Discover the Wild Seas with Thomas Peschak

Explore the “Wild Seas, and Secret Shores with Thomas Peschak and National Geographic Live! To Thomas Peschak, sharks aren’t a reason to get out of the water. They’re a reason to get in. Following his lifelong obsession, he’s found himself paddling kayaks alongside great white sharks in South Africa, swimming among ...more
 

National Geographic Live presents Jodi Cobb

Jodi Cobb is a “Stranger in a Strange Land”. Join veteran National Geographic photographer Jodi Cobb on a whirlwind retrospective of a distinguished career spanning four decades. Known for breaking through barriers and going undercover to reveal hidden societies, Cobb captures fascinating glimpses of worlds such as Japan’s secret Geisha ...more
 

Hear all about Jane Goodall with Me…Jane

Me…Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall sings into your hearts. The brand new musical, Me…Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall is based on Patrick McDonnell’s Caldecott Award-winning book. Direct from the Kennedy Center, Me…Jane explores the world of young Jane Goodall and her childhood adventures in the outdoors. ...more
 

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Ovations

Alvin Ailey dances back onto the Merrill stage. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) has been declared A company of dancers boasting a “nonchalant virtuosity” that “routinely sends its audience into the rapture zone” (The Washington Post). AAADT’s diverse, dynamic and timeless repertory evokes a broad range of human emotion and experience: ...more
 

Alexi Kenney graces the Merrill stage this year.

Alexi Kenney is joined by Renana Gutman for a night to remember The recipient of a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant, violinist Alexi Kenney is hailed as “a talent to watch” by The New York Times, which also noted his “architect’s eye for structure and space and a tone that ranges from ...more
 

Come fly with Air Play at Merrill

Circus and Science collide with Air Play Air Play reveals the adventure of two siblings journeying through a surreal land of air, transforming the ordinary into objects of uncommon beauty. Circus and science collide as fabrics dance in the wind, balloons have a mind of their own, confetti turns into the night ...more
 

Dreamers’ Circus is a dream come true

Dreamers’ Circus plays folk music on a whole new level. A chance jam session at a 2009 folk festival in Copenhagen led to the creation of the adventurous and talented Dreamers’ Circus. Featuring Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violinist for the Danish String Quartet (a frequent collaborator), along with Nikolaj Busk on piano ...more
 

Niyaz’s next stop is Portland, Maine!

Don’t miss the electric-acoustic sounds of Niyaz. Captivating and ethereal, Niyaz takes folkloric sounds and poetry from their native Iran and modernizes them through contemporary technologies and ideas to create a 21st century global trance tradition that is hypnotic and ecstatic. Led by frontwoman Azam Ali’s “rich and precise voice” (NPR ...more
 

Check out 600 Highwaymen this year at Merrill

600 Highwaymen: “The Fever” is a show this is NOT to be missed. 600 Highwaymen makes performances that offer a new way of seeing. Exploring a radical approach to making live art, the company constructs events that create intimacy among a group of strangers. Their latest work, The Fever tests the limits ...more