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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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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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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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New York City Ballet at The Kennedy Center
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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 13 2009

The program was excellent...a good mix of modern and classical pieces. The dancers...amazing as always. Great show!

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21 stars
attended Dec 13 2009

I attended the Sunday evening performance. It was an excellent mix of pieces. Mozartiana was a class, regal, classical piece in black, gray, and white tulle and satin. One interesting costuming touch: one male soloist had a black velvet bodice...continued

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3 stars
attended Dec 13 2009

The dancers and orchestra were very good. I especially enjoyed the Stravinsky violin sonata that accompanied the quintessential Balachine choreography. This was classic Balachine at his best.

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Vist the New York City Ballet web site for more information about the group.


*New York City Ballet *

Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief

New York City Ballet performs two programs of mixed repertory with works by Balanchine, Robbins, Martins, and Wheeldon, including Mozartiana, Les Gentilhommes, Dances at a Gathering, and more.

*Two Mixed Repertory Programs *

One of the country’s most highly respected and healthiest ballet institutions, New York City Ballet returns to the Kennedy Center Opera House for seven performances comprised of two stunning mixed repertory programs. The company will perform works ranging from the classic grace of NYCB’s most legendary choreographers, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, to today’s inventive strides made by Peter Martins and Christopher Wheeldon. The programs have been personally selected by Martins for the tremendous soloists and principals of New York City Ballet.

Balanchine ballets play a feature role in both programs. His Mozartiana is a work of both art and mirth. One of Balanchine’s influential “black and white” ballets, Stravinsky Violin Concerto exists without plot or narrative, but shows ballet at its purest and most brilliant. His Concerto Barocco likewise asks the audience to appreciate movement for its own value, contrasting with his famed Liebeslieder Walzer, where every small gesture conveys a story.

Also to be performed is Dances at a Gathering, a landmark work by Balanchine’s longtime creative partner, Jerome Robbins. Former NYCB principal dancer and now Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins offers his Les Gentilhommes, tying the company’s storied past to the present. The meditative and sublimely entrancing Liturgy from Christopher Wheeldon shines amidst the Company’s repertoire.

Performances accompanied by the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra



Wed., Dec. 9, Thu., Dec. 10, Sat., Dec. 12, & Sun. Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. (2 hours, 38 min.)

Mozartiana (Tchaikovsky/Balanchine): Whelan, J. Angle, Ulbricht (29 min.)

—Intermission – 20 min.

Dances at a Gathering (Chopin/Robbins): Borree, Ringer, Fairchild, Kowroski, A. Stafford, Millepied, T. Angle, Dan-Waring, Carmena, Tworzyanski (63 min.)

—Intermission – 20 min.

Stravinsky Violin Concerto (Stravinsky/Balanchine): Krohn, Ramasar, Hyltin, R. Fairchild (26 min.)


Fri., Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 12 & Sun., Dec. 13 at 1:30 p.m. (2 hours, 19 min.)

Concerto Barocco (Bach/Balanchine): Kowroski, A. Stafford, Hanna (20 min., Pause – 3 min.)

Liturgy (Pärt/Wheeldon): Whelan, Evans (13 min., Pause – 3 min.)

Les Gentilhommes (Handel/Martins): Suozzi, Applebaum, Tworzyanski, Ulbricht, Hendrickson, Carmena, Scordato, Dan-Waring, Peiffer (24 min.)

—Intermission – 20 min.

Liebeslieder Walzer (Brahms/Balanchine): Kistler, Ringer, Somogyi, Taylor, Askegard, J. Angle, Martins, T. Angle (Part I – 27 min.; Pause – 3 min.; Part II – 26 min.)

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.