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Past Events: Explore the Arts

  • 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.

  • Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell FOR ADULTS! 101

    Wed., Oct. 13, 2010, 7:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    From pliés to pirouettes, discover how it feels to dance as Suzanne Farrell leads this unique and inspirational movement class.

  • What to Listen for in Gustav Mahler, Session I: The Tormented

    Sat., Oct. 2, 2010, 1:00 PM
    2010-2011 Season
    Music scholar Saul Lilienstein examines the music of Gustav Mahler. Selections to be heard in this session include Kindertotenlieder and Symphony No. 10 - Adagio.

  • Theater Look-in: Mary Poppins

    Tue., Jul. 13, 2010, 5:00 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Join company members from Mary Poppins for an insider's look, complete with lively discussion and the opportunity to ask questions of the artists.

  • Theater Look-in: Thurgood

    Tue., Jun. 8, 2010, 5:00 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Join company members from Thurgood for an insider's look, complete with lively discussion and the opportunity to ask questions of the artists.

     

  • Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Emerging Artist Showcase

    Sat., May 22, 2010, 6:01 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Witness the future of jazz in this concert featuring five exceptional pianists selected as the inaugural class of the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Emerging Artist Workshop.

  • John Adams: A Portrait (Film Screening)

    Sat., May 15, 2010, 6:00 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Explore the Arts presents an insightful free film screening of the 2000 portrait of American composer John Adams.

  • Broadway Up Close and Personal: Frank Loesser

    Mon., May 3, 2010, 7:30 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Join ASCAP's Michael Kerker, Jo Sullivan Loesser, and special guests for an illumination of the late composer who created such gems for the stage as How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Guys and Dolls.

  • Master Class: Shen Wei Dance Arts

    Wed., Apr. 28, 2010, 7:00 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    This participatory (sorry, no observers allowed) master class for intermediate to advanced dancers is led by Shen Wei Dance Arts members.

  • Harmony and Lead: Gospel Vocal Style

    Sat., Apr. 24, 2010, 2:00 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    In this free lecture and demonstration, performers including Cedric Dent and Richard Smallwood give a glimpse into the variety of ways vocal gospel music is translated to the world.

  • Ballet 360° - Choreographers: Frederick Ashton

    Sat., Apr. 10, 2010, 3:00 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    The Ballet 360° lecture series continues its in-depth look at ballet with this season's sessions focusing on some of the form's iconic choreographers.

  • Masters of McNally

    Mon., Mar. 22, 2010, 7:30 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    In this moderated discussion, actors Zoe Caldwell, John Glover, Audra McDonald, and Richard Thomas reflect on the joys and the challenges in presenting the art of one of the great modern playwrights.

  • In Conversation: Terrence McNally

    Mon., Mar. 15, 2010, 7:30 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally gives insight into his multi-faceted career and the upcoming production of his Nights at the Opera trilogy.

  • What to Listen for in Russian Opera II: Prokofiev's War and Peace

    Sat., Mar. 6, 2010, 3:00 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    As the Kennedy Center continues with its Focus on Russia, join popular music lecturer Saul Lillenstein for an in-depth look at Prokofiev's War & Peace, one of the operas presented by the Mariinsky Opera and Orchestra.

  • Open Rehearsal: The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

    Wed., Mar. 3, 2010, 1:30 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Join dance scholars for an insider's look at The Suzanne Farrell Ballet as the dancers prepare onstage for performances of two mixed repertory programs.

  • Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell FOR ADULTS - II

    Sun., Feb. 28, 2010, 1:00 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    From pliés to pirouettes, discover how it feels to dance as Suzanne Farrell leads this unique and inspirational movement class for non-dancers.

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