Venue Details

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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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The Royal Danish Ballet
62 ratings
4.4 average rating
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Vince Careatti Red Velvet
58 events
29 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 09 2011

Great mime, story line, excellent dancing; and the goldstar seats were incredible. couldn't ask for anything better.

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LynneC Red Velvet
61 events
15 reviews
44 stars
attended Jun 11 2011

The first act was a lively small town scene with traditional music. An ethereal quality filled the second act with wonder and a modern score.
The dancing between the three dancers in the second act was a real push-pull as the characters escaped...continued

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47 events
9 reviews
9 stars
attended Jun 08 2011

Fantastic! Good seats, great show.

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Quotes & Highlights

“A near-seamless fluidity. Split leaps and spinning turns seem to spring fully formed into the air.”  —_The Boston Globe _
“In a fast, complex world, where everything demands attention and thought, this is dance as simple joyous pleasure.” —_Ballet.co Magazine _

Description

One of the oldest and most respected ballet companies in the world returns to the Kennedy Center for the first time since 2004. The Royal Danish Ballet, now under the artistic direction of Nikolaj Hübbe, is trained in the traditional style that August Bournonville developed from the classical French school where he studied.

 

The company’s engagement includes Nikolaj Hübbe’s new production of Bournonville’s Napoli, an Italian adventure and love story that follows charming Teresina and poor fisherman Gennaro, whose romance is challenged by a seductive sea demon. This new staging is set in 1950s  Naples — the stomping grounds of Fellini’s camera crews and Mafioso types — bringing a modern twist to a fairytale story.

 

In tribute to their former ballet master, the company will perform a re-staging of Bournonville’s A Folk Tale. The story of young nobleman Ove, in love with Hilda, a girl brought up by the Trolls, the ballet contains the romantic juxtaposition between the world as we know it and a dangerous yet fanciful underworld.

 

Don’t miss these programs from a company that carries on the grand European tradition but refuses to rest on its well-earned laurels. Performances will be accompanied by the Opera House Orchestra.

Washington National Opera: <em>Champion</em> Mariinsky Ballet: <em>The Little Humpbacked Horse</em> Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater <em>Tudor, Ashton, Stiefel</em> Mariah Carey Evangel Christmas Celebration 2016 <em>Black Side of the Moon</em> <em>Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical</em> Washington DC Travel & Adventure Show Step Afrika!: <em>Magical Musical Holiday Step Show</em> Septime Webre's <em>The Nutcracker</em> <em>Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley</em> <em>Into the Woods</em> <em>The Secret Garden</em>