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Open Rehearsal: American Ballet Theatre

Wed, Jan 25, 2017, 1:30 PM

Join dance scholars for an insider's look at American Ballet Theatre as they prepare onstage for performance.

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ABT

American Ballet Theatre: Kevin McKenzie's Swan Lake

Jan 25 - Jan 29, 2017

ABT marks its annual engagement with this lavish, romantic tale of ill-fated passion, dreamlike transformation, and ultimate forgiveness set to Tchaikovsky's glorious score and featuring choreography by Kevin McKenzie after Petipa and Ivanov.

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Master Class: Mariinsky Ballet

Mon, Jan 30, 2017, 7:00 PM

This participatory, intermediate to advanced level class for adults is led by company members from the Mariinsky Ballet.

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Open Rehearsal: Mariinsky Ballet

Tue, Jan 31, 2017, 12:30 PM

Join dance scholars for an insider's look at Mariinsky Ballet as they prepare onstage for performance.

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Mariinsky Ballet

Mariinsky Ballet: Alexei Ratmansky's The Little Humpbacked Horse

Jan 31 - Feb 5, 2017

For its annual engagement, the legendary Mariinsky brings Alexei Ratmansky's charming contemporary take on the classic Russian fairy tale in a D.C. premiere showcasing plenty of personality, humor, and creativity with a score by Rodion Shchedrin.

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Ballet 360°: Mariinsky Ballet and Alexei Ratmansky's The Little Humpbacked Horse

Sat, Feb 4, 2017, 4:00 PM

Dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis uses video of well-known ballets to take us beyond the steps and into the fine craft of making a ballet.

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The Washington Ballet Presents Giselle

Mar 1 - Mar 5, 2017

Celebrating its 72nd year as an organization and its first season under the aegis of new artistic director Julie Kent, The Washington Ballet brings the classic ballet Giselle to the Eisenhower Theater stage. 

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Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell FOR ADULTS! 201 (Session 2)

Sat, Mar 11, 2017, 11:00 AM

This master class led by Suzanne Farrell is for non-dancers who have previously participated in Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell FOR ADULTS.

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Hamburg Ballet

Hamburg Ballet: John Neumeier's The Little Mermaid

Mar 28 - Apr 2, 2017

Returning for the first time in 13 years, the company performs the D.C. premiere of John Neumeier's adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fable. Geared toward adults, this stunning production is a darker meditation on love, loss, and alienation.

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DEMO: Song Dance

DEMO by Damian Woetzel: Song & Dance

Mon, Apr 3, 2017, 8:00 PM

Dubbed the "Matchmaker" by the New York Times, Damian Woetzel has recently garnered acclaim for creating unusual combinations of music, dance, and theater. He brings together skilled artists to explore music and dance in this unique event.

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Ballet Across America

Ballet Across America--curated by Misty Copeland and Justin Peck

Apr 17 - Apr 23, 2017

Our celebration of innovation and diversity in American ballet returns, this season curated by stars Justin Peck and Misty Copeland, who'll explore ideas central to the John F. Kennedy centennial with several companies across multiple programs.

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The Washington Ballet Presents Tudor, Ashton, Stiefel

May 25 - May 27, 2017

Artistic Director Julie Kent's first-ever commissioned work, Frontier (working title) will be choreographed by Ethan Stiefel for The Washington Ballet. The work is inspired by President Kennedy and his aspirations for America to be a leader of artistic, cultural, and intellectual excellence.

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Master Class: New York City Ballet

Mon, Jun 5, 2017, 7:00 PM

This participatory, intermediate to advanced level class for adults is led by company members from the New York City Ballet.

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New York City Ballet

New York City Ballet: Two Programs of Contemporary Works & Balanchine Classics

Jun 6 - Jun 11, 2017

The acclaimed company's annual visit brings two programs featuring works by today's hottest choreographers--Justin Peck, Christopher Wheeldon, and Alexei Ratmansky--along with George Balanchine's Square Dance, Tarantella, and The Four Temperaments.

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Creative Movement with New York City Ballet

Sat, Jun 10, 2017, 10:30 AM

This creative movement class for non-dancers gives you an opportunity to learn movement inspired by the ballet program being danced by the New York City Ballet company during their Kennedy Center engagement.

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Ballet 360°: New York City Ballet

Sat, Jun 10, 2017, 4:00 PM

Dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis uses video of well-known ballets to take us beyond the steps and into the fine craft of making a ballet.

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