The Royal Ballet Presents MacMillan's Manon at the Kennedy Center
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The last date listed for The Royal Ballet Presents MacMillan's Manon was Sunday June 28, 2009 / 1:30pm.
Currently at The Kennedy Center - Opera House
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Choreographed in the mid-70's by Kenneth MacMillan for the Royal Ballet, Manon features fresh classical choreography with emotion-laden innovative pas de deux. It feels new even 30 years after its creation. It creates the atmosphere and portrays...continued
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“Astonishing…theatrical vitality. With Manon, The Royal Ballet triumphantly demonstrates that it remains one of the world’s great companies.” —New York Times
A cautionary tale full of deadly sins, the ballet follows a beautiful young woman whose plan to run away with a handsome student—and with money stolen from her would-be suitor—ultimately turns disastrous. Whisking its doomed lovers from a moonlit Parisian courtyard to a high-society brothel and finally to the gritty streets and swamps of New Orleans, Manon “remains an irresistible combination of immorality, opulence, suffering, and tears” (Financial Times).
Choreography by Kenneth MacMillan
Music by Jules Massenet
Principal Casting (subject to change):
Thu., June 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Tamara Rojo and Carlos Acosta
Fri., June 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg
Sat., June 27 at 1:30 p.m. (mat.)
Roberta Marquez and David Makhateli
Sun., June 28 at 1:30 p.m. (mat.)
Mara Galeazzi and Edward Watson