Upcoming Events: Ballet
Ballet Across America III
Jun. 4 - 9, 2013
Since its debut in 2008, the Kennedy Center's Ballet Across America series continues to showcase the best of ballet from regional companies across the nation.
The Suzanne Farrell Ballet
Nov. 6 - 10, 2013
As "one of the most courageous projects in ballet today" (The New York Times), the Kennedy Center's own The Suzanne Farrell Ballet--led by Balanchine's famed muse--returns with two mixed repertory programs.
The Joffrey Ballet's The Nutcracker
Nov. 27 - Dec. 1, 2013
The Joffrey Ballet brings back its beloved version of Tchaikovsky's family classic, just in time for the holidays. Says the Chicago Sun-Times: "Joffrey's vast Nutcracker is the stuff of dreams!"
Mariinsky Ballet: Swan Lake
Jan. 28 - Feb. 2, 2014
St. Petersburg's historic Mariinsky Ballet presents its signature staging of Tchaikovsky's mysterious, lyrical, and dramatic Swan Lake, hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as "a vision of Romantic ballet heaven."
New York City Ballet: Jewels and a Mixed Repertory Program
Apr. 1 - 6, 2014
Boasting "an impressive new generation of dancers" (The New York Times), the renowned New York City Ballet performs Balanchine's dazzling full-length Jewels, plus a mixed repertory program, with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra.
American Ballet Theatre: Don Quixote and a Mixed Repertory Program
Apr. 15 - 20, 2014
The celebrated ABT offers a feast of choreographic fireworks with its spirited staging of Don Quixote--praised for its "glorious passages of choreography" (The New York Times)--plus a mixed repertory program.
Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle
May 20 - 25, 2014
Russia's Bolshoi Ballet returns with "unparalleled intensity and brilliance" (Washington Post) to the Opera House to dance Giselle, one of the most romantic and visually striking works in the classical canon.
Jun. 3 - 5, 2014
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Boston Ballet follows its Kennedy Center Ballet Across America III engagement with a mixed repertory program featuring works by George Balanchine, Jirí Kylián, and Petr Zuska.
Pennsylvania Ballet: Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream
Jun. 6 - 8, 2014
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Pennsylvania Ballet follows its Kennedy Center Ballet Across America III engagement with the vibrant, mystical fantasy of George Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
All programs are subject to change.