Never before was romance so utterly zany! In honor of George
Balanchine's 100th birthday, The Washington Ballet brings his
fluttering first act of A Midsummer Night's Dream to the
Kennedy Center. With a single drop of potent flower nectar
delivered by the impish Puck, immortals and mortals fall under
a hypnotic spell that launches them into complete confusion
and chaos. The forest is dewy with a frenzy of fairies led
by Titania and Oberon, the King and Queen of fairies, all
buzzing to Mendelssohn's twinkling score. This greatest
of romantic comedies is coupled with Balanchine's Sonatine
and The Four Temperaments, a tour de force from his famous
black and white period.
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