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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: October 2009

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[October 31, 2009]

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Dutch actor and master storyteller Hakim stars in this one-man show, an adventure full of fantasy, music, and humor. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2009

Featured Artist(s): Hakim

[October 30, 2009]

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Israeli singer/songwriter/composer and actress Efrat Gosh continues to explore the boundaries of folk, cabaret, and rock.

Featured Artist(s): Efrat Gosh

[October 29, 2009]

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Czech drummers Pavel Fajt, David Koller, Alan Vitouš, and Miloš Vacík explore jazz to classical to world music on four drum sets and various percussion instruments. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2009

Featured Artist(s): Pavel Fajt

[October 28, 2009]

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Pero Theater’s Magnus Lundblad performs in this poetic musical for children from Sweden, in which Orjan the golden eagle faces his fear of flying with the help of Edward, a golden crested wren and the smallest bird in the forest. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2009

Featured Artist(s): Pero Theater

[October 27, 2009]

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Meet Snufkin and Moomin, characters from Tove Jansson’s popular Finnish comic strip and children’s book series. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2009

Featured Artist(s): Heikki Mäenpää & Heikki Koivunen

[October 26, 2009]

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Southern Africa’s songs of oppression, resistance, and the hope for freedom and justice are sung in the original languages of siZulu, siXhosa, and siSotho.

Featured Artist(s): The GospelChor Saarbrücken

[October 25, 2009]

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A new adventure of the infamous Pinocchio starring Italian actor Daniel Contu.  Will he be able to save his poor friend Geppetto? Part of Kids Euro Festival 2009

Featured Artist(s): Daniel Contu

[October 24, 2009]

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Romanian puppeteer Dan Hândoreanu follows the adventures of two little girls as they grow up to become women. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2009

Featured Artist(s): Dan Hândoreanu

[October 23, 2009]

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Musician Nikos Xanthoulis explores the history of ancient Greek music through original manuscripts, pottery, and traditional instruments. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2009

Featured Artist(s): Nikos Xanthoulis

[October 22, 2009]

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UK clown and physical comedian Frankalele performs Hopefool, the story of a man working in a confetti factory who builds a dream world of fame, family and fun. A feast of visual humour, physical theater, slapstick and magic, Hopefool is dangerously spontaneous - with lots of confetti! Part of Kids Euro Festival 2009

Featured Artist(s): Frankalele

[October 21, 2009]

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Bulgaria’s Ambassador Theater presents Hopa Tropa featuring amusing and interactive folk tales from Bulgaria. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2009

Featured Artist(s): Hopa Tropa

[October 20, 2009]

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The 2008 European Champion of Magic and 2009 winner of the World Prize of Magic spellbinds audiences. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2009

Featured Artist(s): Magic Olmach

[October 19, 2009]

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In this production from Belgium’s Theatre Se busca, an accidental star is born as Peppe the stage manager, played by Angel Ramos Sanchez, helps the audience pass the time with mime, magic, acrobatics. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2009

Featured Artist(s): Theatre Se busca

[October 18, 2009]

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Based in D.C., this 12-member, horn-based funk band performs tunes from their debut CD, Whiskey & Knives.

Featured Artist(s): The Texas Chainsaw Horns

[October 17, 2009]

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Two Danish storytellers from Teater Patrasket present a twist on the classic fairy tale with live accompaniment on banjo, harmonica, and saw. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2009

Featured Artist(s): Teater Patrasket

[October 16, 2009]

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The Hungarian storyteller spins traditional Hungarian tales full of magic, legend, and fancy in both her native tongue and English. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2009

Featured Artist(s): Zalka Csenge

[October 15, 2009]

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New York’s Mike Savino on vocals, banjo, and bass; Kyle Sanna on guitar and vocals; Mathias Kunzli on drums and vocals; and Benjamin Campbell on bass and vocals explore folk and roots music.

Featured Artist(s): Tall Tall Trees

[October 14, 2009]

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The classical pianist plays work from her just released solo album, Book of Leaves.

Featured Artist(s): Rachel Grimes

[October 13, 2009]

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New Orleans classical pianist approaches music by combining conceptual with didactic elements of musical storytelling.

Featured Artist(s): Christopher Astilla

[October 12, 2009]

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Violist Sgt. Tyler Sieh and pianist Jessica Stitt, members of the U.S.A.F. Chamber Players, perform sonatas for viola and piano by Johannes Brahms and Rebecca Clarke.

Featured Artist(s): U.S. Air Force Chamber Players

[October 11, 2009]

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In From Byzantium to Punk Rock, the Flux String Quartet, soprano Michelle Trovato, violinist Susan Via, double bassist Dan Via, and pianist Sophia Serghi perform original Serghi chamber works.

Featured Artist(s): Sophia Serghi

[October 10, 2009]

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A flute and harp duo formed in 2007, Michelle Myers Lundy and Lauren Panfili specialize in new and standard classical repertoire.

Featured Artist(s): Beau Soir Ensemble

[October 9, 2009]

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Mongolian, Japanese, and American artists highlight Mongolian khoomei (throat singing) with the driving rhythms of Japanese taiko (drums).

Featured Artist(s): The Khoomei-Taiko Ensemble

[October 8, 2009]

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Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra members Igor Zubkovsky (cello) and Ina Mirtcheva (piano) play works by Chopin, Glazunov, and Barber.

Featured Artist(s): The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

[October 7, 2009]

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Throat singers from Tuva, Russia produce two or more notes at once.

Featured Artist(s): The Khogzhumchu Ensemble

[October 6, 2009]

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Montana’s cowboy poet Paul Zarzyski and cowboy singer-composer Wylie Gustafson have pursued their writing and riding passions as poets, songwriters, and horsemen for more than 35 years. Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series.

Featured Artist(s): Wylie Gustafson

[October 5, 2009]

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With the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall approaching, the renowned choreographer presents Wallstories, which reflects on how physical and political boundaries play an important role in our lives.

Featured Artist(s): Nejla Yatkin

[October 4, 2009]

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Alexander Paperny (balalaika) and Vladimir Fridman (guitar and vocals) seamlessly blend classical, klezmer, jazz, and traditional Russian music.

Featured Artist(s): TransAtlantic Duo

[October 3, 2009]

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The best-selling children’s author and member of the iconic ’60s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary performs his beloved songs and then signs copies of his illustrated children’s books, including his brand new title, Day is Done, and Puff the Magic Dragon in front of the Hall of States Gift Shop.

Featured Artist(s): Peter Yarrow

[October 2, 2009]

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Matthew R. Wilson’s The Great One-Man Commedia Epic brings to life a cast of 10 historical commedia dell’ arte characters in this classic tale of Italian Renaissance comedy: Young lovers' wedding plans are threatened by squabbling fathers, boasting war heroes, and a host of well-meaning but dim-witted servants. The entire town is drawn to the brink of tragedy before love prevails, normalcy is restored, and comedy triumphs.

Featured Artist(s): Faction of Fools Theatre Company, Inc.

[October 1, 2009]

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An ingenious theatrical gem, small metal objects unfolds amid the hubbub of the city. On bleachers and wearing headphones, the audience is wired in to an intensely personal drama being played out somewhere in the crowd. Contains strong language and mature themes.

Featured Artist(s): Back to Back Theatre

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