Venue Details

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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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$17 underground parking
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lillieyun
Cheaper to metro, then cab when attending with a group.
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Take metro then the free Ken Cen van/bus right to the door. It's a no-brainer
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Come at 6 o'clock to catch the free Millenium Stage performance with a glas of wine
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Sarah C.
There is cheaper parking at the Watergate next door.
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ROBERT ST. JOHN
Wear something nice, folks... it's more fun
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Reviews & Ratings

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23 reviews
20 stars
attended Mar 08 2009

The ballet was fantastic! Loved it.

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13 reviews
6 stars
attended Mar 08 2009

The NY City Ballet was, as usual, wonderful - beautiful, graceful dancing.

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11 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 08 2009

great production.
I was happy w. my seats ( orchestra, on the side though)
Highly recommend.

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Website

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

Quotes & Highlights

“NYCB possesses a wonderfully rich, deep treasury of ballets. Strong performances…what strikes you most is the dancers’ sweep.” —The Washington Post

Description

New York City Ballet

Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief

with the New York City Ballet Orchestra

 

With more than 100 dancers, New York City Ballet is the largest dance organization in America. The Company, co-founded by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, returns with its own Orchestra to perform three mixed programs.

 

Ballets by Balanchine are among those to be performed. Vienna Waltzes transforms from a sylvan forest glen and sassy dance hall to a glittering society café and majestic mirrored ballroom. Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet is a dance extravaganza in four elaborate move­ments, evoking what Kirstein once described as “a world drunk on wine and roses.” Chaconne moves from a lyrical and flowing pas de deux to the spirit of court entertainment, with formal divertissements and bravura roles for the principal dancers. And Symphony in Three Movements is a large ensemble work of angular and athletic movement performed to Stravinsky’s bold score.

 

Tipping its hat to the Kennedy Center’s “Modern Masters of American Dance” celebration, New York City Ballet will also perform Jerome Robbins and Twyla Tharp’s collaboration Brahms/Handel. This exuberant tongue-in-cheek ballet is filled with clever imagery, technical innovation, and an atmosphere of constant surprise.

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Programs*

March 5 at 7:30pm & March 8 at 1:30pm (matinee)

Wheeldon, Elo, Balanchine

Mercurial Manoeuvres (Wheeldon/Shostakovich)

Slice to Sharp (Elo/von Biber and Vivaldi)

Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (Balanchine/Brahms, orch. Schoenberg)

 

March 6 and  March 8 at 7:30pm

Ratmansky, Martins, Balanchine

Concerto DSCH (Ratmansky/Shostakovich)

Barber Violin Concerto (Martins/Barber)

Symphony in Three Movements (Balanchine/Stravinsky)

All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.

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.