American Ballet Theatre
Boasting a wide repertoire, this American ballet institution is renowned for its size, scope, and sheer talent.
- Feb. 3 - 8, 2004
- Opera House
- Approx 2 hours45 min
- $27.00 - $97.00
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American Ballet Theatre returns to the Opera House to present Marius Petipa’s full-length La Bayadère and a program of mixed repertory. Set in India’s legendary past, La Bayadère depicts a story of forbidden love, murder, and a voyage to the underworld. The production features a stunning ballet blanc with a panorama of white tutus that dazzles the senses and a lead role that is perfectly suited for ABT’s powerful male dancers. “If you don’t enjoy La Bayadère,” Clive Barnes said, “you don’t really enjoy ballet.” La Bayadère—long hidden from the West, with the full-length version surfacing only in 1980—gives ABT’s internationally acclaimed ensemble another opportunity to shine.
Friday-Sunday, Febrary 6-8—La Bayadère
Tuesday-Thursday, February 3-5—Mixed repertory (Variations from Raymonda, Within You, Without You: A Tribute to George Harrison, Without Words)
Performances will be with live orchestra.
PLEASE NOTE: All special ticket offers for Kennedy Center productions are subject to availability, are not valid in combination with any other offer, and are not valid on previously purchased tickets.
News and Reviews
Review - "ABT's 'Romeo And Juliet': A Man's World"
The Washington Post - Washington, DC (Feb. 6, 2006)
Review - "ABT's Antiwar Movements"
The Washington Post - Washington, DC (Feb. 2, 2006)
Review - "Fanciful in La Mancha: Cheeky Young Lovers"
The New York Times New York, NY (Feb. 27, 2007)