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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 62 members
Review from Vince Careatti
Red Velvet 60 events 29 reviews

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

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Review from Cressett
Red Velvet 28 events 7 reviews

Fabulous. One of the best ballets I've ever seen.

reviewed Jun 07 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Sarah Masters
Red Velvet 39 events 6 reviews

We enjoyed this very much. The Queen of Denmark was there!

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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.

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