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American Ballet Theatre

American Ballet Theatre

The American company brings elegance, spectacle, and virtuoso dancing to the world's most famous love story.

  • Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - Sunday, February 23, 2003
  • Concert Hall
  • approx. 3 hrs.
  • $27.00 - $75.00
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About

Romeo and Juliet
Music by Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography by Sir Kenneth MacMillan

With superior dancing that ranges from the larger-than-life to the enchantingly intimate, American Ballet Theatre exerts a powerful attraction throughout the ballet world. Few companies rival its combination of size, scope, and sheer magnetism of movement. The company has brought to life the great 19th-century classics with unsurpassed elegance and beauty, and graced the finest 20th-century works with bravura theatrics and virtuoso dancing. With his vision of ABT as definitively “American,” Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie has fashioned an “incredible company” (The New York Post) with an everlasting commitment to its vast repertoire; a national dance institution that showcases our country’s best.

American Ballet Theatre returns to the Kennedy Center—in its first-ever performance in the Concert Hall—to present Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet. This full-length version of Shakespeare’s classic romantic tragedy, performed to the music of Prokofiev, is a showcase for “the most spectacular dancing in the world” (The New York Times). From the grandeur of the masked ball to the intimacy of the garden balcony, ABT’s dancers bring this tale of young love and bitter feuds to vibrant life.

Supported by a generous grant from Juliet and Lee Folger—The Folger Fund

ABT CASTING for ROMEO AND JULIET
Feb 18
7:30pm
Ferri
Bocca
De Luz
Feb 19
7:30pm
Reyes
Corella
H. Cornejo
Feb 20
7:30pm
Kent
Bocca
De Luz
Feb 21
7:30pm
Herrera
Gomes
H. Cornejo
Feb 22
1:30pm
Dvorovenko
Belotserkovsky
Lopez
Feb 23
1 :30pm
Tuttle
Carreño
Salstein
Feb 23
7:30pm
Reyes
Corella
H. Cornejo

Resources

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