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[October 31, 2010]

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Emerging singers and pianists on the verge of professional careers present a program of opera, operetta, and zarzuela, capping off Washington National Opera’s citywide celebration of National Opera Week.

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program

[October 30, 2010]

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Brighton-based Cartoon de Salvo cleverly mixes storytelling, improvisation, and live music, captivating audiences with its highly accessible and irreverently honest brand of theater. Part of ON THE FRINGE: Eye on Edinburgh.

Featured Artist(s): Cartoon de Salvo

[October 29, 2010]

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For this audience commission project, choreographer Mary Lane solicited input (stories and personal experiences, concepts, themes, and inquiries) through various social media forums to assist in the artistic process of creating a new dance work. Visit whatrumissing.com for more information.

Featured Artist(s): Mary Lane

[October 28, 2010]

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For this audience commission project, choreographer Mary Lane solicited input (stories and personal experiences, concepts, themes, and inquiries) through various social media forums to assist in the artistic process of creating a new dance work. Visit whatrumissing.com for more information.

Featured Artist(s): Mary Lane

[October 27, 2010]

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Slovak pantomime artist Miroslav Kasprzyk presents an interactive performance about a king who is ruling his kingdom in such a wrong way that he needs the audience’s help to do it properly. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2010.

Featured Artist(s): Miroslav Kasprzyk

[October 26, 2010]

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Award-winning Slovenian hip hop dancer and choreographer Nika Kljun presents “Beyond Dancing,” a performance and workshop that gives audiences a chance to learn the steps they saw. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2010.

Featured Artist(s): Nika Kljun

[October 25, 2010]

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Sweden’s physical theater company Teater Tre (Theatre Three) presents this work in which three characters try to organize their world, working and playing, building and knocking down. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2010.

Featured Artist(s): Teater Tre

[October 24, 2010]

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Cyprus’s Charalambos and Andreas Charalambous use shadow theater in their play about a magic tree that punishes people for polluting the environment by transforming their bodies. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2010.

Featured Artist(s): Charalambos and Andreas Charalambous Shadow Theatre

[October 23, 2010]

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From the Netherlands, Wijnand Stomp (a.k.a. Mister Anansi) creates colorful storytelling performances. Part-Dutch, part-Antillean, he gets much of his inspiration from Caribbean myths and folktales. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2010.

Featured Artist(s): Mister Anansi

[October 22, 2010]

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This multimedia collaboration between Dance Box Theater directors Laura Schandelmeier and Stephen Clapp, installation artist Lorne Covington, and composer James Harkins is guided by the premise that “order will eventually emerge from chaos.”

Featured Artist(s): Stephen Clapp

[October 21, 2010]

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This multimedia collaboration between Dance Box Theater directors Laura Schandelmeier and Stephen Clapp, installation artist Lorne Covington, and composer James Harkins is guided by the premise that “order will eventually emerge from chaos.”

Featured Artist(s): Laura Schandelmeier

[October 20, 2010]

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Denmark’s Hanne Trolle stars in this production about a little girl’s journey in and out of famous paintings by such artists as Botticelli, Velasquez, Vilhelm Kyhn, Van Gogh, Degas, Magritte, and Miró. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2010.

Featured Artist(s): Hanne Trolle

[October 19, 2010]

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Malta’s Sarah Spiteri and pianist Alexander Vella Gregory present this work based on Schumann’s Album for the Young about a little orphan girl Tramuntana, a mysterious wild rider, and the cruel mayor of the village. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2010.

Featured Artist(s): Sarah Spiteri

[October 18, 2010]

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Italy’s theater company Rodisio presents this production based on a workshop with students ages 6 to 12 and centered around the dinner table. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2010.

Featured Artist(s): Rodisio

[October 17, 2010]

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Bulgaria presents the puppet theater performance starring Desislava Mincheva and written and directed by Petar Todorov about a hen who lays a bonbon instead of an egg. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2010.

Featured Artist(s): Desislava Mincheva

[October 16, 2010]

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Romania’s Teatrul Gong Sibiu presents the puppet show, which emphasizes love and is inspired by Romanian fairy tales. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2010.

Featured Artist(s): Teatrul Gong Sibiu

[October 15, 2010]

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Angella Foster’s commissioned piece uses movement, text, live music, and video projections to tell the stories of families who care for special needs children who cannot speak. Using her cousin Taylor’s story and interviews with her aunt as a starting point, Speechless gives a voice to the struggle to love, communicate with, and care for a silent child in a noisy world.

Featured Artist(s): Angella Foster

[October 14, 2010]

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Angella Foster’s commissioned piece uses movement, text, live music, and video projections to tell the stories of families who care for special needs children who cannot speak. Using her cousin Taylor’s story and interviews with her aunt as a starting point, Speechless gives a voice to the struggle to love, communicate with, and care for a silent child in a noisy world.

Featured Artist(s): Angella Foster

[October 13, 2010]

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The group from Indiana, some of whose past members have gone on to play with Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, and John Mellencamp, perform some of their favorite bluegrass tunes and original songs. Part of Homegrown: The Music of America.

Featured Artist(s): Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band

[October 12, 2010]

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Founded and directed by Saeid Shanbehzadeh, the group performs the traditional music and dance from Iran’s Bushehr province in southwestern Iran on the Persian Gulf, where the music is an amalgam of Persian, Arab, African, and Indian influences.

Featured Artist(s): Shanbehzadeh Ensemble

[October 11, 2010]

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The DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs present an evening of breaking, poppin’, and lockin’ with dancers Abraham Pari Seis from Bolivia; Min Htun from Burma; Hida Guerrero from Ecuador; Kadir Memis from Turkey; Nonie Sachdeva from India; Hasan Rivzi from Pakistan; Abdul Kinyenya from Uganda; and Yvonne Zinyoro from Zimbabwe.

Featured Artist(s): Hip Hop Dance Ambassadors

[October 10, 2010]

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Founded by director Estela Velez, Furia Flamenca presents a tribute to Spanish poet and musician Federico Garcia Lorca, including his works “Lament for Ignacio Sanchez Mejias,” “Romance Sonambulo,” “Casidas de Palomas Oscuras,” and songs such as “Sevillanas del Siglo XVII” and “La Nana.”

Featured Artist(s): Furia Flamenca

[October 9, 2010]

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The 28-member group (14 men and 14 women between ages 20 and 28) combines gymnastics with dance, theater, advanced tumbling, and acrobatics, built on the Danish gymnastics tradition and culture. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Denmark.

Featured Artist(s): The National Danish Performance Team

[October 8, 2010]

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National Symphony Orchestra Music Director Christoph Eschenbach plays piano in an all-Beethoven program, joined by violinist Christian Tetzlaff. NSO members Joel Fuller and Alexandra Osborne, violin, Mahoko Eguchi, viola, and Rachel Young, cello, are also playing.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[October 7, 2010]

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A driving force in the Los Angeles underground soul scene, she blends funk, R&B, jazz, and go-go in her grooves, and has toured with Whitney Houston, Usher, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Chris Botti.

Featured Artist(s): Sy Smith

[October 6, 2010]

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In Icon 10, local youth display their talents on stage in addition to receiving awards and scholarships for school.

Featured Artist(s): Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington

[October 5, 2010]

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Shenandoah University Conservatory Jazz Ensemble, under director Matthew Niess, continues to move upward within the ranks of the country's most respected undergraduate ensembles, as heard on their recording Lullaby of the Leaves.

Featured Artist(s): The Shenandoah Conservatory Jazz Ensemble

[October 4, 2010]

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Recipient of the 2010 Marian Anderson Award—a grant for American singers in mid-career—mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke performs a recital with classical guitarist Jason Vieaux. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Jason Vieaux

[October 3, 2010]

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Performances by Laura Schandelemier in Pola Nirenska’s Exuberance; CityDance Ensemble in Erik Hampton’s Girlfriends; Flamenco Aparicio; Dahlia Nayar's Trios; and Vincent E. Thomas’s One or Ten or One Hundred, a site-specific tribute to Nirenksa; as well as the presentation of the Pola Nirenska Award.

Featured Artist(s): Metro DC Dance Awards

[October 2, 2010]

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The Grammy-winning They Might Be Giants rocks the Grand Foyer in an all-ages show to celebrate the comprehensive redesign of ARTSEDGE—the Kennedy Center’s national K-12 arts education web site.

Featured Artist(s): They Might Be Giants

[October 1, 2010]

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Among the finest percussion quartets today, the musicians of the three-time Grammy-nominated ensemble refuse to be tied down to one style, with a repertoire ranging from structuralist percussion music to a wide range of ethnic drum music and avante garde sound interpretation. Part of Celebrate Mexico 2010. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Tambuco

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