The third annual Hip Hop Festival at the Kennedy Center, sponsored by Words Beats Life. The festival featured a breakdancing competition inside and a paint jam competition on the plaza outside the Kennedy Center.
I had the great opportunity to photograph the Washington Ballet from the wings, at their dress rehearsal at Sidney Harman Hall, on October 31st.
Contemporary Masters was a program combining three of the great modern dance choreographers.
Mark Morris’s Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes had classic shapes and emotionally elegant movements.
Merce Cunningham’s Duets was performed by six couples, one pair at a time on stage, improvising to the patterns of the electronic music of John Cage.
The final work was Paul Taylor’s Company B, portraying the hope and sadness of World War II.
The High Heel Race on 17th Street, on October 30th.’
Pulse is an installation by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer at the Hirshhorn, where the works are generated out of the biometrics of the visitors.
Matthew Shepard’s ashes were interred in the National Cathedral on October 26, and there was a vigil for him in Dupont Circle the night before.
Another in the great series of Sunset and Chill fire spinning events at Olde City Farm and Garden, on October 20th.
The Smithsonian Air & Space Museum had an after-hours photography event where we were allowed to photograph a few of the iconic planes.
New York’s City Hall was on view during Open House NY weekend. Completed in 1812, it is the oldest still-used city hall in the U.S.
On Wednesday night, 10/2/18, the committee had not yet met but the preliminary word appeared to be that the FBI report was complete. There was a large protest and vigil in front of the Supreme Court.
The Caps celebrated the opening day of their new season, with the raising of the Stanley Cup banner and great hopes for the coming year. The game was broadcast on a large screen outside the arena, and the surrounding streets were full of red.