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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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21 reviews
43 stars
Parking is too expensive for this venue. Better - Metro and shuttle. even if you have to leave earlier since the Metro is so unreliable these days.
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35 events
21 reviews
43 stars
The weather was getting cold! but the shuttle took care of that problem!. I wore dressy - not formal. Many people were dressed up festive etc. .
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American Ballet Theatre
35 ratings
4.9 average rating
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179 events
119 reviews
31 stars
14 events
4 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 20 2011

The ABT Program was simply supurb! It was diverse, beautifully danced and we didn't want the evening to end. My daugther and I just loved it and can't wait to go to another ABT program.

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43 events
41 reviews
10 stars
attended Jan 18 2011

outstanding performances - dance & music

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Quotes & Highlights

“A victory for American dance.”   —_San Francisco Chronicle  _
“One of the most beautiful sights in dance is American Ballet Theatre in full flight.”   —_New York Post _


Kevin McKenzie, Artistic Director

A continual presence within the Kennedy Center’s ballet program that spans decades, American Ballet Theatre returns with both new works full of vigor and D.C. favorites rich with heritage. Accompanied by the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, the repertoire includes the company premiere of The Bright Stream by artist-in-residence Alexei Ratmansky. A comic ballet in two acts set to music by Dmitri Shostakovich, The Bright Stream tells the story of a 1930s Russian farm collective and their humorous interactions with a group of visiting performers during the harvest festival.

“I am thrilled to add this wonderful production to ABT’s repertoire,” said Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. “It so reflects Alexei’s inventiveness and good humor.”

The company will also perform a very special repertory program as part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration. American Ballet Theatre performed a number of times at Kennedy White House events and State Dinners. This program will capture both the elegance of the Kennedy White House and the promise of that period in American artistic history. Works chosen as Kennedy family favorites include Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, Tudor’s Jardin aux Lilas, Balanchine’s Duo Concertante and Robbins’ Fancy Free.