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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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The weather was Windy. I wore dress stocking and boots.
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They only allow bottled water inside the theatre, so if you get a drink that isn't water at intermission, make sure you have time to drink it. Drinks and snacks are expensive, so if you can do without your pocketbook will be happier!
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American Ballet Theatre: "Don Quixote", Mixed Rep
47 ratings
4.6 average rating
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Kevin Kilpatrick Red Velvet
11 events
5 reviews
22 stars
attended Apr 17 2014

Experience of a life time.

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28 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 18 2014

The First Tier was quite good -- Although not as close as when I sit in Orchestra I could see the full stage. This ballet (Don Quixote) was dramatic and funny with lots of action happening in the background among minor characters. The full...continued

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46 events
19 reviews
5 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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Quotes & Highlights

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


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.

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.