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[Photo from the  April 12, 2014 performance.]

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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.
Featured Artist(s): DJ Fleg , Kwikstep , Narumi , Rokafella , Trus Real , Toyz aRe Us

[Photo from the  April 11, 2014 performance.]

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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.
Featured Artist(s): Da Originalz , Miss Prissy

[Photo from the  April 10, 2014 performance.]

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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.
Featured Artist(s): FootworKingz , NextLevelSquad

[Photo from the  April 4, 2014 performance.]

April 4, 2014 - This performance is not available for viewing.

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.
Featured Artist(s): Jonzi D

[Photo from the  February 28, 2014 performance.]

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Led by artistic director Keira Hart, the D.C. troupe offers an evening of contemporary dance that explores various aspects of the human condition.
Featured Artist(s): UpRooted Dance

[Photo from the  January 24, 2014 performance.]

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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.
Featured Artist(s): Pearsonwidrig Dancetheater

[Photo from the  November 15, 2013 performance.]

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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.
Featured Artist(s): Laura Peterson Choreography

[Photo from the  October 20, 2013 performance.]

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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.
Featured Artist(s): Back to School Latin Dance Party with Ricardo Loaiza and Verny Varela

[Photo from the  September 20, 2013 performance.]

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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.
Featured Artist(s): Urban Artistry with Good Foot Dance Company and Baakari Wilder

[Photo from the  September 19, 2013 performance.]

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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.
Featured Artist(s): Urban Artistry with Good Foot Dance Company and Baakari Wilder

[Photo from the  September 7, 2013 performance.]

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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.
Featured Artist(s): L’Acadco

[Photo from the  September 6, 2013 performance.]

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This work by D.C.-based choreographer Sarah J. Ewing features five dancers struggling to co-exist on a dual-level set featuring a cross-section of Australia’s red earth. The piece, which focuses on a dialogue about the very human struggle to reexamine our identities as part of a larger culture, asks the question, “What defines home?” Part of Local Dance Commissioning Project.
Featured Artist(s): Sarah J. Ewing

[Photo from the  September 5, 2013 performance.]

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This work by D.C.-based choreographer Sarah J. Ewing features five dancers struggling to co-exist on a dual-level set featuring a cross-section of Australia’s red earth. The piece, which focuses on a dialogue about the very human struggle to reexamine our identities as part of a larger culture, asks the question, “What defines home?” Part of Local Dance Commissioning Project.
Featured Artist(s): Sarah J. Ewing

[Photo from the  August 19, 2013 performance.]

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The contemporary dance ensemble performs Artistic Director Nejla Yatkin’s Oasis, with original music by Shamou and video design by Patrick Lovejoy. Note: contains adult content. IN THE FAMILY THEATER
Featured Artist(s): Nejla Yatkin

[Photo from the  July 27, 2013 performance.]

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The Kennedy Center and Dizzy Feet Foundation present a free, day-long celebration featuring performances by Dizzy Feet Foundation, Culture Shock, Manzari Brothers, and others, plus interactive dances, dance lessons, and the resurrection of the well-loved “Dancing Under the Stars,” with Grammy Award–winning Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra for a sultry summer salsa dance party. For schedule and information, visit the National Dance Day event page.
Featured Artist(s): Culture Shock Dance Troupe , Manzari Brothers

[Photo from the  June 18, 2013 performance.]

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Young musicians, vocalists, and dancers led by WPAS teaching artists perform jazz, classical, world music, and dance, as part of WPAS’s multiyear Collaborative Arts Partnership in support of arts education in DC Public Schools.
Featured Artist(s): Washington Performing Arts Society

[Photo from the  June 3, 2013 performance.]

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The DC dance company returns with Extreme Measures, a mixed repertory program featuring signature and new works.
Featured Artist(s): Edgeworks Dance Theater

[Photo from the  May 23, 2013 performance.]

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Bulgarian-born dancer/choreographer and five-time Metro DC Dance Awards recipient Kassabova returns in an evening of small works in collaboration with NY-based dancer/choreographer Kelly.


Featured Artist(s): Raja Feather Kelly , Tzveta Kassabova

[Photo from the  May 21, 2013 performance.]

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The three—2010 YoungArts Alumni in dance, U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, and Juilliard students—come together to premiere a new dance choreographed by the trio. Ida Saki appears courtesy of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. Part of National YoungArts Foundation’s YoungArts Week.
Featured Artist(s): Austin Goodwin , Robbie Moore , Ida Saki

[Photo from the  May 13, 2013 performance.]

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A sampling of dance from three groups participating in the transatlantic hip-hop festival, including J’arrive, a solo by Cie De Fakto; Amor, a duo by Danse 2xs Mexico; Caïn, a solo by Cie Sébastien Parrault; and Petit bal de rue, a duo by Cie De Fakto.
Featured Artist(s): Alliance Française Urban Corps Festival

 
 
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