The Kennedy Center

Synetic Theater

Watch Past Performances

Video 9/1/2019: Synetic Theater's The Tempest + Movement Storytelling Workshop

Witness a stripped-down excerpt from Metro DC's premier physical theater Synetic Theater's water-filled production of 'The Tempest,' currently in rehearsals in Crystal City and set to run there from September 25 - October 20. Following the performance, join the company for a workshop exploring how they tell stories through a synthesis of movement styles, from dance to acrobatics to sword-fighting, and everything in between!

Video 9/2/2018: Synetic Theater: Sleepy Hollow

Synetic’s adaptation of the American tale of horror, Sleepy Hollow features Synetic’s unique style of storytelling, immersing audiences in the small New England town haunted by the Headless Horseman.

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Presented as part of the Page-to-Stage Festival.

Video 9/4/2017: Target Family Night: Synetic Theater

Synetic Theater presents family-friendly, physical theater adaption of J.M. Barrie’s beloved classic, Peter Pan.

Presented as part of the Page-to-Stage New Play Festival.

Video 9/4/2016: Page-to-Stage: Synetic Theater presents Dante's Inferno

Synetic Theater presents excerpts from its fall production, Dante's Inferno as part of the 2016 Page-to-Stage New Play Festival. A physical theater interpretation of Dante's Inferno through a combination of physical warm-up and excerpts of Synetic's choreography.

Video 9/7/2015: Page-to-Stage: Synetic Theater Company

The movement-based theater company presents a demonstration of the Synetic Technique followed by a few scenes from their upcoming production of Alice in Wonderland with a post-performance Q&A to follow. Part of Page-to-Stage.

Video 9/1/2014: Synetic Theater

The company showcases its training methods and pieces of its latest physical theater adaption, the horror classic The Island of Dr. Moreau. Drama. Recommended for age 13 and up. Contains non-verbal references to violence and sexuality. Part of Page-to-Stage.

Video 8/13/2014: Synetic Theater's Summer Camp: The Wizard of Oz

The campers perform an original adaptation of The Wizard of Oz using mime, pantomime, acrobatics, song, and dance.

Video 6/6/2014: Synetic Theater: The Miraculous Magical Balloon

The company presents a preview of a comedic series of pantomime sketches fusing music, ballet, clowning, and audience participation.

Video 5/15/2014: Target Family Night: Synetic Theater

The company offers a preview of The Music Box, a collection of comedic vignettes set to music.

Video 9/2/2013: Synetic Theater

Arlington’s Synetic presents The Picture of Dorian Gray, a text-and-movement interpretation of Oscar Wilde's classic. Fearing the ravages of time and realizing the impermanence of youth, Dorian Gray makes a fateful wish—that his almost supernaturally lifelike portrait grow old while he remains forever young and beautiful. Part of Page-Stage 2013.