Dance Theatre of Harlem
A Kennedy Center favorite known for striking stagings and multicultural works returns for its twenty-third annual visit.
- Jun. 8 - 13, 2004
- Opera House
- Approx 2 hours
- $27.00 - $82.00
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For its 23rd annual Kennedy Center engagement, the world-renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem presents the Washington premiere of Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer's St. Louis Woman: A Blues Ballet. Set in 1946 St. Louis, the production recreates the high-flying heyday of horseracing with a tale of gamblers, jockeys, ne'er-do-wells, and their beautiful women. Choreographed by Michael Smuin, this lively dance interpretation combines glitzy Broadway sets and costumes with spectacular songs such as "Come Rain or Come Shine" and "A Woman’s Prerogative."
The company’s engagement also features four famous works by legendary choreographer George Balanchine: The Four Temperaments, widely regarded as one of Balanchine’s greatest translations of music into pure dance; the serenely beautiful Apollo; the powerful The Prodigal Son, based on the parable of sin and redemption; and Agon, featuring a groundbreaking pas de deux.
Tuesday, June 8 - Thursday, June 10
Apollo, The Prodigal Son, Agon
Friday, June 11 - Sunday, June 13
The Four Temperaments, Dance Theatre of Harlem presents Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer's St. Louis Woman: A Blues Ballet
Program is subject to change. Performances will be with live orchestra.