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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 7 members
Review from Linda Hirsch
Red Velvet 62 events 34 reviews

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!!

reviewed Feb 19 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from JAG
33 events 20 reviews

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

reviewed Feb 17 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Theatregoer
37 events 19 reviews

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

<em>Parade</em> The Victorian Lyric Opera Company Presents <em>La Perichole</em> <em>Fickle: A Fancy French Farce</em> <em>James and the Giant Peach Jr.</em> <em>Fun Home</em> Cherry Blossom/Springtime Harbor Cruise