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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 47 members
Review from Pilar Oishi
Red Velvet 28 events 15 reviews

Excellent company, wonderful production. Seats were good.

reviewed Apr 18 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Kevin Kilpatrick
Red Velvet 11 events 5 reviews

Experience of a life time.

reviewed Apr 17 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from John H
50 events 20 reviews

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.

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