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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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24 events
8 reviews
10 stars
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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JAG
31 events
19 reviews
15 stars
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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"Protégés III"
31 ratings
4.5 average rating
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90 events
90 reviews
12 stars
attended Mar 27 2011

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

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41 events
21 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 25 2011

Very enjoyable. Worth seeing.

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27 events
15 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 26 2011

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

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Quotes & Highlights

“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)

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.