Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow Rulan Tangen and International Association of Blacks in Dance President and CEO Denise Saunders Thompson as they explore deeper meanings of movement arts. This event is free and open to the public.

Korean Cultural Center in Washington, D.C. presents 3rd Season of the 2018 Season OnStage Korea—Art Project BORA presents Tail Language

Wed, Aug 29, 2018, 7:30 PM

In OnStage Korea's third showcase of the 2018 season, Art Project BORA performs Tail Language, a deconstruction of human communication that explores the expressive power of fundamental body language in today's contemporary world.

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 I: Gathering

Mon, Oct 29, 2018, 7:30 PM

The former NYCB principal dancer 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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Ragamala Dance Company: Written in Water

Nov 2 - Nov 3, 2018

Ragamala Dance Company, the creation of mother/daughter team Ranee 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.

On Sale 9/12/2018

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

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy Trilogy

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


Mar 29 - Mar 30, 2019

The former NYCB principal dancer 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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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