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16085 Star Starred
The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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4.9 / 5 Rated by 43 members
Review from Angela Purnell

The performance was beautiful, the dancing was flawless, and the Stravinsky's music was inspiring. I had a great orchestra seat.

reviewed Apr 05 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Dorothy Marschak

I have loved the New York City ballet since I attended regularly, as a student, in its beginning years (when it was the City Center Ballet). The company is still as exciting to me as ever, and as good as I remember it from its iconic days. This...continued

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Review from Julie K.

This performance was stupendous. Peter Martins was in the house!! How cool is that!! My ticket was in row FF but the venue is so small that I could see perfectly. They have the New York City Ballet Orchestra with them for this visit and Duo...continued

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“Contains enough whirring, propulsive energy to power a small town.” —The Washington Post

Description

New York City Ballet

Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief

with the NYCB Orchestra

As the company that shaped 20th-century dance in America and continues to have a profound influence, New York City Ballet performs three mixed repertory programs featuring a definitive collection of Balanchine’s “black and white” ballets, including Agon, Apollo, Concerto Barocco, Duo Concertant, Episodes, The Four Temperaments, Square Dance, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and Symphony in Three Movements.

These works represent the clean break that the choreographer and company made with the traditions of classical dance, sending NYCB in a direction filled with vitality and new discoveries. “Here was proof that ballet needn’t be ornate to enthrall an audience,” says the Washington Post of the company’s neoclassical direction. By concentrating on the essence of movement rather than costuming and storytelling, they serve as prime examples of the bearing Balanchine had on ballet, defining the look and feel of a generation of dancers.

April 5, 2011 at 7:30pm:

Monumentum Pro Gesualdo

(Balanchine/Stravinsky)

Movements for Piano and Orchestra

(Balanchine/Stravinsky)

Duo Concertant

(Balanchine/Stravinsky)

Apollo

(Balanchine/Stravinsky)

Symphony in Three Movements

(Balanchine/Stravinsky)

 

April 6, 2011 at 7:30pm:

Square Dance

(Balanchine/Vivaldi, Sarabanda, Corelli)

Episodes

(Balanchine/Webern)

Stravinsky Violin Concerto

(Balanchine/Stravinsky)

 

April 7, 2011 at 7:30pm:

Concerto Barocco

(Balanchine/J.S. Bach)

Agon

(Balanchine/Stravinsky)

The Four Temperaments

(Balanchine/Hindemith)

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