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Past Events: Explore the Arts

  • The Kennedy Center Becoming Mozart, with Saul Lilienstein

    Mon., Mar. 4, 2013, 7:00 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    Musicologist Saul Lilienstein traces the evolution of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: from the wonder child of Salzburg to the final years of artistic triumph in Vienna.

  • Master Class: Iceland Dance Company

    Tue., Feb. 26, 2013, 7:00 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    This participatory, intermediate to advanced level class for adults (sorry, no observers allowed) is led by company members from Iceland Dance Company.

  • Nordic Cool 2013: A Taste of Norway

    Mon., Feb. 25, 2013, 6:00 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    Join us for an evening of cultural exploration based in our universal enjoyment of food that includes a buffet dinner specially prepared by Chef Simon Idsø at the home of His Excellency Wegger Chr. Strommen, the Ambassador of Norway.

  • Opera Master Class: Patricia Racette

    Mon., Feb. 4, 2013, 7:00 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    Join renowned soprano Patricia Racette, lauded by the New York Times for her "strength, taste and emotional generosity," as she coaches the next generation of singers.

  • The Kennedy Center Jazz Master Class: Dee Dee Bridgewater

    Sat., Feb. 2, 2013, 11:00 AM
    2012-2013 Season
    Observe the creative process as pre-professional performers receive instruction from some of the greats in jazz.

  • The Kennedy Center Schoolhouse Rock! 40th Anniversary Sing-along

    Sun., Jan. 6, 2013, 6:01 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    Bring your friends and family to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this classic.

  • Ballet 360°: Nuts Over The Nutcracker

    Sat., Dec. 1, 2012, 3:00 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    Dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis uses video of well-known ballets to take us beyond the steps and into the fine craft of making a ballet.

  • Open Rehearsal: San Francisco Ballet

    Tue., Nov. 13, 2012, 1:30 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    Join dance scholars for an insider's look at San Francisco Ballet as they prepare onstage for performance.

  • All in the Timing: A Discussion of Comedy and Jazz

    Sat., Nov. 10, 2012, 3:00 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor for Jazz Jason Moran, comedian Faizon Love, and Dr. Charles Limb discuss improvisation, the creative process, and the intersections of comedy and jazz.

  • Open Rehearsal: The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

    Wed., Nov. 7, 2012, 1:30 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    Join dance scholars for an insider's look at The Suzanne Farrell Ballet as they prepare onstage for performance.

  • The Kennedy Center What to Listen for in Music: Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, with Saul Lilienstein

    Sat., Nov. 3, 2012, 5:00 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    Musicologist Saul Lilienstein examines Beethoven's masterful Missa Solemnis, which stands alongside J.S. Bach's Mass in B Minor as one of the greatest settings of the Catholic Mass.

  • The Kennedy Center Theater Look-in: CANCELLED: War Horse

    Fri., Nov. 2, 2012, 5:00 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    Join company members for a discussion and puppetry demonstration as they give insight on the creative process behind War Horse.

  • The Kennedy Center Open Rehearsal: Mariinsky Ballet

    Tue., Oct. 16, 2012, 12:30 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    Join dance scholars for an insider's look at Mariinsky Ballet as they prepare onstage for performance.

  • The Kennedy Center Ballet 360°: Dancing Down the Rabbit Hole

    Sat., Oct. 13, 2012, 3:00 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    Dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis uses video of well-known ballets to take us beyond the steps and into the fine craft of making a ballet.

  • The Kennedy Center Diva It Up: Put On Your Opera Face

    Sat., Oct. 13, 2012, 2:00 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    Learn how to glam it up opera-style during this hands-on make-up class and demonstration. Professional make-up artists share techniques and tips for creating theatrical faces.

  • Master Class: The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

    Sat., Oct. 13, 2012, 11:00 AM
    2012-2013 Season
    This participatory, intermediate to advanced level class for adults is led by company members from The Suzanne Farrell Ballet.

  • The Kennedy Center Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell FOR ADULTS! 101

    Sat., Sep. 29, 2012, 11:00 AM
    2012-2013 Season
    From pliés to pirouettes, discover how it feels to dance as Suzanne Farrell leads this unique and inspirational movement class.

  • Opera Master Class: Andrew Foster-Williams

    Thu., Sep. 27, 2012, 7:00 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    Hailed by BBC Music Magazine as a "vivid bass-baritone, a model of vocal security and textual definition," join Andrew Foster-Williams as he coaches the next generation of singers.

  • The Kennedy Center Theater Look-in: The Addams Family

    Tue., Jul. 17, 2012, 5:00 PM
    2011-2012 Season
    Join company members from The Addams Family for an insider's look, complete with lively discussion and the opportunity to ask questions of the artists.

  • The Kennedy Center Ballet 360° - What Ballet Does Best IV: Pursuit of Perfection

    Sat., Jun. 23, 2012, 3:00 PM
    2011-2012 Season
    Dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis uses video of well-known ballets to take us beyond the steps and into the fine craft of making a ballet.

  • The Kennedy Center Master Class: Barbara Cook

    Mon., Jun. 18, 2012, 6:00 PM
    2011-2012 Season

  • The Kennedy Center Film & Discussion: In Good Time, The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland

    Sat., May 12, 2012, 3:00 PM
    2011-2012 Season
    Join us for a screening of Huey's new documentary on the life and legacy of renowned jazz musician, composer, and National Public Radio host Marian McPartland.

  • The Kennedy Center Ballet 360° - What Ballet Does Best III: Ah, to be Human

    Sat., May 5, 2012, 3:00 PM
    2011-2012 Season
    Dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis uses video of well-known ballets to take us beyond the steps and into the fine craft of making a ballet.

  • The Kennedy Center Master Class: Jo Kanamori/Dance Company Noism

    Tue., Apr. 24, 2012, 7:45 PM
    2011-2012 Season
    The Explore the Arts Master Class Series gives you an opportunity to take classes led by some of the most talented and creative artists in the world of dance.

  • The Kennedy Center Creative Movement with the New York City Ballet

    Sat., Apr. 7, 2012, 10:30 AM
    2011-2012 Season
    Enjoy this creative movement class for non-dancers and learn movement inspired by the ballet program being danced by New York City Ballet during their Kennedy Center engagement.

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