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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: October 2011

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[October 31, 2011]

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This program features emerging singers and pianists on the verge of international careers.

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

[October 30, 2011]

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The jazz singer presents Pippi in America, an almost entirely acoustic performance that combines well-known Swedish children’s songs with jazz. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2011.

Featured Artist(s): Sarah Riedel

[October 29, 2011]

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The traditional Charalambos and Andreas Charalambous Shadow Theatre’s performance is centered on a town that calls on Alexander the Great to rescue its villagers from a giant snake. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2011.

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

[October 28, 2011]

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NSO musicians William Wielgus, oboe, Lewis Lipnick, bassoon, and Lisa Emenheiser, piano, play works by William Grant Still, Ben-Heim, Schulhoff, and Poulenc.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[October 27, 2011]

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Maestro Jesus Manuel Berard conducts these gifted students in a performance of Czech composer Antonín Dvorák’s acclaimed Symphony No. 9, From the New World. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2011. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): DC Youth Orchestra

[October 26, 2011]

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The renowned puppet theater presents Kraft, a show in which an everyday object’s conventional use is transformed into something magical—where Kraft paper becomes an instrument of nature, creating the sounds of crashing waves, rustling leaves, and the crackling of a fire’s flames. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2011.

Featured Artist(s): Bambalina

[October 25, 2011]

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A rising star on the Swedish jazz scene, the singer is known for her poetic yet bold take on the world of jazz. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden.

Featured Artist(s): Sarah Riedel

[October 24, 2011]

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Two clowns go to a concert hall for a fun-filled night of slapstick, song, and acrobatic mischief. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2011.

Featured Artist(s): Piip and Tuut Theatre

[October 23, 2011]

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The chamber group, 2008 graduates of the Curtis Institute of Music, fuses music styles from bluegrass to klezmer, classical to jazz, and ancient music to contemporary rock.

Featured Artist(s): Sixth Floor Trio

[October 22, 2011]

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The singer/composer performs Koele Kikkers (“Cool Frogs”), about a man and a frog in search of a new home in a magical world full of sweet violins, frightened voices, astonished eyes, and lots of frogs. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2011.

Featured Artist(s): Etienne Borgers

[October 21, 2011]

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REVISION Dance Collaborative's interactive dance performance in four sections challenges the audience to think about and explore what it would be like to live in an ideal world. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2011.

Featured Artist(s): REVISION Dance Collaborative

[October 20, 2011]

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Sampo Lappalainen, performed by puppeteer Juha Laukkanen, is an exciting adventure to Finnish Lapland filled with majestic mountains, Yoik music, and one very unpleasant troll. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2011.

Featured Artist(s): Sytkyt Puppet Theatre

[October 19, 2011]

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The Honduras-born musician is known for his preservation of the Garifuna culture, blending the tradition of his West Indies, West African, and Caribbean ancestors.

Featured Artist(s): Aurelio Martinez

[October 18, 2011]

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The acclaimed Ethiopian-born singer laces her compositions with soul, jazz, hip hop, art rock, and folk.

Featured Artist(s): Meklit Hadero

[October 17, 2011]

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The actress, fresh from the 25th anniversary tour of Les Misérables, takes the stage to perform an evening of show-stopping favorites. Happy Hour Series: Come to the Kennedy Center for a libation from the bar while mingling, dancing, and enjoying a wide range of music from multitalented artists. Drink specials available 5–7:30! IN THE TERRACE GALLERY

Featured Artist(s): Natalie Weiss

[October 16, 2011]

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In Clown – musical virtuoso…?, the comedian and clown uses pantomime, juggling, and other circus skills to tell the story of a clown who escapes from a famous circus to become a musician. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2011.

Featured Artist(s): Adrián Ohrádka

[October 15, 2011]

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Of Fire, of the Wind, and of the Road Without Return is a musical fairytale about bravery, knowledge, intelligence, selflessness, and love. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2011.

Featured Artist(s): Aeroplio Theatre

[October 14, 2011]

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Pravljica O Zlati roži (“Story of the Golden Flower”) is a musical puppet play that includes classical composers’ songs for children. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2011.

Featured Artist(s): Melita Osojnik Musical Theatre

[October 13, 2011]

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A performance of the Chinese theatrical tradition of Peking Opera. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera Company

[October 12, 2011]

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The Virginia-based group performs a mix of traditional country, blues, swing, bluegrass, and folk music.

Featured Artist(s): Linda Lay and Springfield Exit

[October 11, 2011]

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In Icon 11, local youth display their talents on stage to earn awards and scholarships.

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

[October 10, 2011]

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Funny and upbeat, with just a pinch of sass, the group’s three-part harmonies, instrument swapping, and witty on-stage banter have enlivened the folk music landscape.

Featured Artist(s): Good Lovelies

[October 9, 2011]

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The recording artist and producer, one of the first Israeli MCs, creates timeless, genre-defying music shedding light on relevant social and political topics. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Israel.

Featured Artist(s): SHI 360

[October 8, 2011]

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The band has dominated the Washington, D.C. children’s music scene and gained significant national recognition for its wildly popular music for the whole family.

Featured Artist(s): Rocknoceros

[October 7, 2011]

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Erica Rebollar/Rebollar Dance performs the world premiere of Tinsel and Bone, which explores various identities of movement within a person’s external, social body (Tinsel) and their internal, spiritual state (Bone). Part of the Local Dance Commissioning Project.

Featured Artist(s): Erica Rebollar/Rebollar Dance

[October 6, 2011]

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Erica Rebollar/Rebollar Dance performs the world premiere of Tinsel and Bone, which explores various identities of movement within a person’s external, social body (Tinsel) and their internal, spiritual state (Bone). Part of the Local Dance Commissioning Project.

Featured Artist(s): Erica Rebollar/Rebollar Dance

[October 5, 2011]

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Charley Gerard, alto saxophone, Syberen van Munster, guitar, Carl Banner, piano, James King, bass, Lenny Robinson, drums play Dvorák Jazz Dances, a work for jazz quintet by contemporary composer Charley Gerard that was inspired by Dvorák’s two series of Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 and 72. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic.



Featured Artist(s): Washington Musica Viva

[October 4, 2011]

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The Portuguese singer presents her elegant blend of traditional African and Cape Verdean rhythms with contemporary jazz, Latin, and soul.

Featured Artist(s): Carmen Souza

[October 3, 2011]

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The restored 1965 recording of the historic production of George Balanchine’s ballet Don Quixote starring Mr. Balanchine as the Don and Suzanne Farrell as his Dulcinea. Part of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet's 10th Anniversary. NOTE: This event will not be broadcast. 115 minutes in length. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Suzanne Farrell

[October 2, 2011]

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The 1996 Academy Award–nominated documentary film about ballerina Suzanne Farrell. Part of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet's 10th Anniversary. NOTE: This event will not be broadcast. 105 minutes in length. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Suzanne Farrell

[October 1, 2011]

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A rare screening of the 1966 film, choreographed by George Balanchine with Suzanne Farrell as a nubile Titania, Edward Villella imperious as Oberon, Arthur Mitchell as a delightful Puck, and Allegra Kent and Jacques d'Amboise. Part of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet's 10th Anniversary. NOTE: This event will not be broadcast. 93 minutes in length. IN THE TERRACE GALLERY

Featured Artist(s): Suzanne Farrell

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