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The Millennium Stage Local Dance Commissioning Project (LDCP) supports the local dance community by nurturing the creation of new dance work and presenting that new work to a wide audience via the Millennium Stage, the Kennedy Center's free daily performance series. Learn More

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[Photo from the  September 19, 2014 performance.] September 19, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The popular D.C. psychedelic pop rock band featuring Alex Tebeleff, Eduardo Rivera, and Danny Bentley performs.
Featured Artist(s): Listen Local First Paperhaus
[Photo from the  September 18, 2014 performance.] September 18, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The violinist and Strathmore Artist-in-Residence blends classical Hindustani music with elements of jazz, rock, and beat box to put an entirely new spin on Indian classical music.

Featured Artist(s): Nistha Raj
[Photo from the  September 17, 2014 performance.] September 17, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The 2013–2014 Strathmore Artist-in-Residence, D.C. native, and dynamic djembe and koutiro drummer plays a mix of Manding music, traditional 13th-century songs, and contemporary original compositions incorporating blues and jazz.
Featured Artist(s): Amadou Kouyate
[Photo from the  September 16, 2014 performance.] September 16, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Peshawar’s hyper-folk jam quartet and Morocco’s Amazigh (Berber) funk sensation make their U.S. debuts and kick off their month-long American tours. Part of Center Stage, a program created by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with New England Foundation for the Arts.
Featured Artist(s): Khumariyaan Ribab Fusion
[Photo from the  September 15, 2014 performance.] September 15, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The chorus presents scenes from operas including Hansel and Gretel, Abduction from the Seraglio, Don Giovanni, and The Magic Flute accompanied by members of the Concert Band with instrumental arrangements by SSG Kevin Walko. IN THE FAMILY THEATER
Featured Artist(s): The U.S. Army Field Band Chamber Ensembles
[Photo from the  September 14, 2014 performance.] September 14, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance

Combining elements of poetry, spoken word, emceeing and beats, "I Remember U" pays homage to the famed U Street Corridor when it was home to DC's progressive music and arts scene of the late 1990's. Produced and hosted by Risikat "Kat" Okedeyi,  the show features performances by Ra Brown, Asheru, Poem-Cees, Dehejia Maat, Wes Felton, Navasha Daya and DJ Stylus in a live and continuous mixtape style approach.


Featured Artist(s): Chocolate City Rocks!
[Photo from the  September 13, 2014 performance.] September 13, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The mission of HTCMLI is to use intense kung fu, lion and dragon dance and traditional Chinese percussion and African djembe drum instrument training to instill in our participants the character traits of self-reliance, personal responsibility, to strive for excellence, and to become successful adults and leaders in their chosen fields and prepare them to lead a meaningful life. Through the power of our values and commitment to excellence in traditional cultural arts, the HTCMLI has become a center of excellence for youth development.
 

Featured Artist(s): Chocolate City Rocks! Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Institute
[Photo from the  September 12, 2014 performance.] September 12, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The S&R Foundation presents a duo performance by the cellist and pianist, both 2011 S&R Washington Award winners.
Featured Artist(s): Char Prescott Ryo Yanagitani
[Photo from the  September 11, 2014 performance.] September 11, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Cesar Castro, Xochi Flores, Artemio Posadas, Dolores Garcia, Luis Sarmiento, and Ana Urzua blend the complex music, song, dance, and poetry of the Mexican son Jarocho tradition. Part of Homegrown: The Music of America. IN THE FAMILY THEATER
Featured Artist(s): Masters of Son Jarocho
[Photo from the  September 10, 2014 performance.] September 10, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Members of the band play chamber works by Haydn and Brahms.
Featured Artist(s): U.S. Marine Chamber Ensemble
[Photo from the  September 9, 2014 performance.] September 9, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The popular reggae, rock, and gnawa (a mixture of African, Berber, and Arabic religious songs and rhythms) band returns following its 2009 appearance in the Kennedy Center’s ARABESQUE: Arts of the Arab World festival. Part of Center Stage, a program created by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with New England Foundation for the Arts.
Featured Artist(s): Hoba Hoba Spirit
[Photo from the  September 8, 2014 performance.] September 8, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The band blends South Asian musical traditions with the sounds and sensibilities of Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and New York.
Featured Artist(s): Sandaraa
[Photo from the  September 7, 2014 performance.] September 7, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Under the direction of Pastor Dr. Howard-John Wesley, the Music and Worship Arts Ministry presents a hand-clapping and foot-stomping event, celebrating the history of gospel music.
Featured Artist(s): Alfred Street Baptist Church Music and Worship Arts Ministry
[Photo from the  September 6, 2014 performance.] September 6, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The Okinawa Prefectural Government presents acclaimed practitioners of Ryuku dance, traditional karate, and so-saku Eisa. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan. IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Featured Artist(s): Okinawan Performing Arts
[Photo from the  September 5, 2014 performance.] September 5, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance

The dancer and choreographer presents Grains, her new work combining movement, lighting, organic materials, and a sound-score by Jeffrey Dorfman. Part of the Local Dance Commissioning Project.


Featured Artist(s): Adriane Fang
[Photo from the  September 4, 2014 performance.] September 4, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance

The dancer and choreographer presents Grains, her new work combining movement, lighting, organic materials, and a sound-score by Jeffrey Dorfman. Part of the Local Dance Commissioning Project.


Featured Artist(s): Adriane Fang
[Photo from the  September 3, 2014 performance.] September 3, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The trio brings zany wit to its eclectic mix of New Orleans jazz, zydeco, Cajun and original compositions.
Featured Artist(s): The Dixie Power Trio
[Photo from the  September 2, 2014 performance.] September 2, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The Peruvian singer offers an Afro-Peruvian jazz concert.
Featured Artist(s): Corina Bartra
[Photo from the  September 1, 2014 performance.] September 1, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The company showcases its training methods and pieces of its latest physical theater adaption, the horror classic The Island of Dr. Moreau. Drama. Recommended for age 13 and up. Contains non-verbal references to violence and sexuality. Part of Page-to-Stage.
Featured Artist(s): Synetic Theater
[Photo from the  August 31, 2014 performance.] August 31, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance

This performance recognizes the eight Senior Division (grades 10–12) winners of the VSA Playwright Discovery Competition: Andrew Child, On the Isle of Lotus-Eaters; Nayereh Doosti, In Your Shoes; Hannah Jarzombek, Skin Deep; Emma Morris, Space-Girl; Billy Recce, Happy; Caitlin “Cat” Reynolds, Group; Madalyn Rymer, Layover; and Jc Statt, Ikelos. Excerpts of four scripts will be performed as staged readings on the Millennium Stage and four scripts will be workshopped by a professional director and cast. The VSA Playwright Discovery Competition invites middle and high school students with and without disabilities to examine the disability experience and express their views through the art of script writing. A Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program. Part of Page-to-Stage.


Featured Artist(s): Page to Stage VSA Playwright Discovery
[Photo from the  August 30, 2014 performance.] August 30, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The Kennedy Center, in collaboration with the University of Maryland, presents a performance recognizing the acclaimed writer. During a career spanning more than 45 years, Walter Dean Myers wrote more than 100 books for children of all ages, including 2 Newbery Honor Books, 3 National Book Award Finalists, and 6 Coretta Scott King Award/Honor–winning books. In 2012, he was appointed the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, serving a two-year term in the position. This theatrical tribute to Mr. Myers combines music, dance, and spoken word with text from some of his most famous books, including excerpts from his picture book We Are America, his gritty teen novel Monster, his memoir Bad Boy, and from Kennedy Center–commissioned adaptations of his work, Harlem and Blues Journey.  This one-night-only celebration of Walter Dean Myers is a fitting tribute to a man who changed the face of young adult literature and touched so many with his eloquent and unflinching portrayal of young African American lives. Part of Page-to-Stage.
Featured Artist(s): Page to Stage
[Photo from the  August 29, 2014 performance.] August 29, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority presents the talents of D.C’s best street performers.
Featured Artist(s): MetroPerforms!
[Photo from the  August 28, 2014 performance.] August 28, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The Maryland-based dance company blends traditional Americana music and percussive dance.
Featured Artist(s): Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble
[Photo from the  August 27, 2014 performance.] August 27, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The progressive Latin American act fuses avant-garde symphonic rock with a wide range of classical, jazz, and world music influences. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Spain.
Featured Artist(s): Kotebel
[Photo from the  August 26, 2014 performance.] August 26, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The talented young dancers of the Maryland-based group perform Chinese classical and folk dances.
Featured Artist(s): Gina Ling Chinese Dance Chamber