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Local Dance Commissioning Project

The Millennium Stage Local Dance Commissioning Project (LDCP) supports the local dance community by nurturing the creation of new dance work and presenting that new work to a wide audience via the Millennium Stage, the Kennedy Center's free daily performance series. Learn More

Schedule

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P.A.F.E.

Learn about the goals and mission of the Performing Arts for Everyone initiative.

Conservatory Project

Music's rising stars from the nation's top conservatories performing in the Terrace Theater

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Free Performances Every Day, No Tickets Required

Performance Time: 6 p.m. Eastern, unless otherwise noted

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  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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    The progressive Latin American act fuses avant-garde symphonic rock with a wide range of classical, jazz, and world music influences. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Spain.
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  • Thursday, August 28, 2014

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    The Maryland-based dance company blends traditional Americana music and percussive dance.
  • Friday, August 29, 2014

    [August 29, 2014]
    MetroPerforms! 2014 Showcase
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    The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority presents the talents of D.C’s best street performers.
  • Saturday, August 30, 2014

    [August 30, 2014]
    13th Annual Page-to-Stage Festival: In His Own Words: A Concert in Tribute to Walter Dean Myers
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    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.
  • Sunday, August 31, 2014

    [August 31, 2014]
    30th Annual VSA Playwright Discovery Performance
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    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

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    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. Part of Page-to-Stage.
  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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  • Wednesday, September 3, 2014

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  • Thursday, September 4, 2014

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  • Friday, September 5, 2014

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  • Saturday, September 6, 2014

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    IN THE TERRACE THEATER

     

  • Sunday, September 7, 2014

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  • Monday, September 8, 2014

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  • Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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  • Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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    United States Marine Band Chamber Ensembles
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  • Thursday, September 11, 2014

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    IN THE FAMILY THEATER
  • Friday, September 12, 2014

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    Char Prescott & Ryo Yanagitani Duo
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  • Saturday, September 13, 2014

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    Chocolate City Rocks presents Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Institute
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  • Sunday, September 14, 2014

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    Chocolate City Rocks: I Remember U: A Live Mixtape Experience
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  • Monday, September 15, 2014

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    U.S. Army Field Band Soldiers' Chorus
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    IN THE THEATER LAB
  • Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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    A Center Stage Double Bill featuring Ribab Fusion and Khumariyaan
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  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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    Strathmore Artist-in-Residence: Amadou Kouyate
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  • Thursday, September 18, 2014

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    Strathmore Artist-in-Residence: Nistha Raj
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  • Friday, September 19, 2014

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  • Sunday, September 21, 2014

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  • Monday, September 22, 2014

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    Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Aparna Nancherla
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    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

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    Center Stage presents Tri Minh Quartet
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  • Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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  • Thursday, September 25, 2014

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    Local Dance Commissioning Project: Arturo Garcia
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  • Friday, September 26, 2014

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    Local Dance Commissioning Project: Arturo Garcia
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  • Saturday, September 27, 2014

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    Asheru's Guerilla Arts Ink
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  • Sunday, September 28, 2014

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    Raise Up! Youth Speaks
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  • Monday, September 29, 2014

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  • Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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    Qadar: An Operetta for Children
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  • Monday, October 13, 2014

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    Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Nikki Glaser
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    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.
  • Monday, November 17, 2014

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    Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Chris Gethard
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    Comedian Chris Gethard takes the stage with an opening set by Courtney Fearrington. Gethard is the host of the cult public access hit The Chris Gethard Show and author of the book A Bad Idea I’m About to Do. He has been heard on This American Life and seen on The Office, Louie, The Other Guys, and Iron Man 3. He is a mainstay performer at New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, where he has been performing for 12 years, and was named one of Variety’s “Ten Comics to Watch” in 2010. 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.
  • Monday, December 15, 2014

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    Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Mark Normand
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    Comedian Mark Normand takes the stage with opener Rahmein Mostafavi. A regular in comedy clubs and colleges across the country, Normand has been involved in many festivals, including being featured as a New Face at the Montreal Comedy Festival. In NYC, Mark runs two comedy shows and two podcasts. 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.
More performances to be announced soon.