The Royal Ballet Presents MacMillan's Manon at the Kennedy Center
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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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Choreographed in the mid-70's by Kenneth MacMillan for the Royal Ballet, Manon features fresh classical choreography with emotion-laden innovative pas de deux. It feels new even 30 years after its creation. It creates the atmosphere and portrays...continued
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“Astonishing…theatrical vitality. With Manon, The Royal Ballet triumphantly demonstrates that it remains one of the world’s great companies.” —New York Times
A cautionary tale full of deadly sins, the ballet follows a beautiful young woman whose plan to run away with a handsome student—and with money stolen from her would-be suitor—ultimately turns disastrous. Whisking its doomed lovers from a moonlit Parisian courtyard to a high-society brothel and finally to the gritty streets and swamps of New Orleans, Manon “remains an irresistible combination of immorality, opulence, suffering, and tears” (Financial Times).
Choreography by Kenneth MacMillan
Music by Jules Massenet
Principal Casting (subject to change):
Thu., June 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Tamara Rojo and Carlos Acosta
Fri., June 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg
Sat., June 27 at 1:30 p.m. (mat.)
Roberta Marquez and David Makhateli
Sun., June 28 at 1:30 p.m. (mat.)
Mara Galeazzi and Edward Watson
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