The Joffrey Ballet: The Nutcracker at The Kennedy Center
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The last date listed for The Joffrey Ballet: The Nutcracker was Friday December 12, 2008 / 1:30pm.
Quotes & Highlights
“The Snow scene is one of the ballet’s high points, with its clusters of ballerina-snowflakes skimming about like pools of light. And in genuine Russian style, the folk dances that constitute the second act’s divertissements are sentimental, even nostalgic.” —Washington Post
The Joffrey Ballet
Ashley C. Wheater, Artistic Director
with the Norwood Middle School Choir, Bethesda, MD
Conceived and directed by Robert Joffrey
Selected choreography by Gerald Arpino
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Running Time: 2 hrs. 5 min.
Act I: 50 minutes
Intermission 20 minutes
Act II: 52 minutes
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.