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New York City Ballet

New York's acclaimed City Ballet is renowned for its reverence for purity, balance, and musicality.

  • Mar. 1 - 5, 2006
  • Opera House
  • Approx. 2-1/2 hours
  • $29.00 - $99.00
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Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief

The legendary New York City Ballet--co-founded by one of the 20th century's foremost choreographers, George Balanchine--is one of the largest and most highly esteemed classical ballet companies in the world. Praised for its linear purity, musicality, and unparalleled repertory, New York City Ballet raises the bar for international dance with "an impressive new generation of dancers" (The New York Times).

Returning to the Kennedy Center Opera House, New York City Ballet brings back to Washington the classic artistry of the company that Balanchine built. For its Kennedy Center engagement, performed with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, the company will dance several mixed programs that reflect the ensemble's musical inspirations and celebrated history.

"Dances with a deeply satisfying variety of tone, content, and form"
--The Washington Post

ALL-RUSSIAN PROGRAM:   March 1 at 7:30 p.m. & March 4 at 1:30 p.m.:  2 hrs. 24 min.
Allegro Brillante (Tchaikovsky/Balanchine) - 18 min.
     (Weese, Neal)
Pause 3 min.
Duo Concertant (Stravinsky/Balanchine) - 19 min.
     (Borree, Hübbe)
Intermission - 20 min.
Monumentum pro Gesualdo (Stravinsky/Balanchine) - 8 min.
Pause 1 min.
     (Kistler, Askegard)   
Movements for Piano and Orchestra (Stravinsky/Balanchine) - 11 min.
     (Kistler, Askegard)
Pause 3 min.
Romeo and Juliet (Balcony Scene) (Prokofiev/Lavery) - 10 min.
      (Zungre, Marcovici - 3/1, T. Angle - 3/4)
Intermission - 20 min.
Firebird (Stravinsky/Balanchine and Robbins) - 31 min.
     (Bouder - 3/1, Sylve - 3/4, J. Stafford - 3/1, Askegard - 3/4, Rutherford, Seth)

ALL-EUROPEAN PROGRAM:   March 2 & March 4 at 7:30 p.m. - 2 hrs. 19 min.
Ballo della Regina (Verdi/Balanchine) - 19 min.
     (Bouder, Millepied)
Intermission - 20 min.
Klavier (Beethoven/Wheeldon) - 20 min.
     (Whelan, Marcovici, Weese, Evans, A. Stafford, Barak, T. Angle, Hall, Veyette, Suozzi)
Intermission - 20 min.   
Union Jack (Kay/Balanchine) - 60 min.
  (Gold, Woetzel, A. Stafford, Neal, Borree, Sylve, Reichen, Ringer, Martins)

ALL-AMERICAN PROGRAM:   March 3 at 7:30 p.m. & March 5 at 1:30 p.m. - 2 hrs. 13 min.
Fearful Symmetries (Adams/Martins) - 30 min.
     (Sylve, Ramasar, Somogyi, Marcovici, Bouder, De Luz, Laurent, Hendrickson, Peiffer)
Intermission - 20 min.
N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz (Robert Prince/Robbins) - 31 min.
     (Pazcoguin, Veyette, Rutherford, Hall)
Intermission - 20 min.
Tarantella (Gottschalk, orch. Kay/Balanchine) - 8 mkn.
     (Fairchild - 3/3, Hyltin - 3/5, Ulbricht)
Pause - 3 min.
An American in Paris (Gershwin/Wheeldon) - 21 min.
     (Ringer, Woetzel, Bar)

ALL-BALANCHINE PROGRAM:   March 5 at 7:30 p.m. - 2 hrs. 19 min.
Monumentum pro Gesualdo (Stravinsky/Balanchine) - 8 min.
     (Kistler, Askegard)
Pause - 1 min.
Movements for Piano and Orchestra (Stravinsky/Balanchine) - 11 min.
     (Kistler, Askegard)
Intermission - 10 min.
Ballo della Regina (Verdi/Balanchine) - 19 min.
     (Fairchild, De Luz)
Intermission - 20 min.
Union Jack (Kay/Balanchine) - 60 min.
     (Gold, Askegard, A. Stafford, Neal, Borree, Sylve, Reichlen, Ringer, Martins)

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