Venue Details

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 Dorothy Marschak
Red Velvet 39 events 6 reviews

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 Philip C Brown
117 events 67 reviews

I prefer opera to ballet and chose this event only because Goldstar offered a price bargain. It was a wise choice. The show was first-rate and I felt inspired to learn more about Balanchine.

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Review from Denise Haynie
57 events 30 reviews

Stunning. And my seats were also great!

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Quotes & Highlights

“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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