Ballet


Damian Woetzel and Lil Buck

DEMO by Damian Woetzel: Heroes

Mon, Oct 10, 2016, 8:00 PM

Former NYCB Principal Dancer Damian Woetzel brings together artists to pay tribute to their artistic inspirations, including soprano Jacqueline Bolier, singer/songwriter Kate Davis, Broadway and NYCB star Robert Fairchild, tap dance powerhouse Jared Grimes, acclaimed ballerina Carla Körbes, visual arts curator and historian Sarah Lewis, Memphis jookin' dance pioneer Lil Buck, the MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band, and jazz prodigy Matthew Whitaker.

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The Kennedy Center

Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell FOR ADULTS! 101

Sun, Oct 16, 2016, 11:00 AM

From pliés to pirouettes, discover how it feels to dance as Suzanne Farrell leads this unique and inspirational movement class, designed exclusively for non-dancers.

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The Kennedy Center

Master Class: The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

Tue, Oct 18, 2016, 7:00 PM

This participatory, intermediate to advanced level class for adults is led by company members from The Suzanne Farrell Ballet.

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Ballet

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet: All-Balanchine Program

Oct 21 - Oct 23, 2016

The Kennedy Center's own ballet company celebrates its 15th season with a program of three Balanchine classics: the company premieres of the rarely seen Gounod Symphony and the patriotic Stars & Stripes, and the return of the audience favorite Danses Concertantes.

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Master Class: San Francisco Ballet

Mon, Oct 24, 2016, 7:00 PM

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

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San Francisco Ballet

San Francisco Ballet: Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella

Oct 26 - Oct 30, 2016

The world-renowned company performs Christopher Wheeldon's visually imaginative production inspired by the Brothers Grimm and Perrault fairy tales--featuring Prokofiev's dramatic music, ingenious puppetry, and spectacular sets and costumes.

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Ballet 360°: San Francisco Ballet and Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella

Sat, Oct 29, 2016, 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 Kennedy Center

Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell FOR ADULTS! 201 (Session 1)

Sat, Nov 5, 2016, 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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Cincinnati Ballet Nutcracker

Cincinnati Ballet: The Nutcracker

Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2016

Our annual presentation of this holiday favorite brings the D.C. premiere of a bright and colorful production featuring elaborate scenery, whimsical stage effects, awe-inspiring acrobatics, and entrancing choreography from Artistic Director Victoria Morgan.

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The Kennedy Center

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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The Kennedy Center

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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The Kennedy Center

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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The Kennedy Center

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 Kennedy Center

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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The Kennedy Center

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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