National Finalists of the KCACTF Ten-Minute Play Award
Tattoo You by Lisa Kenner Grissom, Lesley University, and Disconnect by Caity Shea Violette, University of Minnesota-Duluth, both directed by Lee Mikeska Gardner; Washing Up by Milbre Burch, University of Missouri, and Like Pigeons by Nate Harpél, Savannah College of Art and Design, both directed by Rob Urbinati. Plus, a selection from the recipient of the Harold and Mimi Steinberg National Student Playwriting Award: A Second Birth by Ariel Mitchell, Brigham Young University, directed by Colin Hovde.
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Skylark (Washington, DC)
With fiddle, flute, and guitar, Skylark’s songs conjure the enchantment of Celtic music. Alexander Mitchell, Elise Kress, and Zan McLeod are joined by dancers Joe Duffey and Erika Nielsen for driving rhythms, poignant songs, and a contagious energy.
SOLE Defined presents a power-packed show that creates an exciting twist on percussive dance with its dynamic and rhythmic performance, fusing tap dance and body percussion. In this new performance, Soleful Soundz, electrifying performers from area companies celebrate the rich history of percussive dance in Washington, D.C.
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On the late President Kennedy’s 99th birthday, performances from artists across genres culminate with luminaries and young artists unveiling a special installation created by the Kennedy Center for the centennial celebration of its namesake. For full details on the special evening, visit the event page.
Leah Glenn Dance Theatre
Leah Glenn Dance Theatre (LGDT) seeks to cultivate a greater understanding of the world through thought-provoking dance works that entertain, inspire, and challenge. This eclectic collection of choreography will feature performances by guest artists Parisa Khobdeh (courtesy of the Paul Taylor Dance Company) and Jamal Story, as well as LGDT members.
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A showcase of the 2016 VSA International Young Soloists Competition winners recognizing outstanding musicians with disabilities, aged 14–25, from around the world. The concert features: Gabrielle Barker (KY), soprano; Stuart Carlson (MI), violin; Andrew Nguyen (CA), piano; Abigel Szilagyi (CA), violin; and Roi Aldric Trawon (Philippines), violin.
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