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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 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): VSA Playwright Discovery Page to Stage
[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
[Photo from the  August 25, 2014 performance.] August 25, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The Navy’s premier country-bluegrass ensemble blends modern country music and cutting-edge bluegrass.
Featured Artist(s): U.S. Navy Country Current
[Photo from the  August 24, 2014 performance.] August 24, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The ragtime ensemble performs a concert of favorites and underscores Charlie Chaplin’s silent comedy classic One A.M. using the original period orchestra scores.
Featured Artist(s): Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra
[Photo from the  August 23, 2014 performance.] August 23, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Chocolate City Rocks opening night featuring performances by GODISHEUS and Thaylobleu: two Funk Rock bands comprised of award winning Washington DC based and homegrown Go-Go, Hip-Hop, and Poetry superstars. Hosted by Risikat Okedeyi (LSP). www.chocolatecityrocks.com

 


Featured Artist(s): Thaylobleu Godisheus Chocolate City Rocks!
[Photo from the  August 22, 2014 performance.] August 22, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The band offers a concert of chamber music.
Featured Artist(s): U.S. Marine Band
[Photo from the  August 21, 2014 performance.] August 21, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The Navy’s premier contemporary entertainment ensemble plays jazz, R&B, pop, rock, and original material.
Featured Artist(s): U.S. Navy Band Cruisers
[Photo from the  August 20, 2014 performance.] August 20, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The trio brings three-part harmony and Texas-style fiddling to a refreshing blend of swing, vintage country, bluegrass, and jazz. Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series.
Featured Artist(s): The Quebe Sisters Band
[Photo from the  August 19, 2014 performance.] August 19, 2014 - This performance is not available for viewing.

The Galician multi-instrumentalist and world-famous gaita (bagpipe) player plays expressive Celtic traditional music.
Featured Artist(s): Carlos Nunez
[Photo from the  August 18, 2014 performance.] August 18, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The internationally recognized klezmer ensemble blends the intimacy of chamber music with the rowdiness of a dance band.
Featured Artist(s): Ezekiel's Wheels
[Photo from the  August 17, 2014 performance.] August 17, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Jenn Tisdale performs in the D.C.-area, and was seen at the 2013 Cape Fear Comedy Festival. She currently writes for Brightest Young Things. This program contains mature themes and strong language.
Featured Artist(s): Jenn Tisdale
[Photo from the  August 16, 2014 performance.] August 16, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The trio offers a performance of jazz standards.
Featured Artist(s): Ken Kimery Charles Covington Jr. Steven Abshire
[Photo from the  August 15, 2014 performance.] August 15, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
World-class Afghan-American rubab player Quraishi offers a performance of original compositions that carry a deep dedication to his native country’s artistic tradition and its national instrument.
Featured Artist(s): Quraishi
[Photo from the  August 14, 2014 performance.] August 14, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Participants perform scenes from West Side Story.
Featured Artist(s): Theatre Lab School of Dramatic Arts
[Photo from the  August 13, 2014 performance.] August 13, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The campers perform an original adaptation of The Wizard of Oz using mime, pantomime, acrobatics, song, and dance.
Featured Artist(s): Synetic Theater
[Photo from the  August 12, 2014 performance.] August 12, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The competition’s 2014 winner offers a recital.
Featured Artist(s): International Young Artist Piano Competition
[Photo from the  August 11, 2014 performance.] August 11, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The New Orleans band of brothers balances indie rock with folk and pop.
Featured Artist(s): Cardinal Sons
[Photo from the  August 10, 2014 performance.] August 10, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The orchestra presents a concert by some of the best high school and college jazz musicians in the Greater Philadelphia and New Jersey regions.
Featured Artist(s): Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra
[Photo from the  August 9, 2014 performance.] August 9, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The Kennedy Center Jazz Ahead piano alum from Tbilisi, Georgia leads a group of fellow Berklee graduates in a performance that would make Dr. Billy Taylor proud.

Featured Artist(s): The Giorgi Mikadze Quartet
[Photo from the  August 8, 2014 performance.] August 8, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The ensemble fuses jazz with music from members’ home countries of Cuba and Venezuela.
Featured Artist(s): Cesar Orozco Euro Zambrano Francisco Vielma Rodner Padilla