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Past Events: Explore the Arts

  • Master Class: Paul Taylor Dance Company

    Mon., Mar. 21, 2011, 7:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    Company members from Paul Taylor Dance Company lead a participatory, intermediate to advanced level master class for adults.

  • Bollywood and Beyond with Nandita Das

    Mon., Mar. 14, 2011, 7:30 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    Nandita Das, an award-winning actress and director, leads a discussion of the Indian film industry, from the big-banner studio productions of Bollywood to the more "regional" films.

  • Bhangra Class with DJ Rekha

    Sun., Mar. 13, 2011, 3:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    Bang out some bhangra with DJ Rekha. She'll help you learn the music and the moves.

  • A Taste of India – Session II

    Sat., Mar. 12, 2011, 11:00 AM
    2010-2011 Season
    Learn about the evolution of India's East and West food cultures in a compelling lecture by Chef Hemant Oberoi, one of India's top chefs, followed by a specially prepared tasting menu.

  • A Taste of India – Session I

    Sat., Mar. 5, 2011, 11:00 AM
    2010-2011 Season
    Learn about the evolution of the food cultures in India's North and South in a compelling lecture by Chef Hemant Oberoi, one of India's top chefs, followed by a specially prepared tasting menu.

  • Guided Tour: The Crafts of India

    Fri., Mar. 4, 2011, 10:30 AM
    2010-2011 Season
    Join scholars for an Explore the Arts guided tour through Kaleidoscope: Mapping India's Crafts and Treasures of the Gem Palace.

  • The Kennedy Center Master Class: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

    Wed., Feb. 23, 2011, 7:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    Company members from Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company lead a participatory, intermediate to advanced level master class for adults.

  • The Kennedy Center From Graham to Jones, Session I: The Rebellious Ones: Founders & The First Generation

    Sat., Feb. 12, 2011, 2:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    Through lecture and performance videos, dance writer Suzanne Carbonneau explores the origins of American modern dance and its evolution as it unfolds along "familial" lines.

  • Open Rehearsal: Mariinsky Ballet

    Tue., Feb. 8, 2011, 12:30 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    Join dance scholars for an insider's look at Mariinsky Ballet as they prepare onstage for performance.

  • Ballet 360° - Beyond the Steps II - Romantic Passion and Classical Style

    Sat., Feb. 5, 2011, 2:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    In the second session of the Ballet 360° lecture series, dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis takes an in-depth look at the beloved Giselle to explore the importance of style to ballet.

  • The Kennedy Legacy

    Sat., Jan. 29, 2011, 2:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    View a screening of the documentary John F. Kennedy–Years of Lightning, Day of Drums (1965) and sit in on a panel of artists, journalists, and policy makers discussing the lasting impact of the Kennedy presidency.

  • Open Rehearsal: American Ballet Theatre

    Fri., Jan. 21, 2011, 2:15 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    Join dance scholars for an insider's look at American Ballet Theatre as they prepare onstage for performance.

  • Ballet 360° - Beyond the Steps I: Reawakening the Past

    Sat., Jan. 15, 2011, 2:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    In the first session of the Ballet 360° lecture series, dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis explores how to keep older ballets fresh and curate new works through the efforts of American Ballet Theatre and Artist-in-Residence Alexei Ratmansky.

  • Theater Look-in: Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

    Thu., Jan. 13, 2011, 5:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    Join company members from Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific for an insider's look, complete with lively discussion and the opportunity to ask questions of the artists.

  • The Kennedy Center Jazz Master Class: Kurt Elling

    Sun., Nov. 21, 2010, 1:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    Observe the creative process as pre-professional performers receive instruction from renowned vocalist Kurt Elling.

  • Jazz Master Class: Cyrus Chestnut

    Sat., Nov. 20, 2010, 11:00 AM
    2010-2011 Season
    Observe the creative process as pre-professional performers receive instruction from acclaimed pianist Cyrus Chestnut.

  • Open Rehearsal: The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

    Fri., Nov. 19, 2010, 1:30 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    Join dance scholars for an insider's look at The Suzanne Farrell Ballet as the dancers prepare onstage for performances.

  • The Kennedy Center Theater Look-in: HAIR

    Wed., Nov. 17, 2010, 5:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    Join company members from HAIR for an insider's look, complete with lively discussion and the opportunity to ask questions of the artists.

  • Eye on Artistic Entrepreneurship

    Sat., Nov. 13, 2010, 4:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    Panelists explore the concept of the Fringe model, the intersection of traditional with unconventional or nontraditional works, and more.

  • Master Class: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

    Thu., Nov. 11, 2010, 7:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    Company members from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago lead a participatory, intermediate to advanced level master class for adults.

  • Eye on Politics and the Fringe

    Mon., Nov. 8, 2010, 6:30 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    Throughout history, art has been used to advance discourse on political and social issues. In this special discussion, artists explore the relationship between art and change. Note: This event is NOT at the Kennedy Center.

  • The Fringe Roadshow and Meet Market

    Sun., Nov. 7, 2010, 4:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    Come listen to, meet, and mingle with an international panel of experts in an opportunity for professionals and amateurs alike to learn how to succeed in, and avoid the pitfalls of, producing in Edinburgh.

  • Eye on Arts Criticism

    Tue., Nov. 2, 2010, 7:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    Through what lens does a critic view and judge work? Does that lens shift when experiencing work on the fringe vs. work by more mainstream artists? Join a panel of professional critics as they discuss the answers to these questions and more.

  • What to Listen for in Music: The French Connection, Session I: Debussy and Ravel

    Sat., Oct. 30, 2010, 2:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    NSO cellist Yvonne Caruthers explores how French composers Debussy and Ravel developed a new style of writing music, breaking out of the Germanic (i.e. Mozart and Beethoven) style.

  • Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell FOR ADULTS! 201

    Thu., Oct. 14, 2010, 7:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    This master class is led by Suzanne Farrell for non-dancers who have previously participated in Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell FOR ADULTS.

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