The Kennedy Center: Little Dancer with Susan Stroman

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Tiler Peck in Kennedy Center's Little Dancer. Photo: Matthew Karas

Concerts & Performances

The Kennedy Center: Little Dancer with Susan Stroman

Sunday, October 5, 2014 @ 7:30 pm

Inspired by the obscure ballerina who posed for the famed Edgar Degas sculpture Little Dancer Aged Fourteen (1879–81), this new musical follows the young dancer Marie Van Goethem as she struggles in the Paris Opera Ballet and inadvertently becomes the world’s most recognized dancer. Excerpts will be performed by four-time Tony Award–winner Boyd Gaines , three-time Tony Award–nominee Rebecca Luker , and New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck. Director and choreographer Susan Stroman will participate in a moderated discussion with Lynn Ahrens (book and lyrics) and Stephen Flaherty (music).

Arrive early and stay late to view Degas’ Dancers in Green and Yellow (Danseuses vertes et jaunes) from the Guggenheim’s permanent collection, from 6:30–7:30 pm and 8:45–9:30 pm in the Thannhauser Gallery.

Tickets are sold out. Additional tickets may be released on the Friday before the event. Please contact the Box Office at 212 423 3575 for additional information.

This program will be livestreamed at