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[Photo from the  February 6, 2016 performance.]

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
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Target Family Night: Learn choreography from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s most iconic work, Revelations. Master Teacher for Arts in Education and former dancer with the Alvin Ailey company, Nasha Thomas, teaches excerpts from the sections “I've Been 'Buked,” “Wade in the Water,” and “Rocka My Soul.” This is a beginner level class.

This class will not be broadcast.

DANCE CLASS STARTS AT 5:30 PM

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Sunday, January 31, 2016
Joy of Motion Dance Company

Join us for a contemporary jazz dance class with instructor Jocelyn Issac. The hottest and smoothest moves in jazz are taught to the expressive lyrics of today’s music. DANCE CLASS - EXTREMELY LIMITED SEATING

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Sunday, January 10, 2016
Joy of Motion Dance Company

Join us for a beginner hip-hop dance class with instructor Christina Huertas. DANCE CLASS - EXTREMELY LIMITED SEATING

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Saturday, January 9, 2016
Agency 9

Enjoy a dance performance by Agency 9, a performing arts center based in Clinton, MD dedicated to teaching dance and acting for students of all ages.

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Friday, January 8, 2016
Joy of Motion Dance Company

Join us for a flamenco dance class with instructors Estela and Daniel Paradez, as well as members of Furia Flamenca. With its fluid arms and percussive footwork, flamenco dance reflects its gypsy (Gitano) roots and Arabic influences.

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Thursday, January 7, 2016
Joy of Motion Dance Company

Join us for beginner Afro-jazz, a fusion of modern and African upbeat combinations designed to make you move, in a dance class with instructor Tyrone Murray.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Joy of Motion Dance Company

Join us for a Latin dance-fitness workout that feels like a party in a zumba and samba fusion dance class with instructor Tayna Nuchols.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Joy of Motion Dance Company

Join us for a beginner belly dancer dance class with instructor Adriane Whalen.

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Monday, January 4, 2016
Joy of Motion Dance Company

Join us for a social dance sampler class. Learn the basics of Latin and ballroom dance styles from instructor Kat Kinnunen.

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Sunday, January 3, 2016
Joy of Motion Dance Company

Join us for an ASA! dance class, a low-impact workout class inspired by traditional and contemporary African and Caribbean movement, with instructor Akousa Akoto.

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Saturday, January 2, 2016
Joy of Motion Dance Company

Hailed as “the area’s most comprehensive dance institution” by the Washington Post, Joy of Motion Dance Center (JOMDC) is dedicated to providing unparalleled learning and performance opportunities that reinforce the principle that Dance is for Everyone. Now in its 40th anniversary year, JOMDC is thrilled to anchor the D.C. dance scene with three locations, 300 classes per week for adult and youth, 50 concerts/events each year, 15 community outreach sites, under one mission: Dance is for Everyone®. Join us for an Afro-beat dance class with instructor Sylvana Christopher.

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Thursday, October 22, 2015
MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet

The Montgomery County, Maryland–based company presents an evening of mixed repertory works by director Diana Movius and other local and regional choreographers.

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Saturday, October 10, 2015
Robert Priore

Priore and his company of eight dancers, three vocalists, three musicians, and one videographer, take the audience on a journey through love in all its colors. In Speak Easy, no leaf is left unturned in exploring both the positive and negative aspects of how humans love one another.

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Friday, October 9, 2015
Robert Priore

Priore and his company of eight dancers, three vocalists, three musicians, and one videographer, take the audience on a journey through love in all its colors. In Speak Easy, no leaf is left unturned in exploring both the positive and negative aspects of how humans love one another.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015
From Folk Art to Concert Halls

Norwegian artists, composers, and dancers take audiences on a multimedia journey from Norway to America that moves from folk music and classical repertoire to opera and contemporary material, including three world premieres. 

Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Norway
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Eli Kristin Hanssveen, soprano
Ole Christian Haagenrud, piano
Per Kristian Skalstad, violin
Andreas Ljones, fiddle, visual images
Silje Onstad Hålien and Ulf-Arne Johannessen, dancers
Birger Mistereggen, percussion
Andreas Sønning, flute, artistic director
Ignacio Alcover, cello
Kjell Habbestad and Kjetil Bjerkestrand, composers
Randi Eidsaa, University of Agder, consultant on Ned Rorem repertoire

Welcome: Jon-Age Oyslebo, Minister-Councellor of the Royal Norwegian Embassy
Welcome with honor: Geirr Tveitt

Program:
Øistein Sommerfelt: “Light Morning in the Spring”
Music: Kjell Habbestad Lyrics: Olav H. Hauge. Translated by William H. Halverson: “It is that Dream”, (world premiere)
Edvard Grieg: To Spring Op. 43, No. 5
Traditional: Myllarguten`s Wedding March
Edvard Grieg: Myllarguten`s Wedding March, opus. 72
Traditional/Andreas Ljones: “Gangar” and “Fossegrimen” with Norwegian folkdance
Johan Halvorsen: “Elegi and Peasant Wedding”
Sæverud: “Hamar –Tor. Peasant Dance”
Geirr Tveitt: “Home Brew”
Kjetil Bjerkestrand: ONTAME (world premiere based on themes from AHA` s “Take On Me”)
Dvorák /Fisher/ Bjerkestrand: “Going Home”
Ole Bull: “Vision” (Excerpts)
Ned Rorem: 7. Vespers (Evensong), “The Nightingale”, “Mountain Song”, “Full of Life”
Andre Previn: “I Want Magic”, from A Streetcar Named Desire
Andreas Ljones: “Whirlwind”
Jeanine Tesori: “The Girl in 14”
Joni Mitchell/Andreas Ljones /Kjetil Bjerkestrand/ “Both Sides”
(now a Norwegian folk tune)


IT IS THAT DREAM
It is that dream we carry in our hearts
That something wonderful will happen
That it must happen—
That time will reveal itself
That the heart will reveal itself
That doors will open to us
That the mountain will reveal itself
That fountains will freely flow
That the dream will reveal itself
That some morningtide we will glide
Into a harbor we didn’t’ t know was there.

Lyrics: Olav H. Hauge
Translated by: William H. Halverson

Special Thanks to Our Partners:
The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington D.C., Statoil, the Kongsberg Group, and the Jiffy International

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Chandini Darby

The dancer and choreographer presents The Stories That Bind Us, her new work inspired by her maternal grandmother, who lost her husband tragically and raised four young children on her own.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Chandini Darby

The dancer and choreographer presents The Stories That Bind Us, her new work inspired by her maternal grandmother, who lost her husband tragically and raised four young children on her own.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Words Beats & Life

This performance, as part of the James A. Johnson Young Artist Series, made possible by Target, showcases some of the District's most talented young DJs, MCs, poets, hip-hop dancers, B-boy and B-girl apprentice students from the Words Beats & Life Academy. The ongoing series will showcase exemplary, local youth from representative Kennedy Center Partnership Schools in Washington, D.C. and collaborating youth organizations. Presented in collaboration with Words Beats & Life. 

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Saturday, July 25, 2015
AXIS Dance Company

The Kennedy Center and the Dizzy Feet Foundation present National Dance Day: Dance for Everybody. This free, two-and-a-half-hour celebration features a wide variety of dance classes and performances, including the well-known physically integrated AXIS Dance Company and local tap artist Baakari Wilder, among others.

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Friday, July 10, 2015
Junichi Fukuda

Cellist Tim Park and pianist Tanya Gabrielian play solo pieces by J.S. Bach and dancer Junichi Fukuda performs a modern dance work entitled Ecolosion. The S&R Foundation’s Washington Award recognizes young artists in various artistic fields, especially those who make a contribution to international cultural collaboration.

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Friday, June 19, 2015
Brittany Bailey

The Company performs Shape Dance. Bailey’s technique, The Dance Warm-Up, emphasizes moving with the body and not against it. Part of YoungArts@KennedyCenter, presented in collaboration with the National YoungArts Foundation.

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Friday, May 29, 2015
Robert Priore

Dancer and choreographer Priore and performer Williams Jr. present an evening of original contemporary dance works. This program contains mature themes and strong language.

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Monday, April 13, 2015
Howard University Dance Ensemble

Made up of 18-20 young women and men, this ensemble performs works from renowned choreographers as well as student composition in genres of contemporary, modern, hip-hop, and ballet.

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Friday, February 27, 2015
Lula Washington Dance Theatre

The trailblazing dance troupe graces the stage with its risky, experimental dance works and masterpieces by legendary pioneers in African American dance.

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Monday, February 23, 2015
Chantal Loial

The dancer presents an original dance work that serves as testimony and a tribute to Sarah Baartman, a South African woman better known as the Hottentot Venus, but also as an ode to black women. They Call Her Venus, created in collaboration with Paco Dècina, melds traditional Afro-Caribbean moves with contemporary aesthetics.

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[Photo from the  February 7, 2015 performance.]

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
This performance is not available for viewing.

One of America’s favorite dance companies offers a special group workshop for beginners. Learn choreography from Revelations, the company’s most iconic work. Master Teacher for Arts in Education and former dancer with the Alvin Ailey company, Nasha Thomas-Schmitt teaches excerpts from the sections “I've Been 'Buked,” “Wade in the Water,” and “Rocka My Soul.” Begins at 5:30 p.m.

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Monday, December 8, 2014
Maida Withers Dance Construction Company

The ensemble mixes dance and performance art with technology in Chain of Events, with live electronic music by Steve Hilmy and John Driscoll and light design by Enoch Chan. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person. IN THE THEATER LAB

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Monday, November 24, 2014
The Voice of Anne Frank

Dancer Mirenka Cechová and cellist Nancy Jo Snider utilize dance, music, spoken word, sound effects, and lighting to convey the words of Anne Frank’s diary. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Arabesque

The Vietnamese contemporary dance company brings The Mist, a contemporary work that echoes the gradual change in Vietnam itself, as young artists work within their country’s history, traditions, and aesthetics to forge new forms of creative expression. This performance is 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.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014
Daniel Burkholder

Daniel Burkholder and his dance company take it outside to present a site-specific improvisatory and participatory dance work. Combining elements of choreographed dance, solo improvisation, and conversations with audience members, Acts of Arriving explores what it means to be “from” a place and how this affects our memories. ON THE NORTH PLAZA

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Fleur d'Orange

The Moroccan contemporary dance company presents IDENTITY, a new work featuring riveting solo movement by choreographer-dancer Hind Benali. 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.

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Friday, September 26, 2014
Arturo Garcia

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.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014
Arturo Garcia

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.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Ceibadanza

The Ecuadorian dance company offers a contemporary dance performance.

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Friday, September 5, 2014
Adriane Fang

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.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014
Adriane Fang

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.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014
AXIS Dance Company

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.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Gloria Benedikt

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, June 18, 2014
Ernest Baker

This diverse group of talented artists and YoungArts and U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts alumni - Ernest Baker (Hip Hop Dance, 2009), Adam A. Anderson (Acting, 2009), Jimmy MacBride (Percussion, 2010), and Tim Callobre (Classical Guitar, 2011) - will perform solos and a collaborative work. Part of the National YoungArts Foundation’s performance series, YoungArts@KennedyCenter.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014
DJ Fleg

At 6 p.m., b-boys and b-girls demonstrate their skills in circles and give lessons. Competing for cash prizes, the dance battle’s preliminary rounds begin at 7 p.m. with the final rounds beginning at 8 p.m. The battle, hosted by Silver Spring, Maryland lyricist Trus Real and New York b-boy Kwikstep, includes judges such as hip-hop artist Narumi from Japan, DC area b-boy Toyz aRe Us, and pioneering New York b-girl Rokafella with DJ Fleg and DJ RBI on the turntables. Interested in competing? Registration is at the Kennedy Center in the Grand Foyer beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 12.  Registration will close promptly at 3:30 p.m. Part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.

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Friday, April 11, 2014
Da Originalz

This presentation of two U.S. regional dance street crews showcases the hip-hop dance prowess of Da Originalz from Washington, D.C. and the "Queen of Krump" Miss Prissy from Los Angeles. Part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014
FootworKingz

This presentation of two U.S. regional dance street crews showcases the hip-hop dance prowess of the FootworKINGz from Chicago and the “bonebreaking” style of NextLevelSquad from Brooklyn. Part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.

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[Photo from the  April 4, 2014 performance.]

Friday, April 4, 2014
Jonzi D
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Jonzi D, artistic director of Breakin’ Convention Hip-Hop Festival, in partnership with Sadlers Wells Theater in the UK, offers his solo hip-hop dance work The Letter, which explores the responses to him being offered an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire). Please note: This performance contains explicit language. Part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.

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Friday, February 28, 2014
UpRooted Dance

Led by artistic director Keira Hart, the D.C. troupe offers an evening of contemporary dance that explores various aspects of the human condition.

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Friday, January 24, 2014
Pearsonwidrig Dancetheater

Led by artistic directors Sara Pearson and Patrik Widrig, the ensemble presents a contemporary dance performance that uses dance, text, and live music to transform the familiar into the mysterious.

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Friday, November 15, 2013
Laura Peterson Choreography

Imagine a kaleidoscope's saturated and seamless, dazzling light, perfectly symmetrical and precise in its geometry; endlessly changing. Forever is a quartet performed on a large, luminous white circle to a looped and layered, bumpy vocal score by Lumberob (Rob Erickson). Performed by Michael Ingle, Kate Martel, Laura Peterson, and Jennifer Sydor.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013
Back to School Latin Dance Party with Ricardo Loaiza and Verny Varela

Local teen dancers join this group to celebrate the release of ARTSEDGE’s latest Latin dance podcasts with social dancing and dance lessons including salsa, merengue, bachata, and cha-cha.

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Friday, September 20, 2013
Urban Artistry with Good Foot Dance Company and Baakari Wilder

Directed by D.C. choreographer Emily Oleson, this work features Urban Artistry with Good Foot Dance Company and Baakari Wilder. The piece investigates the origins behind the term “buck dance,” which in tap dance history is used to describe an early American percussive dance style. Drawing on a short video of buck dance taken by Thomas Edison in 1894, the dancers use the technique of freestyling to compare different dance styles in conversation. Part of Local Dance Commissioning Project.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013
Urban Artistry with Good Foot Dance Company and Baakari Wilder

Directed by D.C. choreographer Emily Oleson, this work features Urban Artistry with Good Foot Dance Company and Baakari Wilder. The piece investigates the origins behind the term “buck dance,” which in tap dance history is used to describe an early American percussive dance style. Drawing on a short video of buck dance taken by Thomas Edison in 1894, the dancers use the technique of freestyling to compare different dance styles in conversation. Part of Local Dance Commissioning Project.

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Saturday, September 7, 2013
L’Acadco

Widely regarded as Jamaica’s leading contemporary dance company, L’Acadco brings some of the best Caribbean talent to the stage for a program that fuses rich Caribbean folklore with contemporary themes. Presented in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank.

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