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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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KC cafeteria is horrible. Cafeteria with real restaurant $prices. Go over to Watergate and find pizza/salad place or hotel rest.for a bit more upscale. KC should be ashamed of itself for their "offerings".
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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
24 stars
attended Apr 17 2014

Experience of a life time.

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40 events
29 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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19 reviews
6 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

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.