Balanchine and More: New York City Ballet at The Kennedy Center
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The last date listed for New York City Ballet at The Kennedy Center was Sunday April 8, 2012 / 1:30pm (21st Century).
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Famed for their annual Nutcracker, the acclaimed Rockville Civic Ballet's latest production boasts a trio of dances. The Last Duchess is inspired by an intriguing Robert Browning poem, in which a duke shows off a portrait of his wanton wife, insinuating that he's gotten rid of her for good. Also on the program are the works Saturday Night Social, a fun and entertaining romp set to Aaron Copland's Rodeo, and Danse D'Enesco, a folk dance-influenced piece that's described as bright and fast-moving. Learn More
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The dancing was superb - as always.. The new ballets allowed the dancers to showcase their talents - especially the men.The third ballet (Wheldon) was my favorite, and both new ones will surely become a lasting part of the NYC repertoire.
The acclaimed New York City Ballet, renowned for its linear purity, speed, and musicality, performs two mixed repertory programs accompanied by the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra.
April 6, 2012 at 8:30pm – Program A: All American (Timing: Approx. 2-½ hours, with two 20-minute intermissions)
* Who Cares? (Balanchine/Gershwin, arr. Kay)
* Fearful Symmetries (Martins/Adams)
* West Side Story Suite (Robbins/Bernstein)
April 8, 2012 at 1:30pm – Program B: 21st Century (Timing: Approx. 2-¼ hours, with two 20-minute intermissions)
* Hallelujah Junction (Martins/Adams)
* Russian Seasons (Ratmansky/Desyatnikov)
* Les Carillons (Wheeldon/Bizet)
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.