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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 31 members
Review from DC Culture Connoisseurs
150 events 44 reviews

Wonderful show. I especially love the Japanese New National Theater company. So beautiful and graceful.

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Review from John
Red Velvet 98 events 96 reviews

Excellent show, excellent orchestra, excellent seats, excellent price!

reviewed Mar 27 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from David J. Thompson
27 events 15 reviews

The dancers from Japan and Russia were wonderful. I would love to see the Japanese company do a whole program.

reviewed Mar 26 2011 report as inappropriate
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“One came away feeling ballet’s future was secure.” —Pointe Magazine

Description

Following the success of its inaugural engagements in 2006 and 2008, Protégés III showcases rising stars from some of the world’s greatest ballet academies. The programs highlight the academies’ different styles of training and provide a glimpse into the future of ballet with performances by students from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Julio Bocca Foundation Ballet Argentino School of the Arts, The Royal Danish Ballet School, and Tokyo’s New National Theatre Ballet School. The Protégés series provides a unique chance to witness the energy and technical training of a new generation of dancers at the schools that are creating and placing rising stars in ballet companies around the world. Performances will be accompanied by the Opera House Orchestra.

PROGRAM

  • Royal Danish Ballet School: B for Bournonville (Paulli & Helsted/Bournonville, excerpts arranged by Ann Crosset)
  • Tokyo’s New National Theatre Ballet School: Triptyque (Akutagawa/Maki)
  • Julio Bocca Foundation Ballet Argentino School of the Arts: Con Nombre y Apellido (“With Name and Surname”) (various composers/compilation of five Argentine choreographers)
  • Bolshoi Ballet Academy: Classical Symphony (Prokofiev/Lavrovsky)

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