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Upcoming Events: Dance

2015-2016 Season

  • The Kennedy Center

    Oct. 28 - 30, 2015

    Collaborating for Jason+, a new multidisciplinary series, Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Jason Moran and celebrated choreographer Ronald K. Brown bring together their respective ensembles for a night of jazz and dance.

    On Sale 8/5/15



  • The Kennedy Center

    Nov. 11 - 14, 2015

    An evening of new work by Tony Award–winning choreographer and Kennedy Center Honoree Twyla Tharp celebrates Tharp's five decades of dance-making.

    On Sale 8/5/15



  • The Kennedy Center

    Feb. 2 - 7, 2016

    Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, the company makes its annual Kennedy Center appearance with seven performances in the Opera House.

    On Sale 12/2/15



  • The Kennedy Center

    Feb. 12 - 13, 2016

    Artistic director Lin Hwai-min brings his acclaimed contemporary dance troupe back to the Center for the first time since 2010 with a multimedia work that depicts the life cycle of rice.

    On Sale 12/2/15



  • The Kennedy Center

    Mar. 10 - 11, 2016

    In the new dance work Happy Hour, Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass invite audiences to have a drink, laugh at our collective failures, and fall in love with our own shortcomings.



  • The Kennedy Center

    May 20 - 21, 2016

    Irish dancer/choreographer Colin Dunne brings his multidisciplinary solo show, which takes audiences on a journey integrating virtuoso dance technique, electronic sound manipulation, archival film footage, and spoken word.



  • The Kennedy Center

    May 25 - 28, 2016

    Over his six decades as a world-renowned choreographer, Paul Taylor has been no stranger to Kennedy Center audiences. He returns with his company for a program that will include his exhilarating and joyful Esplanade and other masterworks.

    On Sale 2/3/16



  • The Kennedy Center

    May 26 - 27, 2016

    Choreographed by dancer Jean Butler and composed by cellist Neil Martin, this full-length duet explores the choreographer's intimate physical relationships with music--its rhythms and arcs, its undulations and palette.



All programs are subject to change.