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Past Events: Explore the Arts

  • Theater Look-in: Sydney Theatre Company's Uncle Vanya

    Tue., Aug. 16, 2011, 5:00 PM
    2011-2012 Season
    Join company members Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Richard Roxburgh, Hayley McElhinney, and John Bell from Uncle Vanya for an insider's look, complete with lively discussion and the opportunity to ask questions of the artists.

  • The Kennedy Center Theater Look-in: Wicked

    Tue., Jul. 12, 2011, 5:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    Join company members from Wicked for an insider's look, complete with lively discussion and the opportunity to ask questions of the artists.

  • Ballet 360° - Beyond the Steps IV: Storytelling: Mime, Gesture, and Ebullient Dancing

    Sat., Jun. 4, 2011, 2:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    In the final session of the Ballet 360° lecture series, dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis explores the elements of storytelling in ballet through the works choreographed by August Bournonville for The Royal Danish Ballet.

  • Theater Look-in: Follies

    Tue., May 24, 2011, 5:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    Join company members from Follies--Bernadette Peters, Danny Burstein, Jan Maxwell, Ron Raines, and Elaine Paige--for an insider's look, complete with lively discussion and the opportunity to ask questions.

  • The Kennedy Center Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Emerging Artist Showcase

    May 20 - 21, 2011
    2010-2011 Season
    Exceptional pianists selected to participate in the "Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Emerging Artist Workshop" play a program of works by Mary Lou Williams, as well as standards and original compositions.

  • The Kennedy Center The Documentation and Preservation of Dance

    Mon., May 16, 2011, 7:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season

  • The Kennedy Center Beethoven's Ears: An Investigation with Saul Lilienstein

    Sat., May 14, 2011, 2:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    Music scholar Saul Lilienstein examines the mysteries behind the creative genius of Ludwig van Beethoven, including the effects of the encroaching deafness on his work and more.

  • The Kennedy Center From Graham to Jones, Session III: The Post-Modernists: The Third Generation & Beyond

    Sat., May 7, 2011, 2:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    Through lecture and performance videos, dance writer Suzanne Carbonneau details the current generation of figures in modern and contemporary dance, their works, and the tracking of dance's "family tree."

  • The Kennedy Center From Graham to Jones, Session II: The Modernists: The Second Generation

    Sat., Apr. 9, 2011, 2:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    Through lecture and performance videos, dance writer Suzanne Carbonneau examines the second generation of American modern dancers and their continuing development of the form.

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

    Sat., Apr. 9, 2011, 11:00 AM
    2010-2011 Season
    New York City Ballet company members lead this creative movement class for non-dancers.

  • The Kennedy Center Open Rehearsal: New York City Ballet

    Wed., Apr. 6, 2011, 1:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    Join dance scholars for an insider's look at New York City Ballet as they prepare onstage for performance.

  • What to Listen for in Gustav Mahler, Session II: The Beautiful

    Sat., Apr. 2, 2011, 1:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    Music scholar Saul Lilienstein examines the music of Gustav Mahler. Selections to be heard in this session include Symphony No. 4 and the Adagietto from Symphony No. 5.

  • Ballet 360° - Beyond the Steps III: Music and Architecture

    Sat., Mar. 26, 2011, 2:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    In the third session of the Ballet 360° lecture series, dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis details choreographer George Balanchine's belief in the importance of music to ballet through works he created for New York City Ballet.

  • Ballet 360° - Beyond the Steps III: Music and Architecture

    Sat., Mar. 26, 2011, 2:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    In the third session of the Ballet 360° lecture series, dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis details choreographer George Balanchine's belief in the importance of music to ballet through works he created for New York City Ballet.

  • 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.

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