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Past Events: Explore the Arts

  • The Kennedy Center Cancelled: Beyond the Baton with conductor Michael Christie

    Sat., Nov. 15, 2008, 6:00 PM
    2008-2009 Season
    Before guest conductor Michael Christie's NSO concert on Nov. 15, learn about his NSO debut program that features works by Stravinsky and Bernstein and get his perspective on great music.

  • The Kennedy Center What to Listen for in Shostakovich, with Yvonne Caruthers

    Sun., Nov. 2, 2008, 4:00 PM
    2008-2009 Season
    To introduce you to Shostakovich's masterful string quartets, Nos. 9 through 15, and place them in context alongside the composer's other works, NSO cellist Yvonne Caruthers presents a musical-visual lecture.

  • The Kennedy Center 13th Annual Multicultural Children's Book Festival

    Sat., Nov. 1, 2008, 12:00 PM
    2008-2009 Season
    Celebrate Family Literacy Day and bring the entire family to meet your favorite authors, listen to celebrity book readings, and enjoy performances, participatory workshops, illustration demonstrations, and more.

  • The Kennedy Center Cancelled: Master Class: Shen Wei Dance Arts

    Tue., Oct. 28, 2008, 7:00 PM
    2008-2009 Season
    This participatory class for adults (sorry, no observers allowed) is led by company members from Shen Wei Dance Arts.

  • The Kennedy Center What to Listen for in Wagner, with Saul Lilienstein

    Mon., Oct. 27, 2008, 7:00 PM
    2008-2009 Season
    Popular music lecturer and Wagner Society awardee Saul Lilienstein presents an in-depth look at Richard Wagner.

  • Ballet 360: The Great Ballets: Giselle

    Sun., Oct. 19, 2008, 2:00 PM
    2008-2009 Season
    Back by popular demand! Performance Plus™ continues its in-depth look at ballet with some of the form's iconic works. Dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis uses video of Giselle.

  • The Kennedy Center Open Rehearsal: The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

    Fri., Oct. 10, 2008, 2:30 PM
    2008-2009 Season
    Join dance scholars for an insider's look at The Suzanne Farrell Ballet as the dancers prepare onstage for performances of two all-Balanchine programs.

  • The Kennedy Center Broadway Up Close and Personal: A Tribute to Cy Coleman

    Tue., Oct. 7, 2008, 7:00 PM
    2008-2009 Season
    Join Tony Award–winning lyricist David Zippel, ASCAP's Michael A. Kerker, and special guest artists for an evening of songs and stories celebrating the life and creativity of the late composer Cy Coleman.

  • The Kennedy Center Ballet: The Body in Motion

    Sun., Oct. 5, 2008, 4:00 PM
    2008-2009 Season
    Ballet meets science and technology in this video demonstration and panel discussion featuring high-definition, slow-motion video of dancers.

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

    Sun., Oct. 5, 2008, 1:00 PM
    2008-2009 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 Behind the Scenes: Mermaids, Monsters, and the World Painted Purple

    Sep. 20 - Oct. 4, 2008
    2008-2009 Season
    Get the inside scoop on how a theater production comes together, from start to finish, by following the creation of a new original production for young people.

  • The Kennedy Center Behind the Scenes: Mermaids, Monsters, and the World Painted Purple

    Sep. 20 - Oct. 4, 2008
    2008-2009 Season
    Get the inside scoop on how a theater production comes together, from start to finish, by following the creation of a new original production for young people.

  • The Kennedy Center Behind the Scenes: Mermaids, Monsters, and the World Painted Purple

    Sep. 20 - Oct. 4, 2008
    2008-2009 Season
    Get the inside scoop on how a theater production comes together, from start to finish, by following the creation of a new original production for young people.

  • Roadhouse

    Sep. 8 - 29, 2008
    2008-2009 Season
    Performance Plus™ and Millennium Stage present four evenings highlighting different American social dances.

  • Dancing Under the Stars

    Aug. 30 - Sep. 27, 2008
    2008-2009 Season
    Enjoy live music and dancing under the stars when some of the finest local dance orchestras take to the South Plaza Stage: Eric Felten (8/30); Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band (9/6); the Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown (9/13); salsa powerhouse Bio Ritmo (9/27).

  • The Kennedy Center Theater Lunchtime Look-In: Disney's The Lion King

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

  • 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.

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