Top Naach | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
Top Naach is an entertainment group in the DC Area that bridges the East and West through fast-paced dance choreography and high quality music production. Top Naach is comprised of dancers who collectively claim over 100 competitive international placings and most recently performed at the Washington Wizards Halftime Show and in NYC Times Square. Part of 2017 National Dance Day. Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center, July 29, 2017. Watch the full performance: https://youtu.be/R7i0ap7rCMQ Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb
Play video Dance Theatre of Harlem & Miami City Ballet: Pam Tanowitz's "Gustave Le Gray No. 1"
Dance Theatre of Harlem & Miami City Ballet: Pam Tanowitz's "Gustave Le Gray No. 1"
The Kennedy Center’s Ballet Across America is a program that explores the breadth and depth of American ballet. Occurring every few years, multiple American companies are invited to participate in a week-long celebration featuring performances from each company. In 2019, Ballet Across America was put together with the inspiration of women’s leadership in ballet and dance. To mark the celebration, the Center commissioned choreographer Pam Tanowitz to create a world premiere work for the week’s two participating companies, Dance Theatre of Harlem and Miami City Ballet; both are companies led by visionary women – Virginia Johnson at DTH and Lourdes Lopez in Miami. Tanowitz set the work on two dancers from each company, with a pianist on stage playing a solo work by the composer Caroline Shaw. The piece had its world premiere during Ballet Across America on May 31, 2019. This video captures the premiere performance. "Gustave Le Gray No. 1" Choreography by Pam Tanowitz Music by Caroline Shaw (Gustave Le Gray) Assistants to the Choreographer: Jason Collins and Vincent McCloskey Costumes by Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung Lighting by Davison Scandrett Pianist: Sylvia Jung Dancers: Renan Cerdeiro, Lauren Fadeley, Anthony Santos and Stephanie Rae Williams May 31, 2019 #BalletAcrossAmerica #DanceTheatreHarlem #MiamiCityBallet Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb
Play video Broad City's Abbi & Ilana - Elaine Dance Tribute for Julia Louis-Dreyfus | 2018 Mark Twain Prize
Broad City's Abbi & Ilana - Elaine Dance Tribute for Julia Louis-Dreyfus | 2018 Mark Twain Prize
Abbi & Ilana from Broad City give a hilarious Elaine Dance Tribute for Julia Louis-Dreyfus during the 21st Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at The Kennedy Center. An outstanding lineup of entertainers gathered in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall to salute Julia Louis-Dreyfus, recipient of the 21st annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on October 21, 2018. The Prize, which is named to honor one of the world's greatest humorists, was presented at a gala performance featuring some of the biggest names in comedy. The event was taped by WETA Washington, D.C. and aired nationally on PBS on November 19, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Under the direction of the creative team from Done + Dusted, the Kennedy Center’s new producing partner for the Twain Prize, the cast features many of Louis-Dreyfus’s admirers, friends, and collaborators, including Stephen Colbert, Bryan Cranston, Tina Fey, Ilana Glazer, Tony Hale, Abbi Jacobson, Jack Johnson, Keegan-Michael Key, Lisa Kudrow, Kumail Nanjiani, and Jerry Seinfeld. Julia Louis-Dreyfus earned worldwide acclaim for her portrayal of Elaine Benes in the hit NBC series "Seinfeld," and as Christine Campbell in the CBS hit comedy "The New Adventures of Old Christine." She currently stars in, and executive produces, the HBO series "Veep," which will soon begin its seventh season. Between all shows combined, she has received eleven Emmy awards (six consecutively for "Veep") with twenty-four nominations, a Golden Globe award, nine Screen Actors Guild awards which makes her the most decorated actor in the history of the SAG awards, three Television Critics Association awards, five American Comedy Awards, a Peabody Award, and the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy. She has broken the record for the most Emmy's won by a single performer, as well as the most consecutive wins for a single role ("Veep"). #TwainPrize #PBSTwain Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb
Play video Im/perfection - Dance worlds collide in the story of DEMO by Damian Woetzel
Im/perfection - Dance worlds collide in the story of DEMO by Damian Woetzel
The Kennedy Center presents an inside look at the making of DEMO by Damian Woetzel in this Digital Stage Original mini-documentary. Explore the concept of artistic im/perfection with a cast of world class ballerinas, hip-hop dancers, modern dancers, and musicians led by Woetzel, the newly appointed President of Juilliard. Damian Woetzel, a former principal dancer with New York City Ballet, modern choreographer Pam Tanowitz, and others bring a sold-out performance from the rehearsal room to the stage in just two days. The supremely talented cast of characters includes Lil Buck (Memphis jooker), Patricia Delgado (former Miami City Ballet principal dancer), and Caroline Shaw (Pulitzer Prize winner), with music by Philip Glass and Brooklyn Rider. Watch Lil Buck perform to Philip Glass in "Orbit": https://youtu.be/6MqxEtT8xAg Watch the world premiere of Pam Tanowitz's "Blueprint": https://youtu.be/Cywqym7s-SE Watch DEMO's finale, "Ascending Bird": https://youtu.be/SxzvacDspBo Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb
Play video National Dance Day 2019 - Kennedy Center Staff @ The REACH!
National Dance Day 2019 - Kennedy Center Staff @ The REACH!
Kick up your heels and put on your dancing shoes! It’s time for National Dance Day! Now September 21 – the festivities will be at the Kennedy Center’s new campus space, the REACH. #DanceMadeMeDoIt #NationalDanceDay2019. FREE! Reservations for timed passes will be required for entry. Reservations are available here: https://cms.kennedy-center.org/festivals/reach/ Don't miss our annual full day of activities celebrating the art of dance. For more information on the REACH Opening Festival, please visit: https://cms.kennedy-center.org/festivals/reach/overview Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb
Play video Bon Iver & TU Dance - "Come Through" | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
Bon Iver & TU Dance - "Come Through" | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
Bon Iver and TU Dance perform "Come Through" LIVE at The Kennedy Center as part of DIRECT CURRENT, filmed live in the Kennedy Center's Concert Hall on March 25, 2019. The Kennedy Center's DIRECT CURRENT celebration kicked off with Bon Iver & TU Dance’s Come Through, a cohesive, cross-genre performance between two artistic powerhouses. This evening-length collaboration featured new music from Justin Vernon, of two-time Grammy Award®–winning indie folk band Bon Iver, and new choreography from TU Dance, a diverse nine-member company founded by Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands and known for works that combine the language of modern dance and classical ballet with African-based and urban vernacular movements. Come Through was commissioned by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series. "Come Through" Performed by Bon Iver and TU Dance TU Dance Artistic Directors, Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands Music by Justin Vernon Choreography by Uri Sands #DirectCurrent #BonIver #TUDance #ComeThrough Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb
Play video Company Danzante - "I Am the Movement" | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
Company Danzante - "I Am the Movement" | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
In light of the various social and cultural movements that are presently empowering women to speak out, unite, and demand equality and justice, this work-in-progress explores individual identity, vulnerability, and strength within the collective voice.. I Am the Movement (Excerpt, Work-in-Progress) Choreography by Katherine Horrigan and Arturo Garcia in collaboration with the dancers Music by Ludovico Einaudi, Ten Walls, Nils Frahm Performed by Grace Ball, Elizabeth Burr, Megan Caputo, Olivia Jordan, Erin Fitzgerald Rochow, Darian Saenz, Susie Wopat, and Mikayla Mckee Company Danzante, one of Arlington’s premier contemporary dance companies, returns to Millennium Stage with works by five outstanding contemporary choreographers: Marcus Willis, Shaun Boyle, Karen Reedy, Katherine Horrigan, and Arturo Garcia. This family-friendly performance blends emotional beauty with athletic power to captivate the mind, stimulate the senses, and uplift the soul. Part of Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center, February 7, 2018. Watch the full performance: https://youtu.be/Wbje6qPF9-I Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb