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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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[Photo from the  November 22, 2014 performance.] November 22, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
National Symphony Orchestra members Joel Fuller (violin), Alexandra Osborne (violin), Mahoko Eguchi (viola), and Rachel Young (cello), who make up the Last Stand Quartet, perform works by Haydn and Borodin.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude
[Photo from the  November 21, 2014 performance.] November 21, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Students in George Mason University’s contemporary music ensemble perform varied repertoire, including arrangements of concert music by Frank Zappa and Beck, as well as original compositions.
Featured Artist(s): M3E
[Photo from the  November 20, 2014 performance.] November 20, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The group performs music composed during the lifetime of French artist Edgar Degas in support of the world premiere original Kennedy Center musical, Little Dancer.
Featured Artist(s): U.S. Air Force Chamber Players
[Photo from the  November 19, 2014 performance.] November 19, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Hailing from Nashville, guitarist Jeremy Fetzer and pedal steel guitarist Spencer Cullum blend an eclectic array of vintage and modern influences.
Featured Artist(s): Steelism
[Photo from the  November 18, 2014 performance.] November 18, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Brooklyn-based guitarist Gordy and Portland, Maine–based mandolin player Walsh are entertaining and talented gentlemen of bluegrass.
Featured Artist(s): Joe Walsh Grant Gordy
[Photo from the  November 17, 2014 performance.] November 17, 2014 - This performance is not available for viewing.

Comedian Chris Gethard takes the stage with an opening set by Courtney Fearrington. Gethard is the host of the cult public access hit The Chris Gethard Show and author of the book A Bad Idea I’m About to Do. He is a mainstay performer at New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, where he has been performing for 12 years, and was named one of Variety’s “Ten Comics to Watch” in 2010. 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 THEATER LAB
Featured Artist(s): Chris Gethard
[Photo from the  November 16, 2014 performance.] November 16, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The band performs original music based on the sounds of Eastern European brass bands that blend dance music with impeccable improvisation and melody.
Featured Artist(s): Cocek! Brass Band
[Photo from the  November 15, 2014 performance.] November 15, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
This program features the city’s finest young musicians as chosen by middle and high school band directors.
Featured Artist(s): DC Public Schools
[Photo from the  November 14, 2014 performance.] November 14, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance

Started in 1969 and invited into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame in 2012, the group brings a program to the stage inspired by Veterans Day.


Featured Artist(s): Chord-Ayres Male Chorus
[Photo from the  November 13, 2014 performance.] November 13, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The ensemble returns to perform a concert featuring the oud (the Arabic lute).
Featured Artist(s): The Oud Hobbyists Association
[Photo from the  November 12, 2014 performance.] November 12, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Winners of the Asian American Music Society’s 2014 Woodwind, Piano, String, and Voice International Competition perform.
Featured Artist(s): Asian American Music Society
[Photo from the  November 11, 2014 performance.] November 11, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Members of the band present an evening of music in celebration of Veterans Day.
Featured Artist(s): U.S. Army Blues
[Photo from the  November 10, 2014 performance.] November 10, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The “Traditional Irish Band of the Decade” (Irish American News), features Paul Brock (button accordion, melodeon), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Garry O’Meara (tenor banjo, mandolin, vocals), and Denis Carey (piano).
Featured Artist(s): Brock McGuire Band
[Photo from the  November 9, 2014 performance.] November 9, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Duduaka Da Fonseca (drums), Maucha Adnet (vocals), Helio Alves (piano), and Chuck Redd (vibraphone) are internationally acclaimed musicians of the highest caliber.
Featured Artist(s): The Brazilian Jazz All-Stars Chuck Redd
[Photo from the  November 8, 2014 performance.] November 8, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
More or Less Theatre’s hilarious family show offers 7,000 years of Maltese history in an action-packed and interactive hour. For age 7+. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2014 and presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Malta.
Featured Artist(s): More or Less Theatre
[Photo from the  November 7, 2014 performance.] November 7, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
This Colombian-based contemporary dance company performs traditional Afro-Indian and Caribbean styles.

This performance is presented in collaboration with the IDB Cultural Center and The Embassy of Colombia.
Featured Artist(s): El Colegio del Cuerpo
[Photo from the  November 6, 2014 performance.] November 6, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Valvanne uses storytelling, singing, dancing, and theater to take the audience on a journey around the globe. For age 5+. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2014 and presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Finland.
Featured Artist(s): Sanna Valvanne
[Photo from the  November 5, 2014 performance.] November 5, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The concert pianist plays a program of classics, including Greek works. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2014 and presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Greece.
Featured Artist(s): Aglaia Koras
[Photo from the  November 4, 2014 performance.] November 4, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance

 From Science Centre AHHAA, experience the multitude of awesome scientific experiments that the average Estonian goes through in a typical day! For age 4+. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2014 and presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Estonia.


Featured Artist(s): Science Centre AHHAA
[Photo from the  November 3, 2014 performance.] November 3, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
This program features traditional Hungarian folk music and dancing. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2014 and presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Hungary.
Featured Artist(s): Rozsafa Folk Ensemble
[Photo from the  November 2, 2014 performance.] November 2, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The Ugly Animal Preservation Society’s popular family comedy show. Come and vote for your favorite ugly animal! For age 7+. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2014 and presented in cooperation with the British Arts Council.
Featured Artist(s): The Ugly Animal Roadshow
[Photo from the  November 1, 2014 performance.] November 1, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
One of Cuba’s most extraordinary pianists, Pacheco and his quartet perform a concert blending traditional Cuban and jazz music.
Featured Artist(s): Jorge Luis Pacheco
[Photo from the  October 31, 2014 performance.] October 31, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance

Learn dance steps to the "Monster Mash," "Time Warp," and "Thriller." Test drive your moves with one of New York City's best party bands, The Loser's Lounge. Dance lessons by Quynn Johnson begin at 5 p.m., with live music starting at 6 p.m.

Wear your most creative costume for the chance to win fabulous prizes in the following categories: Best Kid Costume (ages 6 and under, 7-12, 13-17); Best Character (TV, movies, theater, literature, comics, you name it! Extra points if it is Kennedy Center-related!); Funniest (Here's your chance to be ironic, clever, or just plain silly!); Scariest (Need we say more??). In the spirit of creativity, preference will be given to homemade costumes.


Featured Artist(s): The Loser's Lounge Quynn Johnson
[Photo from the  October 30, 2014 performance.] October 30, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
This folk/pop ensemble performance features a sing-along with the children from Riga-European Capital of Culture 2014. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2014 and presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Latvia.
Featured Artist(s): Tev un Man
[Photo from the  October 29, 2014 performance.] October 29, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The Vietnamese contemporary dance company brings The Mist, a contemporary work that echoes the gradual change in Vietnam itself, as young artists work within their country’s history, traditions, and aesthetics to forge new forms of creative expression. This performance is part of Center Stage, a program created by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with New England Foundation for the Arts.
Featured Artist(s): Arabesque