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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Jenny Abshire-Eberly
Don't wear jeans. If you do you'll be one of few and everyone will note it.
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Denise Haynie
Use metro and avoid the pricey Kennedy Center parking garage
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Jenny Abshire-Eberly
Take Metro; save yourself the hastle.
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Jenny Abshire-Eberly
Eat before the performance. Everything was expensive.
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Jenny Abshire-Eberly
You can't take pictures, so don't bother with a camera.
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Chen's at Watergate is a close place where you can get food quickly.
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6 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 07 2011

We enjoyed this very much. The Queen of Denmark was there!

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162 stars
attended Jun 07 2011

Beautiful music and superb dancing, powerful and athletic. Plus the Queen of Denmark was in the audience!

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16 reviews
9 stars
attended Jun 07 2011

Fabulous evening -- with beautiful dancing, music, and costumes.

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Quotes & Highlights

“A near-seamless fluidity. Split leaps and spinning turns seem to spring fully formed into the air.”  —_The Boston Globe _
“In a fast, complex world, where everything demands attention and thought, this is dance as simple joyous pleasure.” —_Ballet.co Magazine _

Description

One of the oldest and most respected ballet companies in the world returns to the Kennedy Center for the first time since 2004. The Royal Danish Ballet, now under the artistic direction of Nikolaj Hübbe, is trained in the traditional style that August Bournonville developed from the classical French school where he studied.

 

The company’s engagement includes Nikolaj Hübbe’s new production of Bournonville’s Napoli, an Italian adventure and love story that follows charming Teresina and poor fisherman Gennaro, whose romance is challenged by a seductive sea demon. This new staging is set in 1950s  Naples — the stomping grounds of Fellini’s camera crews and Mafioso types — bringing a modern twist to a fairytale story.

 

In tribute to their former ballet master, the company will perform a re-staging of Bournonville’s A Folk Tale. The story of young nobleman Ove, in love with Hilda, a girl brought up by the Trolls, the ballet contains the romantic juxtaposition between the world as we know it and a dangerous yet fanciful underworld.

 

Don’t miss these programs from a company that carries on the grand European tradition but refuses to rest on its well-earned laurels. Performances will be accompanied by the Opera House Orchestra.

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.