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.
Program and Notes
- Felix Mendelssohn
- A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61
- The Shakespeare Explorer An Interactive Exploration of the Bard's Legacy
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