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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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American Ballet Theatre: "Don Quixote", Mixed Rep
47 ratings
4.6 average rating
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Pilar Oishi Red Velvet
28 events
15 reviews
9 stars
attended Apr 18 2014

Excellent company, wonderful production. Seats were good.

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Kevin Kilpatrick Red Velvet
11 events
5 reviews
24 stars
attended Apr 17 2014

Experience of a life time.

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49 events
20 reviews
7 stars
attended Apr 15 2014

The dancing was superb. We had Tier 2 seats and had an incredible view of the ensemble dancing. ABT is one of the best dance groups in the world. Even the costumes were great. The music was wonderful - it would have a great event with just the...continued

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One of the most beautiful sights in dance is American Ballet Theatre in full flight. - New York Post
Glorious passages of choreography … witty timing and humor. - The New York Times

Description

American Ballet Theatre

Kevin McKenzie, Artistic Director

 

with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

 

April 15 & 16, 2014: Mixed Repertory *(Timing: Approx. 2 hours, with one 20-minute intermission)

Les Sylphides__ __(Fokine/Chopin, Britten) [32 min.; 1-min. pause]

__Aftereffect__**__ __**(Gomes/Tchaikovsky) [12 min; 20-min. intermission] 

The Dream (Ashton/Mendelssohn) __[52 min.]

__ The stage explodes with an exciting mixed repertory program of works from its acclaimed repertory. Michel Fokine’s Les Sylphides, a one-act romantic reverie, is a plotless work in which a poet dances with ghostly sylphs in a forest to music by Chopin orchestrated by Britten. The program includes the D.C. premiere of ABT Principal Dancer Marcelo Gomes’ Aftereffect, which was given its world premiere in October 2013 and is danced to the first movement from Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence. Celebrating 450 years since Shakespeare’s birth, the company dances The Dream, Sir Frederick Ashton’s enchanting 1964 one-act ballet based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Washington National Opera: <em>Champion</em> <em>Tudor, Ashton, Stiefel</em> Mariinsky Ballet: <em>The Little Humpbacked Horse</em> Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Mariah Carey <em>Into the Woods</em> <em>Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical</em> <em>Black Side of the Moon</em> <em>Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley</em> Septime Webre's <em>The Nutcracker</em> <em>Carousel</em> <em>The Secret Garden</em> <em>The Second City's Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue</em> <em>A Choral Arts Christmas</em>