Maz Jobrani: Just Iranian-American | A Kennedy Center Digital Stage Original
Comedian Maz Jobrani sits down with Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian for a kebab dinner in Washington D.C. during his recent visit to The Kennedy Center. Featuring excerpts from Maz's performance in the Concert Hall, Maz talks with Jason about his childhood, his comedic origins, and their shared experiences as Iranian-Americans. Special thanks to Jason Rezaian and the Washington Post. Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb #mazjobrani #comedy #digitalstage
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 The Human Journey: Lauren Gunderson's "Earthrise"
The Human Journey: Lauren Gunderson's "Earthrise"
"Earthrise" World premiere Kennedy Center commission Thursday, July 18, 2019 - Sunday, August 4, 2019 The Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit: http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/KTTBE While the world waits for the launch of Apollo 11 in 1969, three children of key NASA employees watch from different perspectives: a mathematician’s daughter, an astronaut’s son, and an engineer’s daughter. By dreaming a collective dream of landing on the moon together, the kids learn to understand the historic mission—not fear it. Lauren Gunderson’s immersive, original play commemorates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, featuring music and lyrics by Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk. Using projections, songs, and NASA footage, Earthrise captures the breathtaking feat of the first lunar landing. As the kids dream of voyaging to the moon and back, they discover how far “one small step” can propel them. 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 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 "Fly Me to the Moon" – Natasha Bedingfield and the NSO | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
"Fly Me to the Moon" – Natasha Bedingfield and the NSO | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
Natasha Bedingfield performs "Fly Me to the Moon" with the National Symphony Orchestra LIVE at The Kennedy Center. In collaboration with NASA, the NSO celebrates 50 years since the 1969 moon landing with a momentous concert event hosted by Mythbusters's Adam Savage. Emil de Cou conducts this special program with appearances and performances by Natasha Bedingfield, Meredith Vieira, Pharrell Williams, LeVar Burton, Mark Armstrong, and others. "Fly Me to the Moon" Performed by Natasha Bedingfield and the National Symphony Orchestra Written by Bart Howard Conducted by Emil de Cou Subscribe to The Kennedy Center: http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb Subscribe to Natasha Bedingfield: https://bit.ly/2sUVCXi #natashabedingfield #nasa #flymetothemoon
Play video Loveology - Regina Spektor with the National Symphony Orchestra | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
Loveology - Regina Spektor with the National Symphony Orchestra | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
Regina Spektor performs "Loveology" with the National Symphony Orchestra LIVE at The Kennedy Center. This performance was part of the National Symphony Orchestra event: DECLASSIFIED: Ben Folds Presents Regina Spektor & Caleb Teicher. Filmed live in the Kennedy Center's Concert Hall on November 2, 2018. Ben Folds curates and hosts this unique “part concert, part party” event that defies the traditional classical music presentation by shining a spotlight on great live music performed by the NSO and special guests in a laid-back and relaxed setting. Subscribe to The Kennedy Center: http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb Subscribe to Regina Spektor: https://bit.ly/2FMUoHp #reginaspektor #declassified #loveology
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