The Kan Kouran Dance company performs at Lansburgh Park (Photo: Kael Anderson)

On Monday the 13th, over 50 people came out to enjoy the Kan Kouran Dance company’s performance and watch The Karate Kid in Lansburgh Park. DPR, Council Member Tommy Wells’ office, SWNA, PAWS of SW Dog Park Group and the Lansburgh Park Community Garden group sponsored the performance and movie night. The Popped Republic Popcorn truck also joined in the fun, offering a variety of popcorn flavors for sale.

The activities started at 7:30 with a rousing dance performance by the Kan Kouran Dance company. The Lansburgh Park performance was their first in SW DC. They had a lively and amusing instructional session where they invited the children up to dance with them. More information about the Kankouran group, which practices at Southwest’s Randall Recreation Center can be found at Their next performance is September 1st at the Lisner Auditorium.

As dusk settled everyone gathered around the large inflatable screen to watch The Karate Kid (2010). This lively update of the classic starred Jaden Smith (son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith).

Join us September 10th at 8:30pm for 2012’s last scheduled movie-in-the-park: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella starring Brandy, Whoopi Goldberg, and Whitney Houston. Lansburgh Park is off of Delaware Avenue behind the police station.

By Kate Renner

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