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Local Dance Commissioning Project

The Millennium Stage Local Dance Commissioning Project (LDCP) supports the local dance community by nurturing the creation of new dance work and presenting that new work to a wide audience via the Millennium Stage, the Kennedy Center's free daily performance series. Learn More

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Performances from the Past Week

[Photo from the  March 2, 2015 performance.] March 2, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The school presents American Innocents: An Evening with the Dance and Literary Media & Communication Departments, which looks at the way art continues to inspire young people in a world that is seen as increasingly unsafe.
Featured Artist(s): The Duke Ellington School of the Arts
[Photo from the  March 1, 2015 performance.] March 1, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Inspired by Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble’s musical explorations, Lightbolt and poet/curator/visual artist Luis create a live, border-crossing, sonic journey using cutting-edge, projected digital audio apps and state-of-the-art DJ gear by creating The Slick Road Mix, a taste of the cosmopolitan synthesis that technology is increasingly empowering in the early 21st century. Presented in collaboration with the Washington Performing Arts Mars Urban Arts Initiative.
Featured Artist(s): Nicky Enright Adriel Luis Washington Performing Arts
[Photo from the  February 28, 2015 performance.] February 28, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the performance

Catch the spirit of the Kennedy Center’s upcoming international festival IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix with a Ukulele Jam. Bring your ukulele (an instrument that came to the Hawaiian Islands from the Iberian Peninsula, derived from the Portuguese braguinha string guitar) for a strum-along from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by a performance with D.C. uke stars The Sweater Set and Louisa Hall. The show closes with a full audience strum- and sing-along! Strum-along participants should know chords C, F, G, and A minor.

Strum-along at 5 p.m.; performance at 6 p.m.
Featured Artist(s): The Sweater Set Louisa Hall
[Photo from the  February 27, 2015 performance.] February 27, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The trailblazing dance troupe graces the stage with its risky, experimental dance works and masterpieces by legendary pioneers in African American dance.
Featured Artist(s): Lula Washington Dance Theatre
[Photo from the  February 26, 2015 performance.] February 26, 2015 - This performance is not available for viewing.

The New York Times has called Hari Kondabolu “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.” Hari served as a writer and correspondent on the Chris Rock–produced television show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on FX, and has performed on the Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show. Opening set by Elahe Izadi. This program contains mature themes and strong language. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person. IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Featured Artist(s): Hari Kondabolu
[Photo from the  February 25, 2015 performance.] February 25, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The D.C. group presents Dance Music of the Americas, featuring Ginastera, Copland, Stravinsky, and Arturo Márquez. The program also features Metropolitan Opera soprano Harolyn Blackwell as guest soloist in the orchestral premiere of excerpts from Ricky Ian Gordon’s Genius Child, and in the spiritual “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.” Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person. IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Featured Artist(s): Harolyn Blackwell Apollo Orchestra
[Photo from the  February 24, 2015 performance.] February 24, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The quintet performs classic and modern jazz standards led by TSgt Grant Langford.
Featured Artist(s): U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note
[Photo from the  February 23, 2015 performance.] February 23, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The dancer presents an original dance work that serves as testimony and a tribute to Sarah Baartman, a South African woman better known as the Hottentot Venus, but also as an ode to black women. They Call Her Venus, created in collaboration with Paco Dècina, melds traditional Afro-Caribbean moves with contemporary aesthetics.
Featured Artist(s): Chantal Loial
[Photo from the  February 22, 2015 performance.] February 22, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Students perform Cantigas de Santa Maria by a Spanish Renaissance composer, arias for soprano by R. Strauss, songs by Brahms for tenor, Mey’s Musique de Tables for percussion, York’s Fantasia for Four Violas, and solo piano works by Chopin and Balakirev. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Featured Artist(s): The Peabody Institute at the Johns Hopkins University
[Photo from the  February 21, 2015 performance.] February 21, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Students perform perform Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor and R. Strauss’s Piano Quartet in C minor. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Featured Artist(s): Yale School of Music
[Photo from the  February 20, 2015 performance.] February 20, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Students perform a violin sonata by Debussy; Liszt’s Sposalizio from Années de Pèlerinage for piano; songs by Haydn, R. Strauss, and Menotti for soprano; and a string quartet by Bartók. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Featured Artist(s): The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
[Photo from the  February 19, 2015 performance.] February 19, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Students perform a work for bassoon and piano by Tamplini, various vocal selections for soprano, a string quartet by Brahms, and the Firebird Suite for piano by Stravinsky. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Featured Artist(s): The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, & Dance
[Photo from the  February 18, 2015 performance.] February 18, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Students play Bach’s Violin Partita BWV 1002 on marimba, Peskin’s Trumpet Concerto No. 1, the Andante Favori in F by Beethoven, Tableaux, Op. 33 by Rachmaninoff, and contemporary works by Eric Sammut, Gabriel Novak, and Jasmine Choi. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Featured Artist(s): Cleveland Institute of Music
[Photo from the  February 16, 2015 performance.] February 16, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Students perform a Beethoven String Quartet, Weirich’s Steamboat Stomp for French Horn solo, a soprano aria by Verdi, and Ouyang’s brand new Three Pieces for Piano. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Featured Artist(s): The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University
[Photo from the  February 15, 2015 performance.] February 15, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Students perform Prokofiev’s Overture on Hebrew Themes for sextet, a string quartet by Arensky, and vocal works for bass-baritone by Rachmaninoff. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Featured Artist(s): The Curtis Institute of Music
[Photo from the  February 14, 2015 performance.] February 14, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The New York City–based pianist presents a program of classical and contemporary solo piano works inspired by dreams and delirium. It includes works by Fred Hersch, William Albright, Nikolai Kapustin, Toby Twining, Ravel, and a world premiere of a commissioned work for piano and multimedia by Daniel Bernard Roumain.
Featured Artist(s): Eunbi Kim
[Photo from the  February 13, 2015 performance.] February 13, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The Howard University group, directed by Reginald Golden, performs its energetic gospel music. The ensemble is formed by students, alumni, and community members, and is the first college choir of its kind.
Featured Artist(s): Howard Gospel Choir of Howard University
[Photo from the  February 12, 2015 performance.] February 12, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The New York–based singer-songwriter, guitarist, and drummer, best known for her work with Os Mutantes and Pistolera, re-interprets classic love and protest songs that narrate Latin America’s history and influenced her own life story.
Featured Artist(s): Ani Cordero
[Photo from the  February 11, 2015 performance.] February 11, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The group returns with its trademark shadow puppetry that features a collection of six signature vignettes based on Chinese folklore. Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of China.
Featured Artist(s): Shaanxi Folk Art Theatre
[Photo from the  February 10, 2015 performance.] February 10, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The New Orleans singer-songwriter and his trio perform original works in his colorful troubadour style, shaped with storytelling.
Featured Artist(s): Andrew Duhon
[Photo from the  February 9, 2015 performance.] February 9, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Straight from the Central Conservatory Preparatory School in China, the group makes their Kennedy Center debut.
Featured Artist(s): Beijing Chamber Players
[Photo from the  February 8, 2015 performance.] February 8, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the performance
San Francisco Bay area actor Lorri Holt performs the show written by Zack Rogow and based on Shipwrecked on a Traffic Island and Other Previously Untranslated Gems, a collection of Colette’s work.
Featured Artist(s): Lorri Holt
[Photo from the  February 7, 2015 performance.] February 7, 2015 - This performance is not available for viewing.

One of America’s favorite dance companies offers a special group workshop for beginners. Learn choreography from Revelations, the company’s most iconic work. Master Teacher for Arts in Education and former dancer with the Alvin Ailey company, Nasha Thomas-Schmitt teaches excerpts from the sections “I've Been 'Buked,” “Wade in the Water,” and “Rocka My Soul.” Begins at 5:30 p.m.
Featured Artist(s): Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
[Photo from the  February 6, 2015 performance.] February 6, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Students from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra during- and after-school music program perform.
Featured Artist(s): Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras & Baltimore Symphony Orchestra OrchKids