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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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Trudy O.
Metro to foggy bottom and the KC shuttle are perfectly fine
info Feb 18 2009 star this tip starred
Trudy O.
Anything goes.
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Linda Hirsch
Eat before you go
info Feb 20 2009 star this tip starred
Since it's the Kennedy Center, I would recommend dressing up a little.
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American Ballet Theatre

Kevin McKenzie, Artistic Director

A living national treasure since its founding in 1940, American Ballet Theatre continues to unlock classics from its expansive repertoire in this mixed repertory program. The Company premiere of George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante_, performed to Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 3, is the embodiment of Russian romanticism. As a nod to the Kennedy Center’s “Modern Masters of American Dance” celebration this season, Twyla Tharp’s Brief Fling_ is a kinetic Scottish-inspired ballet created for the company in 1990, featuring Percy Grainger’s Country Gardens and Handel in the Strand. The program will also feature Antony Tudor’s Pillar of Fire danced to Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht. ABT celebrates its close association with Tudor over the centenary season of his birth.

Allegro Brillante  (16 min.)

Choreography by George Balanchine

Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Staged by Darla Hoover

Brief Fling  (27 min.)

Choreography by Twyla Tharp

Music by Michel Colombier and Percy Grainger

Staged by Keith Roberts

Pillar of Fire  (32 min.)

Choreography by Antony Tudor

Music by Arnold Schoenberg

Staged by Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner

About the Ticket Supplier: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, located on 17 acres overlooking the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., is America’s living memorial to President Kennedy as well as the nation’s busiest arts facility, presenting more than 2,000 performances each year. The Center is home to seven theaters: the Concert Hall, the Opera House, the Eisenhower Theater, the Family Theater, the Terrace Theater, the Theater Lab, and the Terrace Gallery. In addition, as part of the Kennedy Center’s Performing Arts for Everyone outreach program, free performances take place each evening at 6 p.m. on the Millennium Stage. In addition to offering annual series of the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, theater, ballet, dance, chamber music, jazz, and performances for young audiences, the Kennedy Center presents festivals celebrating the arts and culture of countries and regions around the world.