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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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8 reviews
10 stars
Don't count on getting a taxi cab afterwards. They were giving priority pick-up to Uber & private cars. I would recommend the Foggy Bottom shuttle & taking the Metro if you can.
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31 events
19 reviews
15 stars
Avoid the garage at the KenCen at all costs: a rip-off. At the very least, park at the garage next door for $12. If you can't take the Metro to GW (and then the free shuttle to the KenCen), you can try parking on the street NEAR the Metro and then jumping on the bus. And then you can get a bite to eat before (or after).
New York City Ballet: 2 Programs
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American Ballet Theatre: Mixed Repertory
7 ratings
4.6 average rating
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59 events
34 reviews
7 stars
attended Feb 19 2009

The ABT is a talented company and I liked the diverse program though the last piece was disappointing. The pas de deux before the first intermission was worth the price of admission in and of itself!!

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19 reviews
15 stars
attended Feb 17 2009

We saw some very talented dancers who were a joy to watch -- and also some who were still good, but not so compelling (lacked stage presence). I thought that program presented did not show the ABT to its advantage, but it certainly was varied!...continued

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19 reviews
14 stars
attended Feb 19 2009

The ballet company is very talented. The last ballet by Twyla Tharp I did not like. I had always wanted to see Pillar of Fire and was very pleased with the production. The Paris Pas de Deux was outstanding. The male dancer reminded me of the...continued

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American Ballet Theatre

Kevin McKenzie, Artistic Director

A living national treasure since its founding in 1940, American Ballet Theatre continues to unlock classics from its expansive repertoire in this mixed repertory program. The Company premiere of George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante_, performed to Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 3, is the embodiment of Russian romanticism. As a nod to the Kennedy Center’s “Modern Masters of American Dance” celebration this season, Twyla Tharp’s Brief Fling_ is a kinetic Scottish-inspired ballet created for the company in 1990, featuring Percy Grainger’s Country Gardens and Handel in the Strand. The program will also feature Antony Tudor’s Pillar of Fire danced to Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht. ABT celebrates its close association with Tudor over the centenary season of his birth.

Allegro Brillante  (16 min.)

Choreography by George Balanchine

Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Staged by Darla Hoover

Brief Fling  (27 min.)

Choreography by Twyla Tharp

Music by Michel Colombier and Percy Grainger

Staged by Keith Roberts

Pillar of Fire  (32 min.)

Choreography by Antony Tudor

Music by Arnold Schoenberg

Staged by Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner

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.