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Washington DC (DEMO by Damian Woetzel featuring “Orbit” by Philip Glass)

March 7

 by Damian Woetzel: Now
Featuring Sara Mearns, Silas Riener, Rashaun Mitchell, Lil Buck, Brooklyn Rider, and others

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 presents recent commissions and D.C. premieres from some of today’s most creative voices in dance and music. The evening includes 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 appearing include 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.

Lil’ Buck
Sara Mearns (New York City Ballet)
Patricia Delgado (formerly of Miami City Ballet)
Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Rienner
Pam Tanowitz (choreographer–Kennedy Center DEMO commission)
Jason Collins (Pam Tanowitz Dance)
Victor Lozano (Pam Tanowitz Dance)
Ron Myles

Caroline Shaw (composer, vocals)
Brooklyn Rider (string quartet), featuring Johnny Gandelsman, Colin Jacobsen, Nicholas Cords, Michael Nicolas
Scott Borg (guitar)
Savannah Harris (percussion)


Choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky
Performed by Sara Mearns, with Brooklyn Rider

Desire Liar
Performed by Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener<br style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(51, 51, 5


March 7