"Green Snake," presented for the Kennedy center's World Stages festival by the National Theatre of China.

Spring Preview: Theater

What's exciting for the spring on the theater front, led by the Kennedy Center’s “World Stages” festival.

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FERMATA: An expansive view of sound

FERMATA: An expansive view of sound

What if an art gallery offered nothing to see? How might visitors visualize the sounds they hear? "Fermata," an exhibition at Artisphere, answers those questions with new ways to experience sound.
Kennedy Center Intl. Theater Festival

Kennedy Center Intl. Theater Festival

The Kennedy Center's International Theater Festival brings 23 works from 19 different countries to Washington D.C. The Post's Peter Marks highlights a few shows he's particularly interested in seeing.
Degas/Cassatt: Their mutual influence

Degas/Cassatt: Their mutual influence

A May exhibit at the National Gallery of Art will explore the relationship between Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas, as new evidence suggests a bond of mutual admiration and influence, rather than teacher and student.
HANDOUT IMAGE: Randy Rogers Band. (credit: David McClister) (Contact jami@hbprnm.com to reuse) ONE TIME USE ONLY. NO SALES.

Spring Preview: Pop Music

Some of the best shows of the next few months will feature country artists in small venues.

HANDOUT IMAGE: Baranov gamekeeper in the Bolshoi Ballet's production of 'Giselle.' (credit: Damir Yusupov; contact: Hunter, Amanda <AEHunter@Kennedy-Center.org>)

Spring Preview: Dance

The Russian company, beset by its own battles in the past year, will bring the betrayal-themed “Giselle” to D.C.

HANDOUT IMAGE: Promotional art work for the audio-based show 'Fermata' at Artisphere. The image depicts a mock-up of what Artisphere’s Terrace Gallery will look like covered in audio speakers for the exhibit. NOTE: THE SPEAKERS ARE NOT THE ART WORK IN THE EXHIBIT. IT IS A SHOW FOCUSED ON SOUND ONLY.

Spring Preview: Galleries

The best bets for the spring season, led by Artisphere’s aural “Fermata.”

HANDOUT IMAGE: Composer Louis Andriessen. (credit: Francesca Patella) (Contact Sarah Baird Knight sarah@dotdotdotmusic.net to reuse) ONE TIME USE ONLY. NO SALES.

Spring Preview: Classical Music

Highlights of the upcoming season, led by a celebration of composer Louis Andriessen’s 75th birthday.

HANDOUT IMAGE: Edgar Degas. 'Rehearsal in the Studio,' c. 1878-1879, egg tempera on canvas, 44.45 58.42 cm (17 1/2 23 in.) framed: 67.95 83.34 6.67 cm (26 3/4 32 13/16 2 5/8 in.). Collection of Shelburne Museum. Gift of Electra Webb Bostwick. Copyright Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont

Spring Preview: Museums

A National Gallery exhibition opening May 11 will show how the two artists influenced each other’s work.

HANDOUT IMAGE: Congressman Dalip Singh Saund, with Senators John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, 1958. On Feb. 27, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center will open “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation,” a 5,000-square-foot exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., detailing the history of Indian Americans and their contributions to the United States from the 1700s to the present.

Spring Preview: Exhibits

Highlights from the upcoming season, including “Beyond Bollywood” at the National Museum of Natural History.