Cartier Williams - "New York, New York" | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
Hoofer, choreographer, filmmaker, and performer Cartier Williams pays tribute to the great Leonard Bernstein with a tap piece set to Bernstein's "New York, New York" from 'On The Town.' Part of Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center, April 25, 2018. Watch the full performance: https://youtu.be/OBttT_JAG98 Produced by NEWorks Productions as part of its NEWorks@15 performance series. Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb #cartierwilliams #bernstein #newyork #onthetown #kennedycenter #tapdance
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 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 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 Conversations on Dance with Skylar Brandt | Bonus Walk and Talk through the Kennedy Center
Conversations on Dance with Skylar Brandt | Bonus Walk and Talk through the Kennedy Center
"Conversations on Dance" hosts Michael Breeden and Rebecca Ferraro took ABT soloist Skylar Brandt on a walk through the Kennedy Center after the podcast recording on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Listen to the podcast through your favorite podcast app by searching “Conversations on Dance” or through their website at conversationsondancepod.com/listen-now. Skylar Brandt is a soloist at ABT. Brandt trained at the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School from 2005-2009 and at ABT's New York Summer Intensive as a National Training Scholar. She joined the ABT Studio Company in 2009 and became an apprentice with the main Company the following year. Brandt joined ABT’s corps de ballet in 2011 and was appointed a Soloist in 2015. Her leading roles with the Company include Gamzatti in La Bayadére, Medora in Le Corsaire, the title role in The Golden Cockerel and Princess Praline in Whipped Cream. Brandt received a 2013 Princess Grace Award. She will perform the role of Columbine in ABT’s Washington, D.C. premiere of Harlequinade at the Kennedy Center. Conversations on Dance is a lively and engaging new podcast giving audiences an inside look into the world of ballet and professional dance. Breeden and Ferraro discuss ballet training, techniques, and choreography, and conduct interviews with some of the ballet world's best and brightest. To explore more Ballet at the Kennedy Center: http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/genre/BAL To explore more Dance at the Kennedy Center: http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/genre/DAN For more ballet video content: https://digitalstage.kennedy-center.org/category/videos/ballet For more dance video content: https://digitalstage.kennedy-center.org/category/videos/dance 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