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Past Events: Dance

  • Cie2k_far Dance Company with Khalid Benghrib

    Tue., Feb. 24, 2009, 7:30 PM
    2008-2009 Season
    Moroccan choreographer Khalid Benghrib leads his all-male contemporary dance company in its American premiere.

  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    Feb. 3 - 8, 2009
    2008-2009 Season
    This globally renowned company celebrates its 50th anniversary with a collection of classics plus their highly anticipated new collaboration with Sweet Honey In The Rock as part of Modern Masters, the Center's celebration of American modern dance.

  • Mark Morris Dance Group

    Jan. 29 - 31, 2009
    2008-2009 Season
    Returning to the Kennedy Center for the first time since 1999, the groundbreaking company performs Mozart Dances with live orchestra as part of Modern Masters, the Center's celebration of American modern dance.

  • Limón Dance Company

    Jan. 16 - 17, 2009
    2008-2009 Season
    Marking the 100th anniversary of Limón's birth, the company presents a program of his seminal works--The Traitor, Psalm, Suite from A Choreographic Offering--as part of Modern Masters, the Center's celebration of American modern dance.

  • Merce Cunningham Dance Company

    Dec. 12 - 13, 2008
    2008-2009 Season
    The Kennedy Center Honoree and legendary choreographer returns with his company for a program of DC premieres of Cunningham repertory--eyeSpace, Crises, XOVER--as part of Modern Masters, the Center's celebration of American modern dance.

  • Martha Graham Dance Company

    Dec. 9 - 10, 2008
    2008-2009 Season
    America's oldest contemporary dance company returns to perform Graham's full-length Clytemnestra with live orchestra as part of Modern Masters, the Center's celebration of American modern dance.

  • Shen Wei Dance Arts

    Oct. 29 - 30, 2008
    2008-2009 Season
    This resident company of the Kennedy Center presents acclaimed works Map and Re-, fusing dance, theater, painting, sculpture, and Western and Eastern cultures, as part of Modern Masters, the Center's celebration of American modern dance.

  • Bangarra Dance Theatre

    Oct. 16 - 17, 2008
    2008-2009 Season
    This dynamic company, renowned for its fusion of Australian indigenous culture with gestures of modern dance, brings one of its newest works, Awakenings.

  • The Kennedy Center Disney's The Lion King

    Jun. 26 - Aug. 24, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    Winner of six 1998 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Disney's The Lion King makes its D.C. premiere featuring direction and costumes by Julie Taymor and music by Elton John and Tim Rice.

  • The Kennedy Center Disney's The Lion King

    Jun. 26 - Aug. 24, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    Winner of six 1998 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Disney's The Lion King makes its D.C. premiere featuring direction and costumes by Julie Taymor and music by Elton John and Tim Rice.

  • Black Grace

    Apr. 25 - 26, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    With predominantly Pacific Island and Maori members, New Zealand's all-male Black Grace is renowned for its unique ability to combine traditional and contemporary dance forms.

  • Shen Wei Dance Arts

    Mar. 21 - 22, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    Kennedy Center resident company Shen Wei Dance Arts presents Connect Transfer, in which dancers slide across a white canvas floor, their paint-drenched hands and bodies leaving spiral tracings of their movements.

  • The McCoy Tyner Trio with Savion Glover

    Sun., Feb. 24, 2008, 7:00 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    NEA Jazz Master and five-time Grammy-winning pianist McCoy Tyner is joined by Tony Award–winning tap king Savion Glover for a unique foray through a modern jazz repertoire.

  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    Feb. 19 - 24, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    For its annual engagement, the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater presents a collection of classics and electrifying new works.

  • Akira Kasai's Pollen Revolution

    Feb. 16 - 17, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    One of Japan's most acclaimed dancers performs the D.C. premiere of his daring solo performance, which takes audiences on an almost surreal journey through time, cultures, and states of being.

  • Sankai Juku: Kinkan Shonen

    Feb. 12 - 13, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    Japan's most famous butoh company revives the production that launched its prolific career in the U.S. Filled with hypnotic imagery, Kinkan Shonen ("Kumquat Seed") explores a young boy's dream of the origins of life and death.

  • Jo Kanamori's Noism 08: NINA materialize sacrifice

    Feb. 7 - 8, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    The Japanese dancer/choreographer and his company of dancers present the world premiere of a special version of their work for the festival, which blends contemporary dance with ballet.

  • Urban Bush Women and Compagnie JANT-BI

    Feb. 1 - 3, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    Brooklyn, New York's all-female Urban Bush Women and Senegal's all-male Compagnie JANT-BI collaborate to present Les écailles de la mémoire (The scales of memory).

  • Tania Pérez-Salas Compañia de Danza

    Jan. 18 - 19, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    One of Mexico's most accomplished contemporary dancers and choreographers, Tania Pérez-Salas brings her company of twelve men and women for its Kennedy Center debut.

  • Palladium Nights: Ballet Hispanico and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with Arturo O'Farrill

    Mon., Nov. 5, 2007, 8:00 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    Ballet Hispanico and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with Arturo O'Farrill collaborate to present Palladium Nights, a glorious celebration of the music and dance of the Golden Age of Latin Jazz.

  • Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Co.

    Oct. 12 - 13, 2007
    2007-2008 Season
    Known for Asian-inspired works and visual clarity, the Washington, D.C.-based Dana Tai Soon Burgess and Company celebrates its 15th anniversary.

  • Philadanco

    Apr. 3 - 4, 2007
    2006-2007 Season
    Hailed by critics as exuberant, Philadanco has established itself as one of America's foremost modern dance repertory ensembles.

  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    Feb. 6 - 11, 2007
    2006-2007 Season
    For its annual engagement, this globally renowned company presents a collection of classics and electrifying new works.

  • Paul Taylor Dance Company

    Dec. 15 - 16, 2006
    2006-2007 Season
    The quintessentially American company returns to present classic Taylor works.

  • Ronald K. Brown\EVIDENCE

    Dec. 7 - 9, 2006
    2006-2007 Season
    This American company blends African, modern, ballet, and hip-hop dance styles to tell stories about the human experience. This engagement includes a collaboration with jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon.

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