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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 23 members
Review from Anil
17 events 8 reviews

The vignettes from different world famous ballets was a true delight. The Don Quixote and Sleeping Beauty were exceptionally good. The performance was very well done. A great introduction!!

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Review from Goldstar Member
9 events 4 reviews

Absolutely beautiful performance.

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Review from Goldstar Member
13 events 3 reviews

absolutely fabulous. highly recommend going.

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Its dancers are the product of Russian-style classical training, but exude a style all their own. Their works are Western ballet standards, but they are invigorated with intense passions. When Ballet Nacional de Cuba returns to the Kennedy Center for the first time in ten years, they will perform two programs that bridge the gap between refined taste and pure entertainment.   

In addition to the highlights listed above, the company will also present their acclaimed version of Don Quixote. “Those looking for passion, Latin or otherwise, will find it in this idiosyncratic 1988 version of the 19th-century Don Quixote…a production filled with dramatic motivation,” says the New York Times. This Cuban company has embraced a tradition of romantic and classical excellence since it was founded by Alicia Alonso in 1948. The troupe, which regularly tours Europe, Asia and South America, brings its beautiful footwork, strong dancers and impeccable technique for a long-awaited appearance before Washington audiences for the first time since 2001. 

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