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Past Events: Explore the Arts

  • The Kennedy Center Ballet American Style

    Sat., Jun. 14, 2008, 5:00 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    Join us for a panel discussion featuring members of the companies presented in Ballet Across America.

  • The Kennedy Center Summer Social Dance Party

    Jun. 13 - 27, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    From zydeco to the tango to line dancing, Performance Plus will have you swinging through the halls of the Kennedy Center with its Summer Social Dance parties.

  • The Kennedy Center When the Masters Meet: Grieg & Ibsen

    Mon., Jun. 2, 2008, 7:00 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    Music scholars explore the synthesis of story and music through the classic intersection of composer Edvard Grieg and author Henrik Ibsen: Grieg's Peer Gynt, Incidental Music to Ibsen's Drama.

  • Sweet Honey In The Rock Lecture & Demonstration

    Sun., Jun. 1, 2008, 2:00 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    Performance Plus™ invites you to join members of Sweet Honey In The Rock for a lecture and demonstration.

  • The Kennedy Center Jazz Reach: She Said/She Says

    Sat., May 17, 2008, 4:00 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    This new multimedia educational program highlights some of the important achievements and music by women in jazz from the early 20th century through present-day.

  • Broadway Up Close and Personal: Charles Strouse

    Wed., May 14, 2008, 6:00 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    ASCAP's Michael Kerker interviews Charles Strouse, a luminary of Broadway, Hollywood, television, and pop and concert music, in an evening that also includes special guests performing Strouse's best music.

  • Master Class: Black Grace

    Sat., Apr. 26, 2008, 11:00 AM
    2007-2008 Season
    Join company members from New Zealand's Black Grace as they share their unique fusion of traditional and contemporary dance forms in a master class.

  • The Real Ambassadors: Dave Brubeck & Dr. Billy Taylor

    Sat., Apr. 12, 2008, 4:00 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month and the 50th anniversary of Dave Brubeck's famous 1958 State Department tour with this special conversation featuring two jazz icons.

  • Ballet 360° - A Day in My Shoes: The Dancer's Life

    Sun., Mar. 30, 2008, 4:00 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    In the third session of this new series, a panel of dancers who are at various stages in their careers participate in an intimate discussion about a life in dance.

  • The Kennedy Center Voices of the 20th Century

    Mon., Mar. 3, 2008, 6:00 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    In conjunction with August Wilson's 20th Century, join prominent figures from the worlds of the arts, media, sports, and politics for a free moderated discussion about the African American experience during the last century.

  • Master Class with Ebina Performing Arts

    Tue., Feb. 12, 2008, 6:00 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    Kenichi Ebina, choreographer and founder of the all-Japanese dance group BiTriP, shares his unique style of dance during this master class.

  • Guided Tour of Robotopia Rising with Tim Hornyak

    Feb. 8 - 14, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    Join Tim Hornyak, author of Loving the Machine: The Art and Science of Japanese Robots, for a guided tour detailing the rise of robots in Japan.

  • Guided Tour with Textile Designer Reiko Sudo

    Mon., Feb. 4, 2008, 6:00 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    Join Reiko Sudo, head and co-founder of Nuno Corporation, for a guided tour through the unique world of Nuno textile design.

  • The Kennedy Center Master Class: Urban Bush Women & Compagnie JANT-BI

    Sat., Feb. 2, 2008, 11:00 AM
    2007-2008 Season
    Join dancers from Brooklyn's all-female Urban Bush Women and Senegal's all-male Compagnie JANT-BI in this dynamic master class.

  • The Kennedy Center Contrast/Connect: Exploring Chamber Music III

    Mon., Jan. 28, 2008, 6:00 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    In the third session of this new series, music scholar Jessica Krash examines works by Stephen Reich, Lang, Gordon, Wolfe, and Bartók, where they connect and where they diverge.

  • The Kennedy Center Contrast/Connect: Exploring Chamber Music II

    Mon., Jan. 14, 2008, 6:00 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    In the second session of this new series, music scholar Jessica Krash examines three works by Ravel, Debussy, and Takemitsu, where they connect and where they diverge.

  • The Kennedy Center Theater Lunchtime Look-In: My Fair Lady

    Wed., Jan. 9, 2008, 12:00 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    Bring a lunch, take a seat, and join cast members from My Fair Lady  for an insider's look, complete with a lively discussion and the opportunity to ask questions of the artists!

  • The Kennedy Center Contrast/Connect: Exploring Chamber Music I

    Mon., Jan. 7, 2008, 6:00 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    In the first session of this new series, music scholar Jessica Krash examines two works by Beethoven and Haydn, where they connect and where they diverge.

  • The Kennedy Center Flowing with Terence Blanchard

    Sun., Dec. 9, 2007, 1:00 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    Join Grammy Award winner Terence Blanchard for an intimate conversation. A master class session with a group of young musicians follows the interview.

  • The Kennedy Center Theater Lunchtime Look-In: Happy Days

    Tue., Nov. 27, 2007, 12:00 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    Bring a lunch, take a seat, and join cast members from Happy Days for an insider's look, complete with a lively discussion and the opportunity to ask questions of the artists!

  • The Kennedy Center Open Rehearsal: The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

    Tue., Nov. 20, 2007, 1:30 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    Join dance scholars for an insider's look at The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, along with dancers from the Cincinnati Ballet, as they prepare onstage for two all-Balanchine programs.

  • The Kennedy Center Ballet 360° - Lost Ballets: The Balanchine Preservation Initiative

    Sun., Nov. 18, 2007, 4:00 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    In the second session of this new series, Suzanne Farrell discusses the lost ballets of George Balanchine and the process of restaging and revitalizing these important works.

  • The Kennedy Center Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell FOR ADULTS!

    Sun., Nov. 18, 2007, 1:00 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    From pliés to pirouettes, discover how it feels to dance as Suzanne Farrell leads this unique and inspirational movement class for non-dancers.

  • The Kennedy Center Django Reinhardt: Gypsy Jazz

    Sat., Nov. 17, 2007, 1:00 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    Dorado Schmitt, Samson Schmitt, Ludovic Beier, and Brian Torff share the story of Django Reinhardt's "Hot Jazz," demonstrating the Django technique and giving listeners a taste of that irresistible sound.

  • The Kennedy Center Baila!

    Sun., Nov. 4, 2007, 6:01 PM
    2007-2008 Season
    Join members of Ballet Hispanico for a crash course in Latin dance and then practice your moves as a Latin jazz band heats up the halls with a dance party.

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