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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: September 2005

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[September 30, 2005]

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The Kuchipudi Kalanidhi Dancers perform the classical Indian dance of Kuchipudi, which uses fast rhythmic footwork and striking body movements. The Cambodian American Heritage Group enacts selections from the repertoire of Cambodian classical and folk dances. In honor of tradition, Halau O ‘Aulani brings the spirit and culture of Hawaii through native dance. Co-presented with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
DANCE DC

Featured Artist(s): Cambodian American Heritage Group

[September 29, 2005]

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This mostly acoustic hot fiddle swing band is accompanied by string bass, lap steel, guitar, and tenor banjo. The group plays old time fiddle breakdowns, Tin Pan Alley ballads, hot jazz foxtrots, gut bucket blues, minstrel show routines, and the requisite waltz.


Featured Artist(s): Ridgetop Syncopators

[September 28, 2005]

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Enjoy a discussion and excerpts from three different operas as part of the Washington National Opera’s production Trilogy: Domingo and Guests in Three Acts, which features Act II of Fedora, Act IV of Otello, and Act III of The Merry Widow. TRILOGY: DOMINGO AND GUESTS IN THREE ACTS

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Insights

[September 27, 2005]

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This Malian singer, guitarist, and composer has a strong blues feel with a wistful tone, as heard on the albums Macire and Sa Golo.


Featured Artist(s): Boubacar Traore

[September 26, 2005]

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The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington presents Icon 05, in which local youth display their talents on stage and receive awards and scholarships for school.

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

[September 25, 2005]

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The group Hewar, which is Syrian for “dialogue,” incorporates Arabic, jazz, scat, opera, and classical music to create a unique dialogue between many musical genres.


Featured Artist(s): Hewar

[September 24, 2005]

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In honor of 2005 National Heritage Fellowship recipient Jeanette Carter, daughter of famed A. P. and Sara Carter, the Millennium Stage presents a Carter Family Tribute Concert, featuring country and old-time musicians, David and Linda Lay, and Deborah Jean Sheets.
Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series, presented by The Library of Congress American Folklife Center.


Featured Artist(s): National Heritage Fellow

[September 23, 2005]

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Forgotten Consciousness follows the lives of two people driven by financial status, social expectations, and a need to conform to social standings, leaving little room for humanity. This evening's performance contains mature themes and content. LOCAL DANCE COMMISSIONING PROJECT: FORGOTTEN CONSCIOUSNESS

Featured Artist(s): Ludovic Jolivet

[September 22, 2005]

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Forgotten Consciousness follows the lives of two people driven by financial status, social expectations, and a need to conform to social standings, leaving little room for humanity. This evening's performance contains mature themes and content. LOCAL DANCE COMMISSIONING PROJECT: FORGOTTEN CONSCIOUSNESS

Featured Artist(s): Ludovic Jolivet

[September 21, 2005]

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Inspired by the Chickasaw culture and performed in the Chickasaw language, this world premiere of Iholba (“The Vision”) was commissioned by the Kennedy Center and the National Symphony Orchestra in honor of the NSO’s 1996 American Residency in Wyoming.


Featured Artist(s): Iholba

[September 20, 2005]

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Hailing from France, this upbeat group plays original music in the spirit of world-famous Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. The ensemble is influenced by such diverse genres of music as calypso, blues, rock and roll, Middle Eastern, ska, and Arabic themes.


Featured Artist(s): Samarabalouf

[September 19, 2005]

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Led by jazz bassist and D.C. native John Previti, this tribute is in honor of two great legends in jazz music—Charles Mingus and Thelonious Monk. In conjunction with the 18th Annual Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition (a ticketed event presented later the same evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Eisenhower Theater).



Featured Artist(s): The John Previti Mingus Monk Tribute

[September 18, 2005]

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The Ecuadorian group Yarina (which means “remembrance” in the native Quichua language of the Incas) brings the hauntingly beautiful music of the Andes while incorporating jazz, blues, Latin, and Western classical music.



Featured Artist(s): Yarina

[September 17, 2005]

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This Georgian rock group merges folklore with Irish, European, and Asian melodies.

EASTERN EUROPEAN ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO

Featured Artist(s): Soft Eject

[September 16, 2005]

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Handle With Care is a multimedia performance featuring photographs by Andy Thibadeau and video projections by Keira Hart. LOCAL DANCE COMMISSIONING PROJECT: HANDLE WITH CARE

Featured Artist(s): Meisha Bosma

[September 15, 2005]

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Handle With Care is a multimedia performance featuring photographs by Andy Thibadeau and video projections by Keira Hart. LOCAL DANCE COMMISSIONING PROJECT: HANDLE WITH CARE

Featured Artist(s): Meisha Bosma

[September 14, 2005]

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Zulal, an Armenian a cappella trio, pays tribute to Armenia's folk roots while forging imaginative harmonies that add a fresh energy to traditional repertoire.

EASTERN EUROPEAN ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO

Featured Artist(s): Zulal

[September 13, 2005]

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Don’t miss this contemporary dance company from Serbia under the direction of Svetlana Durovic.

EASTERN EUROPEAN ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO

Featured Artist(s): Madlenium

[September 12, 2005]

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Discover the history behind French oppression over Sicily through a discussion about Giuseppe Verdi’s I Vespri Siciliani, the heroic tale of revolutionaries planning to rebel. I VESPRI SICILIANI

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Insights

[September 11, 2005]

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IN THE CONCERT HALL
Organist of the First Baptist Church in D.C., Lawrence Schreiber performs classical repertoire on the Kennedy Center’s stunning Filene Organ. 



Featured Artist(s): Lawrence Schreiber

[September 10, 2005]

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OUTDOORS ON THE SOUTH PLAZA STAGE
The Kennedy Center celebrates its 34th birthday with a daylong series of free music, dance, and theater events beginning with a parade at 11:30 a.m. and culminating in this spirited 6 p.m. outdoor performance on the South Plaza Stage. With roots in Brownsville, Texas, Del Castillo features brothers Rick and Mark del Castillo on Spanish classical guitars fusing flamenco, rock, and Latin music. Part of the 21st annual OPEN HOUSE ARTS FESTIVAL

Featured Artist(s): Del Castillo

[September 9, 2005]

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Jon Langford and Sally Timms of the Mekons, with violinist Jean Cook and Pere Ubu bassist Tony Maimone, play a selection of songs from their solo careers, plus Mekons and Waco Brothers chestnuts. In cooperation with the Future of Music Coalition, a not-for-profit collaboration between members of the music, technology, public policy, and intellectual property law communities.



Featured Artist(s): Jon Langford

[September 8, 2005]

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This unique artist and her ensemble combine the haunting style of the Cape Verdean morna and Portuguese fado with the more upbeat accordian-driven coladera and Brazilian flavor, as heard on the CD Di Korpu Ku Alma.



Featured Artist(s): Lura

[September 7, 2005]

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OUTDOORS ON THE SOUTH PLAZA STAGE
Performing on such instruments as the ethnic tutruka, charango, and tumbadoras, this Chilean group combines folk music with symphonic rock, which can be heard on the albums Alturas de Machu-Picchu, Todos Juntos, and Canción del Sur. In cooperation with the Embassy of Chile.



Featured Artist(s): Los Jaivas

[September 6, 2005]

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Capturing the essence and elegance of Odissi, an ancient eastern lyrical Indian dance form, Madhavi Mudgal gracefully and respectfully builds upon traditions with modern influences.



Featured Artist(s): Madhavi Mudgal

[September 5, 2005]

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Signature Theatre presents this new musical by Matt Conner featuring a book by Norman Allen and set to lyrics by master of the macabre Edgar Allan Poe. NEVERMORE (SIGNATURE THEATRE)

Featured Artist(s): Page to Stage

[September 4, 2005]

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In this new rock musical presented by the Washington Shakespeare Company, multiple stories unfold in a cafeteria as eighth graders find different ways of dealing with the moments between childhood and adulthood, which all come down to one thing…first love. Book and lyrics by Shawn Northrip.

LUNCH (WASHINGTON SHAKESPEARE COMPANY)

Featured Artist(s): Page to Stage

[September 3, 2005]

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In the new musical Captivated, presented by the Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, employee Krista Fay Floeting and rejected loan applicant Clark Delgato become the victims of a bank’s unscrupulous loan officer, Lloyd Maloney. Book and lyrics by Kathleen Cahill, music by Deborah Wicks LaPuma.

CAPTIVATED (OLNEY THEATRE CENTER FOR THE ARTS)

Featured Artist(s): Page to Stage

[September 2, 2005]

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Improvisation company The Playground, under the direction of Daniel Burkholder, presents Songs That Sinatra Sung, a post-modern improvisational look at Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs, which explores romantic relationships of the ’50s. LOCAL DANCE COMMISSIONING PROJECT: SONGS THAT SINATRA SUNG

Featured Artist(s): Daniel Burkholder

[September 1, 2005]

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Improvisation company The Playground, under the direction of Daniel Burkholder, presents Songs That Sinatra Sung, a post-modern improvisational look at Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs, which explores romantic relationships of the ’50s. LOCAL DANCE COMMISSIONING PROJECT: SONGS THAT SINATRA SUNG

Featured Artist(s): Daniel Burkholder

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