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2898 Star Starred
The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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4.9 average rating
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27 events
6 reviews
23 stars
attended Apr 05 2011

I have loved the New York City ballet since I attended regularly, as a student, in its beginning years (when it was the City Center Ballet). The company is still as exciting to me as ever, and as good as I remember it from its iconic days. This...continued

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77 events
21 reviews
14 stars
attended Apr 05 2011

This performance was stupendous. Peter Martins was in the house!! How cool is that!! My ticket was in row FF but the venue is so small that I could see perfectly. They have the New York City Ballet Orchestra with them for this visit and Duo...continued

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14 events
6 reviews
13 stars
attended Apr 05 2011

Fabulous and thanks to Goldstar I can afford to see these wonderful events.

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Website

http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=...

Quotes & Highlights

“Contains enough whirring, propulsive energy to power a small town.” —The Washington Post

Description

New York City Ballet

Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief

with the NYCB Orchestra

As the company that shaped 20th-century dance in America and continues to have a profound influence, New York City Ballet performs three mixed repertory programs featuring a definitive collection of Balanchine’s “black and white” ballets, including Agon, Apollo, Concerto Barocco, Duo Concertant, Episodes, The Four Temperaments, Square Dance, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and Symphony in Three Movements.

These works represent the clean break that the choreographer and company made with the traditions of classical dance, sending NYCB in a direction filled with vitality and new discoveries. “Here was proof that ballet needn’t be ornate to enthrall an audience,” says the Washington Post of the company’s neoclassical direction. By concentrating on the essence of movement rather than costuming and storytelling, they serve as prime examples of the bearing Balanchine had on ballet, defining the look and feel of a generation of dancers.

April 5, 2011 at 7:30pm:

Monumentum Pro Gesualdo

(Balanchine/Stravinsky)

Movements for Piano and Orchestra

(Balanchine/Stravinsky)

Duo Concertant

(Balanchine/Stravinsky)

Apollo

(Balanchine/Stravinsky)

Symphony in Three Movements

(Balanchine/Stravinsky)

 

April 6, 2011 at 7:30pm:

Square Dance

(Balanchine/Vivaldi, Sarabanda, Corelli)

Episodes

(Balanchine/Webern)

Stravinsky Violin Concerto

(Balanchine/Stravinsky)

 

April 7, 2011 at 7:30pm:

Concerto Barocco

(Balanchine/J.S. Bach)

Agon

(Balanchine/Stravinsky)

The Four Temperaments

(Balanchine/Hindemith)

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.