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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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Rita Moreno

Profiles in Creativity with David Rubenstein: Rita Moreno

Sat, Apr 29, 2017, 7:30 PM

Philanthropist and Kennedy Center Board Chairman David M. Rubenstein launches his new series of sit-down conversations with high-profile figures from the arts and culture field--starting with legendary actress, singer, "EGOT" winner, and 2015 Kennedy Center Honoree Rita Moreno.

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National Endowment for the Humanities: 46th Annual Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities - An Evening with Martha C. Nussbaum

Mon, May 1, 2017, 7:30 PM

The National Endowment for the Humanities presents the 46th annual Jefferson Lecture with Martha C. Nussbaum. Please see below for ticket information.


SoundHealth_MusicMind

Sound Health: Music and the Mind with the National Symphony Orchestra

Fri, Jun 2, 2017, 8:00 PM

A performance by the National Symphony Orchestra kicks off the Kennedy Center's Sound Health: Music and the Mind events with a program demonstrating, among other things, that the simple act of listening to music is closely related to brain function and structure.


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Ballet 360°: New York City Ballet

Sat, Jun 10, 2017, 4:00 PM

Dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis uses video of well-known ballets to take us beyond the steps and into the fine craft of making a ballet.

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Making of Aida

The Making of Aida

Thu, Sep 7, 2017, 5:30 PM

Join WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello along with other members of the creative team of Aida for a discussion about bringing this new WNO production to the stage.


The Kennedy Center

Ballet 360°: The Choreographer and the Muse: The Extraordinary Relationship of George Balanchine and Suzanne Farrell

Sat, Dec 9, 2017, 4:00 PM

Dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis uses discussion and video to explore various topics in the art form. In this session, explore the deep connection  between legendary choreographer George Balanchine and Suzanne Farrell, one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century.


ETA Creating PRoving UP

Creating an Opera: Proving Up with Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek

Mon, Jan 8, 2018, 5:30 PM

Join two of the most important new talents in American music--composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek--as they discuss creating their captivating tale of homesteading in the American West, as part of WNO's American Opera Initiative Festival.


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Ballet 360°: American Ballet Theatre & the Ballets of Alexei Ratmansky

Sat, Feb 3, 2018, 4:00 PM

Dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis uses discussion and video to explore various topics in the art form. In this session, delve into Serenade after Plato's Symposium, Whipped Cream, and other ballets by Alexei Ratmansky, ABT's Artist in Residence.


ETA Don Carlo

Exploring Don Carlo with Philippe Auguin

Tue, Feb 6, 2018, 5:30 PM

Enjoy Don Carlo's return to the Kennedy Center after 17 years with a session led by the WNO Music Director, who takes us into the music to explore and deepen our knowledge of one of Guiseppe Verdi's mightiest creations.


The Kennedy Center

Ballet 360°: Robbins, Bernstein, and New York City Ballet

Sat, Apr 7, 2018, 4:00 PM

Dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis uses discussion and video to explore various topics in the art form. In this session, enjoy a discussion on Jerome Robbins's ballets set to Leonard Bernstein's music, including Fancy Free and West Side Story, two of their legendary collaborations.

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