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Millennium Stage Schedule of Performances

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Performance Time: 6 p.m. Eastern, unless otherwise noted
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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Page to Stage [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
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.

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

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VSA Playwright Discovery

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.




Monday, September 1, 2014

Synetic Theater [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
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.


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Corina Bartra [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The Peruvian singer offers an Afro-Peruvian jazz concert.


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Dixie Power Trio [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The trio brings zany wit to its eclectic mix of New Orleans jazz, zydeco, Cajun and original compositions.


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Adriane Fang [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]

The dancer and choreographer presents Grains, her new work combining movement, lighting, organic materials, and a sound-score by Jeffrey Dorfman. Part of the Local Dance Commissioning Project.




Friday, September 5, 2014

Adriane Fang [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]

The dancer and choreographer presents Grains, her new work combining movement, lighting, organic materials, and a sound-score by Jeffrey Dorfman. Part of the Local Dance Commissioning Project.




Saturday, September 6, 2014

Okinawan Performing Arts [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
IN THE TERRACE THEATER
The Okinawa Prefectural Government presents acclaimed practitioners of Ryuku dance, traditional karate, and so-saku Eisa. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan.


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Alfred Street Baptist Church Music and Worship Praise Team [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
As part of "Gospel Music Heritage Month," under the direction of Pastor Dr. Howard-John Wesley, The Music and Worship Arts Ministry of Alfred Street Baptist Church (Alexandria VA) presents "The Glory of Gospel," a hand-clapping and foot-stomping event celebrating the history of gospel music. Its format tells the story of gospel through narration and song.



Monday, September 8, 2014

Sandaraa [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The band blends South Asian musical traditions with the sounds and sensibilities of Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and New York.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Hoba Hoba Spirit [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The popular reggae, rock, and gnawa (a mixture of African, Berber, and Arabic religious songs and rhythms) band returns following its 2009 appearance in the Kennedy Center’s ARABESQUE: Arts of the Arab World festival. Part of Center Stage, a program created by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with New England Foundation for the Arts.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

U.S. Marine Chamber Ensemble [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Members of the band play chamber works by Haydn and Brahms.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Masters of Son Jarocho [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
IN THE FAMILY THEATER
Cesar Castro, Xochi Flores, Artemio Posadas, Delores Garcia, Luis Sarmiento, and Ana Urzua blend the complex music, song, dance, and poetry of the Mexican son Jarocho tradition. Part of Homegrown: The Music of America.


Friday, September 12, 2014

Ryo Yanagitani [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Char Prescott
The S&R Foundation presents a duo performance by the cellist and pianist, both 2011 S&R Washington Award winners.


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Chocolate City Rocks! [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Institute
Students of the D.C. institute teach a comprehensive course of traditional martial arts training featuring kung fu and capoeira demonstrations.


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Chocolate City Rocks! [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]

Combining elements of poetry, spoken word, emceeing, and beats, this program pays homage to the famed U Street corridor’s progressive music and arts scene in the late 1990s and features Ra Brown, Asheru, Poem-Cees, Dehiaja, and DJ Stylus.




Monday, September 15, 2014

The U.S. Army Field Band Chamber Ensembles [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
IN THE FAMILY THEATER
The chorus presents scenes from operas including Hansel and Gretel, Abduction from the Seraglio, Don Giovanni, and The Magic Flute accompanied by members of the Concert Band with instrumental arrangements by SSG Kevin Walko.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ribab Fusion [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Khumariyaan
Peshawar’s hyper-folk jam quartet and Morocco’s Amazigh (Berber) funk sensation make their U.S. debuts and kick off their month-long American tours. Part of Center Stage, a program created by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with New England Foundation for the Arts.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Amadou Kouyate [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The 2013–2014 Strathmore Artist-in-Residence, D.C. native, and dynamic djembe and koutiro drummer plays a mix of Manding music, traditional 13th-century songs, and contemporary original compositions incorporating blues and jazz.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Nistha Raj [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The violinist and Strathmore Artist-in-Residence blends classical Hindustani music with elements of jazz, rock, and beat box to put an entirely new spin on Indian classical music.


Friday, September 19, 2014

Paperhaus [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Listen Local First
The popular D.C. psychedelic pop rock band featuring Alex Tebeleff, Eduardo Rivera, and Danny Bentley performs.


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Petar Maric [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The Serbian accordionist showcases his unique range and musicality. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Serbia.


Sunday, September 21, 2014

D.C. Legendary Musicians Band [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Representing more than 50 years of music, this band features the talents of D.C. musicians who have performed nationally and internationally with their own bands and other renowned performers such as Wilson Pickett, James Brown, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Al Green, The Manhattans, and others.


Monday, September 22, 2014

Aparna Nancherla [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
IN THE THEATER LAB
Comedian and D.C. native Aparna Nancherla takes the stage with an opening set by Chelsea Shorte. Nancherla was most recently a writer and correspondent of FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. An alumna of the NBC Stand Up for Diversity program, she was one of the breakout New Faces at the 2013 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. She has been a contributing writer for NPR, Reader’s Digest, The Huffington Post, and The Washington Post Magazine, and can regularly be seen performing at the Upright Citizen’s Brigades in Los Angeles and New York City. This program contains mature themes and strong language. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tri Minh [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The Hanoi Conservatory–trained composer, jazz pianist, and contemporary sound artist and his quartet use improvisation to create dialogue between instruments in Sounds from Hanoi. Part of Center Stage, a program created by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with New England Foundation for the Arts.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Ceibadanza [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The Ecuadorian dance company offers a contemporary dance performance.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Arturo Garcia [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The dancer and choreographer presents his new dance work Here & Now, bringing his Arlington-based dance company Danzante to the stage. Part of the Local Dance Commissioning Project.


Friday, September 26, 2014

Arturo Garcia [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The dancer and choreographer presents his new dance work Here & Now, bringing his Arlington-based dance company Danzante to the stage. Part of the Local Dance Commissioning Project.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Asheru [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]

Founded by award-winning hip-hop artist and U.S. State Department Global Ambassador Gabriel “Asheru” Benn, Guerilla Arts Ink is a local arts organization dedicated to serving area youth with authentic arts and cultural programming and apprenticeship opportunities, led by a group of top-notch teaching artists across all genres and media. This performance is a showcase featuring the talents of a very special group of teaching artists who have dedicated their time and talents to make the world a better place.




Sunday, September 28, 2014

Youth Speaks [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
IN THE CONCERT HALL
The Kennedy Center and Youth Speaks present a hip-hop and spoken word program featuring the winners of a nationwide competition designed to use the power of spoken word, hip-hop, and the reach of public media to foster a discussion among young people about their education and future aspirations.


Monday, September 29, 2014

SambaDá [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The Santa Cruz-based band plays music based in the rich musical traditions of Brazil, with references to salsa and cumbia, blending them playfully with funk and reggae beats.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tony Small [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Scenes from a new opera by Tony Small introduce western audiences to the music and culture of Oman through a seamless exchange of African and Arabic music genres.


Monday, October 13, 2014

Nikki Glaser [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
IN THE THEATER LAB
Comedian Nikki Glaser first gained notoriety during season four of Last Comic Standing when she advanced to the semifinals while she was still attending college. Since then, she has performed stand up on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Last Comic Standing 7 and has appeared in the film Punching The Clown, the comedy documentary I Am Comic, and Amy Schumer’s pilot for Comedy Central. Glaser also cohosts the popular comedy podcast, You Had To Be There. This program contains mature themes and strong language. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person.


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