Protégés III: The International Ballet Stars of Tomorrow
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The last date listed for Protégés III was Sunday March 27, 2011 / 1:30pm.
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Dance Place presents its annual curated showcase of the best new works from established and emerging choreographers, New Releases. These works spotlight the ideas, techniques and rhythms that are helping to push dance forward. Some of the performances included in the showcase are: Akosua Akoto's Enwotwe, which fuses tradition and modernity to find a progressive way of life; Johnnie Mercer's the disappearing act., where the audience is guided into the deep corners of the human mind; and Briana Stuart's Am I Strong Enough, which tackles the Black female identity from the inside out. Learn More
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“One came away feeling ballet’s future was secure.” —Pointe Magazine
Following the success of its inaugural engagements in 2006 and 2008, Protégés III showcases rising stars from some of the world’s greatest ballet academies. The programs highlight the academies’ different styles of training and provide a glimpse into the future of ballet with performances by students from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Julio Bocca Foundation Ballet Argentino School of the Arts, The Royal Danish Ballet School, and Tokyo’s New National Theatre Ballet School. The Protégés series provides a unique chance to witness the energy and technical training of a new generation of dancers at the schools that are creating and placing rising stars in ballet companies around the world. Performances will be accompanied by the Opera House Orchestra.
- Royal Danish Ballet School: B for Bournonville (Paulli & Helsted/Bournonville, excerpts arranged by Ann Crosset)
- Tokyo’s New National Theatre Ballet School: Triptyque (Akutagawa/Maki)
- Julio Bocca Foundation Ballet Argentino School of the Arts: Con Nombre y Apellido (“With Name and Surname”) (various composers/compilation of five Argentine choreographers)
- Bolshoi Ballet Academy: Classical Symphony (Prokofiev/Lavrovsky)
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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.