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The Curtain’s Up!

It’s still intermission–but THE SHOW GOES ON at the Kravis Center!
Our digital stage features a line-up of curated concerts, talks, performances and arts education events to entertain and inspire you. Come back often to see what’s new!
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SOUND/STAGE PRESENTS: SALÓN LOS ÁNGELES

Enjoy this special tribute to Salón Los Ángeles, the oldest dance hall in Mexico City. Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, featured in our 21-22 Regional Arts Classical Concert Series, joins composer and musician Arturo Márquez and conductor Gustavo Dudamel to perform Rhapsody in Blue with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.   

THE ROYAL BALLET: ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND REHERSAL 

Join the Royal Ballet as they rehearse ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. See the cast as they are being coached through this classic ballet and get a closer look at the many props and puppets that bring Wonderland to life.  

A BRIEF HISTORY OF OPERA

Where and when did opera begin and what was the first one? If you’re a fan of this one-of-a-kind genre you’ll be enthralled with this site. Explore and learn about Opera and where it came from as you delve through its history and a dozen of the top works.

CARNEGIE HALL SELECTS: DVOŘÁK’S “NEW WORLD” SYMPHONY

Experience one of the foremost interpreters of works by DVOŘÁK by the Czech Philharmonic in this Carnegie Hall Selects episode. This 2013 performance in DVOŘÁK Hall of Prague’s Rudolfinum will take your breath away. Available only until July 23 at 12pm.

BROADWAY.COM’S BROADWAY PROFILES: THIS WEEK’S FEATURE

The latest episode of BROADWAY PROFILES features chats with Broadway talent Eric Petersen and SCHITT’S CREEK Emmy winner Annie Murphy about their new TV show. Plus get a peek at Hugh Jackman as he rehearses for his leading role in THE MUSIC MAN. Then, Broadway.com Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek speaks with Keenan Scott II about his Broadway debut play, THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN.

TRIFECTA OF FOLK GREATS: SPOTIFY PLAYLIST

Enjoy this sneak preview of some of TRIFECTA OF FOLK GREATS’ top hits with their Spotify playlist. Then get your tickets for their upcoming Kravis Center performance on November 11.

PHILHARMONIA SESSIONS: HRŮŠA CONDUCTS DVOŘÁK 

Enjoy this memorable performance with the acclaimed Philharmonia Orchestra. The orchestra’s cellist, Alisa Weilerstein, will perform as part of our Regional Arts Classical Concert Series with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on January 17. Recorded in June of 2019, this concert is revered by classical music enthusiasts around the world.  

KRAVIS CENTER EXCLUSIVE BACKSTAGE TOUR

Where do the stars hangout before they perform at the Kravis Center? What goes on behind the curtain before, during and after a show? How high above the stage is the catwalk? Get the inside story and find out what it takes to bring a show to the stage and much more in this exclusive KRAVIS CENTER BACKSTAGE TOUR introduced by Jill Switzer of Legends Radio.

 

ARTS EDUCATION ACTIVITIES & MORE!

A MUSIC LESSON: INSTRUMENTS AND MUSICAL FIGURES FOR KIDS 

A fantastic resource for kids interested in learning about music. This video teaches children about string, wind and percussion instruments and about musical figures including the various notes and more. 

SWAN LAKE: KIDS BALLET CLASS 

Bright, colorful and engaging, this virtual ballet lesson will have your kids dancing and smiling. They’ll have the chance to learn some of the dances from the iconic ballet, SWAN LAKE.  

GILLIAN LYNNE ON CATS CHOREOGRAPHY: BACKSTAGE AT CATS THE MUSICAL

Gillian Lynne, renowned British ballerina turned choreographer, shares a behind-the-scenes look at one of Broadway’s longest-running musicals, CATS. Lynne describes how she created the choreography, including observing actual cats (including her own) and gives a look at many of the most famed numbers in the show. Make sure you get your tickets to CATS (featured in our Kravis On Broadway line-up, February 8-13)!

ANASTASIA EDUCATION & RESOURCE GUIDE

The new Broadway musical ANASTASIA (coming March 9-13 as part of our Kravis On Broadway series) takes audiences on an adventure-filled journey to the past. Check out this education and resource guide that provides a synopsis of the show, an in-depth look at the characters, a peek backstage, at the creative process and much more. And don’t forget to get your tickets to the show!

CLIBURN KIDS: PATTERN PLAY

Have the kids join Buddy Bray and flutist Mehrdad Gholami to discover how to play musical patterns in this episode of Cliburn Kids.  A variety of engaging activities can help children learn about different patterns in music and how to play them, as well as how to create their own.

THE KENNEDY CENTER PRESENTS: INTRODUCTION TO TAP

Just perfect to get your kids moving, this video lesson is taught by Quynn Johnson, award-winning performer, teaching artist and author. Ms. Quynn shares basic tap steps for children in grades 2-5 and teaches them how to create beats, rhythm, pattern and choreography. Tap shoes are welcome, but not needed and kids can learn at their own pace in their own space!

DISNEY’S THE LION KING-CLASSROOM EDUCATION SERIES: PART 10: DANCE AND MOVEMENT 

Go behind the scenes of DISNEY’S THE LION KING to learn all about the global dance traditions that come together on stage. This video reveals the cultural roots of the show’s choreography and the meaning behind each character’s style of movement. Discover what Choreographer Garth Fagin’s movement metaphors actually mean and see interviews with the show’s creative team.  

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