Beijing Acrobats - Drum Tap-Dancing
Beijing Acrobats perform Drum Tap-Dancing on the Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center. Founded in 1957 in Tianqiao, Beijing--the birthplace of acrobats--Beijing Acrobats is a professional troupe of distinctive artistic styles and innovation who perform on the Millennium Stage as part of the Kennedy Center's Lunar New Year Celebration. Part of Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center. February 4, 2017 Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb
Play video Aaron Abernathy - "Favorite Girl" | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
Aaron Abernathy - "Favorite Girl" | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
Aaron Abernathy and the Nat Turner Band perform "Favorite Girl" LIVE at The Kennedy Center as a part of the Hometown Sounds Series. Aaron “Ab” Abernathy is a multitalented entertainer who comes from a long line of historical pioneers including Civil Rights leader Rev. Ralph David Abernathy. An alum of Howard University, Abernathy has acted as musical director for global touring acts Black Milk and Slum Village and collaborated with many Grammy-nominated® artists including Jack White, The Foreign Exchange, and Eric Roberson. Part of Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center, January 13, 2017. Watch the full performance: https://youtu.be/Eu1SWPHGNpY Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb
Play video "Ascending Bird" – Starring Lil Buck, Patricia Delgado, Sara Mearns, more... | Finale of "DEMO: Now"
"Ascending Bird" – Starring Lil Buck, Patricia Delgado, Sara Mearns, more... | Finale of "DEMO: Now"
This piece was created as the finale for "DEMO: Now," directed by Damian Woetzel with choreography by the Artists, and features movements and themes from the rest of the show. Performed by Lil Buck and Ron “Prime Tyme” Miles, with Patricia Delgado, Jason Collins, Victor Lozano, and Sara Mearns, Rashaun Mitchell, Silas Riener Music: Persian traditional, arranged by Colin Jacobsen and Siamak Aghaei Music performed by Brooklyn Rider, with Johnny Gandelsman - violin, Colin Jacobsen – violin, Nicholas Cords – viola, Michael Nicolas – cello Savannah Harris – cajon Caroline Shaw – violin Part of: DEMO by Damian Woetzel: Now in The Kennedy Center Terrace Theater March 7, 2018 New Artistic Initiatives are funded in honor of Linda and Kenneth Pollin. ABOUT DEMO: Former New York City Ballet principal dancer turned director/choreographer/thought leader Damian Woetzel—who was recently named as the next president of The Juilliard School—curates and hosts the third season of his interdisciplinary DEMO series. This installment presented recent commissions and D.C. premieres from some of today’s most creative voices in dance and music. The evening included a new work choreographed by Pam Tanowitz, with music by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Caroline Shaw, and the Kennedy Center premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s solo Fandango, danced by New York City Ballet star Sara Mearns and set to the music of Boccherini. Additional artists included the game-changing string quartet Brooklyn Rider, Memphis jookin street dance pioneer Lil Buck, and former Merce Cunningham Dance Company performers and modern dance luminaries Silas Riener and Rashaun Mitchell. Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb
Play video Spencer Branch - "Dixie Darling" | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
Spencer Branch - "Dixie Darling" | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
Spencer Branch performs the folk classic "Dixie Darling," originally by the Carter Family. Spencer Branch makes its Kennedy Center debut. The collaboration of siblings Martha and Kilby Spencer from Whitetop Mountain, Virgina, along with North Carolina native Kelley Breiding, the trio plays music drawn from their mountain heritage in addition to traditional country, bluegrass, and original songs. Their vocal harmonies and exciting fiddle tunes are a powerful combination sure to keep you entertained. Part of Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center, February 29, 2016. Watch the full performance: https://youtu.be/VqZWdHP8co8 Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb
Play video Wilder Adkins - "When I'm Married" | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
Wilder Adkins - "When I'm Married" | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
Grand prize recipient of the NewSong Music Competition Wilder Adkins (Birmingham, Alabama-2016) delivers a soulful performance his breakout song "When I'm Married," which was feautured on SiriusXM's "The Coffee House" playlist. Wilder Adkins’s songwriting gleans as much from the earthy poetry of Wendell Berry and Mary Oliver as it does from the works of folk luminaries Richard Thompson and Bruce Cockburn. He’s a true theosophical spirit, arrestingly taciturn, but possessed of startling guitar skills, a wit as dry as October leaves, and a tremulous, dented voice that’s frankly mesmerizing. Part of Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center, August 24, 2017. Watch the full performance: https://youtu.be/fDsyEyZu3vE Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb
Play video Omara Portuondo and Aymée Nuviola - "Tres Palabras" | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
Omara Portuondo and Aymée Nuviola - "Tres Palabras" | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
Latin Grammy Award®–winning “Diva of Buena Vista Social Club” Omara Portuondo joins Grammy®-nominated Aymée Nuviola to perform "Tres Palabras." Part of: Artes de Cuba Festival Opening Performance, May 8, 2018. Watch the full performance: https://youtu.be/cj-njGQZwbs The festival’s opening event brought the vibrant culture of Cuba center stage with performances by the Latin Grammy Award®–winning “Diva of Buena Vista Social Club” Omara Portuondo, the Havana Lyceum Orchestra, jazz composer and dazzling pianist Aldo López-Gavilán, acclaimed composer and musician Yosvany Terry, piano sensation Jorge Luis Pacheco, the renowned Orquesta Miguel Faílde, multi-award winning, classical guitarist Alí Arango, and Grammy®-nominated Aymée Nuviola. Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb
Play video Barber of Seville | "Largo al factotum"
Barber of Seville | "Largo al factotum"
Purchase Barber of Seville tickets here: http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/OSOSE "Figaro! Figaro! Fiiigarooo!" Can the sharp-witted barber of Seville help Count Almaviva woo the beautiful Rosina away from a bumbling doctor? A stellar cast joins this WNO revival of Rossini's delightful comedy--one of the most beloved opera masterpieces of all time, boasting uproarious laughs and sensational music in equal measure.