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This performance: 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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    Wednesday, August 27, 2014
    Kotebel

    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.

    Thursday, August 28, 2014
    Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble

    The Maryland-based dance company blends traditional Americana music and percussive dance.

    Friday, August 29, 2014
    MetroPerforms!

    The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority presents the talents of D.C’s best street performers.

    Saturday, August 30, 2014
    Page to Stage

    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
    Page to Stage

    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.



    Sunday, August 31, 2014
    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

     



    Tuesday, September 2, 2014
    Corina Bartra

     



    Wednesday, September 3, 2014
    The Dixie Power Trio

     



    Thursday, September 4, 2014
    Adriane Fang

     



    Friday, September 5, 2014
    Adriane Fang

     



    Saturday, September 6, 2014
    Okinawan Performing Arts

     



    Sunday, September 7, 2014
    Alfred Street Baptist Church Young Adult Praise Team

     



    Monday, September 8, 2014
    Sandaraa



    Monday, September 8, 2014
    Sandaraa



    Tuesday, September 9, 2014
    Hoba Hoba Spirit



    Wednesday, September 10, 2014
    U.S. Marine Chamber Ensemble



    Thursday, September 11, 2014
    Masters of Son Jarocho



    Friday, September 12, 2014
    Ryo Yanagitani



    Saturday, September 13, 2014
    Chocolate City Rocks!



    Sunday, September 14, 2014
    Chocolate City Rocks!



    Monday, September 15, 2014
    The U.S. Army Field Band Chamber Ensembles



    Tuesday, September 16, 2014
    Ribab Fusion



    Wednesday, September 17, 2014
    Amadou Kouyate



    Thursday, September 18, 2014
    Nistha Raj

     



    Friday, September 19, 2014
    Paperhaus



    Saturday, September 20, 2014
    Petar Maric



    Sunday, September 21, 2014
    D.C. Legendary Musicians



    Monday, September 22, 2014
    Aparna Nancherla
    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

     



    Wednesday, September 24, 2014
    Ceibadanza



    Thursday, September 25, 2014
    Arturo Garcia



    Friday, September 26, 2014
    Arturo Garcia



    Saturday, September 27, 2014
    Guerilla Arts Ink

     



    Sunday, September 28, 2014
    Youth Speaks

     



    Monday, September 29, 2014
    SambaDá

     

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014
    Tony Small

     



    Monday, October 13, 2014
    Nikki Glaser
    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.