Cynthia Erivo performs "Somewhere" from West Side Story with the National Symphony Orchestra
Broadway superstar Cynthia Erivo performs "Somewhere (There's a Place For Us)" from West Side Story with the National Symphony Orchestra. Composed by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. From the National Symphony Orchestra's season opening Gala performance, featuring new Music Director Gianandrea Noseda. Sunday September 24, 2017. Watch the full concert! http://bit.ly/2gPeUf5 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 The Human Journey: Evan Linder's "Byhalia, Mississippi"
The Human Journey: Evan Linder's "Byhalia, Mississippi"
Byhalia, Mississippi Friday, June 7, 2019 - Sunday, July 7, 2019 The Kennedy Center Terrace Theater For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit: http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/TTTSK Playwright Evan Linder discusses his uncompromising exploration of race, family, and betrayal in the American South with "Byhalia, Mississippi"-- which won Chicago’s prestigious Jefferson Award in 2016 for Best New Work. Jim and Laurel Parker are about to become new parents. They are broke. They are loud. They are proud Southerners. When Laurel gives birth to their long overdue child, she and Jim are faced with the biggest challenge of their lives. Byhalia, Mississippi explores a couple in the midst of turmoil—and a town with a racially charged past that finds its way into the present. Explore the Human Journey at http://www.Kennedy-Center.org/HumanJourney The Human Journey is an unprecedented collaboration between three of D.C.'s leading cultural institutions: the Kennedy Center, National Geographic Society, and the National Gallery of Art. This initiative strives to promote deeper understanding of issues like migration (forced or by choice), exploration, identity, and the resilience of people to overcome the barriers and behaviors that stand in our way. The Human Journey also looks forward at how these forces will continue to shape our collective story and aid us in understanding ourselves in this century. Video by Storyline, Inc. (http://www.storyline.media) Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb
Play video Mason Bates: Art of War | A Kennedy Center Digital Stage Original
Mason Bates: Art of War | A Kennedy Center Digital Stage Original
"Art of War" is a powerful new symphony that explores the drama of human conflict from the perspectives of soldiers, weaponry, and human loss. Animating a three-movement symphonic structure are original field recordings of weapons tests; elements of American and Iraqi folk music; and the printing presses of the US Treasury. This new work by Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates was performed by the National Symphony Orchestra and conducted by NSO Music Director Gianandrea Noseda. It premiered December, 2018, in the Kennedy Center's Concert Hall. 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 Full Concert: National Symphony Orchestra Plays Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Full Concert: National Symphony Orchestra Plays Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor Francesco Piemontesi, piano Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances – Suite No. 2 Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Casella: Symphony No. 2 Music Director Gianandrea Noseda continues the Kennedy Center’s spring celebration of his home country! In his NSO debut, superb Swiss-Italian pianist Francesco Piemontesi lends his depth, intensity, and sincerity to Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Rachmaninoff’s well-loved homage to extraordinary Italian violinist Niccolò Paganini. The program also features Respighi’s charming “Ancient Airs and Dances” and Casella’s Symphony No. 2—one of Noseda’s favorite symphonies of all time. Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Institute of Culture.
Play video Mumu Fresh - Work in Progress | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
Mumu Fresh - Work in Progress | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
Mumu Fresh performs her captivating "Work In Progress" LIVE at The Kennedy Center. Baltimore born and D.C. raised, Maimouna Youssef (AKA "Mumu Fresh") is a global citizen, a musical healer, a cultural philanthropist, and a community pillar. She has shared stages with Sting, Nas, Common, Lauryn Hill, Ed Sheeran, Jill Scott, Bruno Mars, and more. Pat of the Bridge Concert Series. Filmed live on October 13, 2018. Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb #mumufresh #kencenhiphop #workinprogress