In 2002, the Washington Post exclaimed, “...an ensemble that tackles difficult ballets
with a fearless zest and makes them seem fresh and alive” following the company’s
fall engagement. Under the auspices of the Kennedy Center, Suzanne Farrell’s
international company of dancers returns to the Eisenhower Theater for its
third full engagement. The company will present a program of Balanchine works as part
of the Kennedy Center Tchaikovsky Festival and a second program currently
titled “The Balanchine Couple” – exploring the unique relationship between
the great choreographer and his dancers. The Kennedy Center engagement will
be preceded by a 7-week national tour that will include stops in California,
New York, and Pennsylvania, among others.
December 2, 3, 4, and 6 evening: Mozartiana, Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, Tempo di Valse, and Serenade
December 5, 6 matinee, 7 matinee: The Balanchine Couple
Pas de deux from Apollo, Pas de deux from La Sonnambula, Pas de deux from La Valse, Pas de deux from Agon, “The Unanswered Question” from Ivesiana, Meditation, Divertissement from Don Quixote, Pas de deux from Chaconne, Pas de deux and full finale from Stars and Stripes
The above ballets will be illustrated with commentary by Ms. Farrell
Performances will be with live orchestra.