Individual Tickets:
Child: $6
Child under 2: $3
Adult: $8
Smithsonian Associate Members: $5
(Prices for Seasons of Light are $1 more than prices listed above)

Group Tickets:
$6/person for Seasons of Light
(free adult for every 20 students)

If you have a group of 10 children or more, please visit our Group Sales page.

* unless otherwise noted

SOLE Defined
Tues.-Fri., July 25-28 at 10:30 and Noon
additional performances added! July 25 at 2 p.m. and July 27 at 1:30 p.m.
Ripley Center, Smithsonian
Recommended for Ages 5-16 / Grades and up

SOLE DefinedSOLE Defined puts an exciting twist on percussive dance by turning their bodies into human drums. In one word, SOLE Defined creates a “Percussical,” an innovative twist on the traditional musical with its integration of percussive dance and multi-media with acting, singing. Each show is a power-packed performance to create a free flowing conversation through music and movement.

About the Group:
Quoted by The Washington Post for performing “the coolest number of the night with its high-stepping and toe tapping blend of style,” SOLE Defined has performed in distinguished venues both nationally and internationally including: The Children’s World Festival in Italy, The Kennedy Center, Jacobs Pillow, The Shakespeare Theater, The Smithsonian, International Cajon Festival and DancEncore International Dance Festival. Over the last five years, SOLE Defined has premiered four new shows, Black Amer-I-Can (2013), The Experiment (2014), Phenix (2015) and Frequency (2016).  Created by Ryan K. Johnson (Cirque Du Soleil and STOMP) and Quynn Johnson (Author and Award Winning Choreographer), SOLE Defined excites the senses in a rhythmic performance that has been called "truly amazing!"  For more information, visit their website at

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