March 4, 2016 at 7:31 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
SPRING ARTS 2016: dance
dance, gay news, Washington Blade

The New York City Ballet presents ‘The Most Incredible Thing’ this weekend at the Kennedy Center marking the work’s Washington-area premiere. (Photo courtesy the Kennedy Center)

The Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) presents the New York City Ballet’s performance of “The Most Incredible Thing,” a D.C. premiere, and Peter Martins stages August Bournonville’s “La Sylphide” running through Sunday, March 6. Tickets range from $29-149. For a complete list of showings, visit kennedy-center.org.

Company E presents “Generations: Poland” at the Kennedy Center in the Family Theater on Wednesday, March 16 and Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. The performance celebrates four generations of dane and music in Poland. Tickets are $35.

Bowen McCauley Dance presents “Twenty Years with Love,” its 20th anniversary performance, at the Kennedy Center in the Terrace Theater on Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19 at 7 p.m. Michael White composed the live music that will accompany the dance and another selection by J.S. Bach will also be performed. The show will also be the world premiere of “Ars Amatoria,” an interpretation of Roman poet Ovid’s instructional writings with a score by Larry Alan Smith. Tickets range from $40-45. March 19 will include a platinum soirée with a post-performance cast celebration, a 20th anniversary toast, food and a silent auction. Soirée tickets start at $150 and include preferred performance seating. For more details, bmdc.org.

The Washington Ballet performs “Hamlet” with choreography by Stephen Mills at the Kennedy Center in the Eisenhower Theater on Thursday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. through Sunday, April 3. The performance reimagines the classic Shakespeare tale in a contemporary dance production. Philip Glass composed the music for the performance. Tickets range from $32.25-130. For details, visit kennedy-center.org.

Carmine” will also be performed by the ballet at the Kennedy Center in the Eisenhower Theater on Wednesday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. through Sunday, April 17. The dance will be a modern retelling of 24 medieval poems about springtime, love, lust, fortune and more. George Balanchine choreographed the performance with music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Tickets range from $32.25-130. For more information, visit kennedy-center.org.

Dissonance Dance Theatre presents “Black to Silver: A Black LGBT Experience” at Joy of Motion Dancer Center (5207 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.) in the Jack Guidone Theater on Saturday, April 16 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 17 at 7 p.m. The dance production will explore interpersonal relationships and identity in the black LGBT community. A new 20-minute work will be included that tells the story of Manny who loves himself more than anyone until he falls love with another man. Tickets are $15-18 online and $25 at the door. For more information, visit ddtdc.org.

“Demo: Place with Damian Woetzel” runs at the Kennedy Center in the Terrace Theater for a two-night performance on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 at 7 p.m. The performance brings together musicians and dancers to give their interpretations around the theme of “place.” Ron Myself and Lil Buck will dance with musicians Sandeep Das, Johnny Gandelsnman, Cristina Pato, Wu Tong and Kate Davis. Tickets are $49. For more details, visit kennedy-center.org.

Ireland 100” is at the Kennedy Center in the Terrace Theater on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 at 7 p.m. Irish dancer/choreographer Colin Dunne brings a solo show that combines dance with sound manipulation and spoke word. Tickets are $29. For more details, visit kennedy-center.org.

Paul Taylor Dance Company presents six works from choreographer Paul Taylor at the Kennedy Center in the Eisenhower Theater on Wednesday, May 25 through Saturday, May 28 at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, May 25 and Friday, May 27, the company performs “Polaris,” “Equinox” and “Esplanade.” On Thursday, May 26 and Saturday, May 28 the company performs “Arden Court,” “Beloved Renegade” and “Promethean Fire.” Tickets range from $39-79. For more information, visit kennedy-center.org.

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