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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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  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    [July 22, 2014]
    Mimmo Miccolis & Gloria Benedikt
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    Dancers/choreographers from Italy (Miccolis) and Austria (Benedikt) collaborate on a contemporary dance program entitled “An Evening for Humanity,” which features the American premiere of Miccolis’ Rights(?) and the world premiere of Benedikt and Miccolis’ Growth. The duo develops contemporary dance on the edge of innovation and human need. Presented with support from the Embassy of Italy.
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  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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    A dance troupe, chamber group, and percussion ensemble offer a collaborative performance.
  • Thursday, July 24, 2014

    [July 24, 2014]
    NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Ensembles
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    Participants from the institute play in large chamber ensembles.
  • Friday, July 25, 2014

    [July 25, 2014]
    NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Ensembles
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    Participants from the institute play in large chamber ensembles.
  • Saturday, July 26, 2014

    [July 26, 2014]
    AXIS Dance Company Celebrates National Dance Day
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    Performance begins at 5 p.m.

    The Kennedy Center and Dizzy Feet Foundation in conjunction with Eleanor Holmes Norton, present performances in honor of National Dance Day. AXIS offers a program of “physically integrated dance,” evolving from collaboration between dancers with and without disabilities in celebration of the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and National Council on Independent Living Conference. Actress Jenna Elfman and hip-hop dancer Fik-Shun will lead patrons in dance routines and demonstrations.

  • Sunday, July 27, 2014

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    IN THE CONCERT HALL
    The orchestra, under the direction of conductor Elizabth Schulze, will feature Emma Resmini, the winner of the National Symphony Orchestra's Summer Music Institute Concerto Competition, performs Debussy’s Nocturnes (Nuages and Fêtes) and Vaughan Williams’s Symphony No. 2 in G major, “London.” Emma is a 14-year-old NSO Youth Fellow, and will begin study at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia this fall. She is a true prodigy.
  • Monday, July 28, 2014

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    The youth program presents RUKA, a cross-disciplined family musical that explores the lives of a caterpillar, an ant, and a pair of twin crickets.
  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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    Led by musician Mikkel Hess, the seven-piece New York band showcases its collaborative skills in an orchestral performance.
  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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    The art song recital, Dances, Ditties, Ballads, & Rags, is a celebration of American and British Isles folksongs and melodies showcasing the works of Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Britten, Copland, Bowles, Bolcom, Heggie and their contemporaries. Featured on this program is Mandy Brown, soprano, assisted by Sherry Freund, piano, Jasmine Hogan, harp, and Nick Montopoli, violin.
  • Thursday, July 31, 2014

    [July 31, 2014]
    Comedy at the Kennedy Center: James Adomian
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    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    Actor and comedian James Adomian takes the stage with opener Pete Bladel. Having recently wrapped production on David Cross’s feature directorial debut Hits, James Adomian is currently developing a new show for IFC called The Embassy. His television appearances include Adult Swim’s Children’s Hospital, IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and Comedy Central’s John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show. This program contains mature themes and strong language.
  • Friday, August 1, 2014

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    6th Annual Washington International Piano Festival
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  • Saturday, August 2, 2014

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    6th Annual Washington International Piano Festival
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  • Sunday, August 3, 2014

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    Listen Local First DC Presents Baby Bry Bry
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  • Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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  • Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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    Phil Wiggins and Friends
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  • Thursday, August 7, 2014

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  • Friday, August 8, 2014

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    Cesar Orozco, Rodner Padilla, and Francisco Vielma
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  • Saturday, August 9, 2014

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  • Sunday, August 10, 2014

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    Target Family Night: Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra
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  • Monday, August 11, 2014

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  • Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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    Synetic Theatre's Summer Camp - The Wizard of Oz
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  • Thursday, August 14, 2014

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    Theatre Lab School of Dramatic Arts Summer Teen Program
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  • Friday, August 15, 2014

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    World-class Afghan-American rubab player Quraishi offers a performance of original compositions that carry a deep dedication to his native country’s artistic tradition and its national instrument.
  • Saturday, August 16, 2014

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    Charles Covington, Steve Abshire, and Ken Kimery
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  • Sunday, August 17, 2014

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    Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Kyle Dunnigan
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    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    Comedian Kyle Dunnigan takes the stage with an opening set by Jenn Tisdale. A writer for Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Shumer, Dunnigan both wrote and performed on season one and is currently writing and shooting season two. A significant online presence, he has more than 8 million views on his YouTube page and co-hosts a weekly podcast with fellow comedian Tig Notaro called Professor Blastoff. He has performed at music and comedy festivals all over the world and had his own half hour special on Comedy Central. This program contains mature themes and strong language.
  • Monday, August 18, 2014

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  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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  • Friday, August 22, 2014

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  • Saturday, August 23, 2014

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    Chocolate City Rocks!
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  • Sunday, August 24, 2014

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  • Monday, August 25, 2014

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    United States Navy Band Country Current
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  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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  • Thursday, August 28, 2014

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  • Friday, August 29, 2014

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    MetroPerforms! 2014 Showcase
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  • Saturday, August 30, 2014

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    13th Annual Page-to-Stage Festival
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  • Sunday, August 31, 2014

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    30th Annual VSA Playwright Discovery Performance
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  • Monday, September 22, 2014

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    Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Aparna Nancherla
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    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.
  • 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

    [December 15, 2014]
    Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Mark Normand
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    IN THE THEATER LAB
    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.