An American dance institution, Kevin McKenzie’s American Ballet
Theatre is known for “the most spectacular dancing in the world”
(The New York Times
). Boasting a wide-ranging repertoire of
classic as well as contemporary works by such choreographic
masters as Balanchine, Tudor, Petipa, de Mille, and Tharp, ABT
is recognized for its unrivaled combination of size, scope, and
American Ballet Theatre returns to the Opera House to present
Marius Petipa’s full-length La Bayadère
and a program of mixed
repertory. Set in India’s legendary past, La Bayadère
story of forbidden love, murder, and a voyage to the underworld.
The production features a stunning ballet blanc with a panorama
of white tutus that dazzles the senses and a lead role that is
perfectly suited for ABT’s powerful male dancers. “If you don’t
enjoy La Bayadère
,” Clive Barnes said, “you don’t really enjoy
ballet.” La Bayadère
—long hidden from the West, with the full-length version surfacing only in 1980—gives ABT’s
internationally acclaimed ensemble another opportunity to shine.
Friday-Sunday, Febrary 6-8—La Bayadère
Tuesday-Thursday, February 3-5—Mixed repertory (Variations from Raymonda, Within You, Without You: A Tribute to George Harrison, Without Words
Performances will be with live orchestra.
Standing Room tickets for presentations in the Opera House, Eisenhower Theater and Terrace Theater will be sold at the Kennedy Center Box
Office and by phone (202) 467-4600 or (800) 444-1324 when a performance sells out, but only if it is sold out. There is no limit per purchase.
PLEASE NOTE: All special ticket offers for Kennedy Center productions are subject to availability, are not valid in combination with any other offer, and are not valid on previously purchased tickets.