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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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The Joffrey Ballet: "The Nutcracker"
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4.6 average rating
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attended Nov 28 2010

A fantastic performance! Beautiful staging and choreography, and the live orchestra made it even more impressive.

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attended Nov 28 2010

Gorgeous set, fabulous dancers, and an all-together enjoyable evening.

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attended Nov 28 2010

I've seen other Nutcracker productions and was overall unimpressed by the simplicity of the choreography. The sets and costuming were fabulous. The Kennedy Center was large and something to see in itself, although not elaborate or decorated. The...continued

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“It’s the dancers’ naturalness of feeling that gives this _Nutcracker _extra appeal…it brings holiday harmony tantalizingly close.” —Washington Post
“A magical concoction of fireside warmth, battling giant mice, snowy winter landscapes and invigorating dance.” —Chicago Tribune

Description

Lights are twinkling and gifts are wrapped—sure signs that the holidays are here again. The Kennedy Center invites audiences to unwrap one of the season’s favorite gifts when The Joffrey Ballet returns to perform their Nutcracker. Featuring charming Victorian scenery and costumes, Gerald Arpino’s waltzes for the Snowflakes and Flowers, and dozens of dancing and singing children, Robert Joffrey’s staging beams brightly from beginning to end. The holidays get off to a festive start with a _Nutcracker _that shines with enough yuletide luster to last through the season.

Says the Washington Post: “The snow scene is one of the ballet’s high points, with its clusters of ballerina-snowflakes skimming about like pools of light. And in genuine Russian style, the folk dances that constitute the second act’s divertissements are sentimental, even nostalgic.”

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