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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 32 members
Review from lillieyun
4 events 2 reviews

Just INCREDIBLE. 2nd ROW SEATS! I was a little nervous that the seats would not be assigned until we arrived at the Kennedy Center but my friends and I were pleasantly surprised at where they placed us. We could see into the orchestra pit! The...continued

reviewed Mar 05 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Janet O.
41 events 13 reviews

The NY City Ballet was, as usual, wonderful - beautiful, graceful dancing.

reviewed Mar 08 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Eli Friedman
35 events 11 reviews

great production.
I was happy w. my seats ( orchestra, on the side though)
Highly recommend.

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“NYCB possesses a wonderfully rich, deep treasury of ballets. Strong performances…what strikes you most is the dancers’ sweep.” —The Washington Post

Description

New York City Ballet

Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief

with the New York City Ballet Orchestra

 

With more than 100 dancers, New York City Ballet is the largest dance organization in America. The Company, co-founded by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, returns with its own Orchestra to perform three mixed programs.

 

Ballets by Balanchine are among those to be performed. Vienna Waltzes transforms from a sylvan forest glen and sassy dance hall to a glittering society café and majestic mirrored ballroom. Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet is a dance extravaganza in four elaborate move­ments, evoking what Kirstein once described as “a world drunk on wine and roses.” Chaconne moves from a lyrical and flowing pas de deux to the spirit of court entertainment, with formal divertissements and bravura roles for the principal dancers. And Symphony in Three Movements is a large ensemble work of angular and athletic movement performed to Stravinsky’s bold score.

 

Tipping its hat to the Kennedy Center’s “Modern Masters of American Dance” celebration, New York City Ballet will also perform Jerome Robbins and Twyla Tharp’s collaboration Brahms/Handel. This exuberant tongue-in-cheek ballet is filled with clever imagery, technical innovation, and an atmosphere of constant surprise.

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Programs*

March 5 at 7:30pm & March 8 at 1:30pm (matinee)

Wheeldon, Elo, Balanchine

Mercurial Manoeuvres (Wheeldon/Shostakovich)

Slice to Sharp (Elo/von Biber and Vivaldi)

Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (Balanchine/Brahms, orch. Schoenberg)

 

March 6 and  March 8 at 7:30pm

Ratmansky, Martins, Balanchine

Concerto DSCH (Ratmansky/Shostakovich)

Barber Violin Concerto (Martins/Barber)

Symphony in Three Movements (Balanchine/Stravinsky)

All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.

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