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Past Events: Ballet

  • Pennsylvania Ballet: George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

    Nov. 24 - 29, 2009
    2009-2010 Season
    Pennsylvania Ballet presents the D.C. premiere of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ featuring magnificent new sets and lavish costumes. The Philadelphia Inquirer says this "dressed-up Nutcracker dazzles."

  • The Royal Ballet

    Jun. 23 - 28, 2009
    2008-2009 Season
    London's acclaimed company presents MacMillan's Manon and a mixed repertory program with works by Ashton, Wheeldon, and McGregor.

  • Bolshoi Ballet

    Jun. 16 - 21, 2009
    2008-2009 Season
    Moscow's great company performs the exclusive North American performances of its re-staging of Petipa's full-length Le Corsaire, called "grand" and "luscious" by London's The Independent.

  • The Kennedy Center New York City Ballet

    Mar. 4 - 8, 2009
    2008-2009 Season
    The acclaimed company, renowned for its purity, balance, and musicality, performs three mixed repertory programs featuring works by Balanchine, Robbins, and Tharp to music performed by the New York City Ballet Orchestra.

  • American Ballet Theatre

    Feb. 17 - 22, 2009
    2008-2009 Season
    ABT's tremendous stars perform Petipa's full-length Swan Lake (Feb. 20–22). The engagement also includes a program of mixed repertory (Feb. 17–19) featuring works by Balanchine, Tudor, and Tharp.

  • Mariinsky Ballet (formerly Kirov)

    Jan. 13 - 18, 2009
    2008-2009 Season
    St. Petersburg's magnificent company returns with the full-length Don Quixote, Petipa's delightful interpretation of Cervantes's tale of romance, chivalry, and bittersweet emotion.

  • The Joffrey Ballet: The Nutcracker

    Dec. 11 - 14, 2008
    2008-2009 Season
    The Joffrey dancers perform a "dazzling" (The Chicago Sun-Times) version of Tchaikovsky's family classic, featuring charming Victorian scenery and costumes.

  • San Francisco Ballet

    Nov. 25 - 30, 2008
    2008-2009 Season
    Over Thanksgiving week, the renowned company celebrates its 75th anniversary with Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson's full-length Giselle and a mixed repertory program.

  • The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

    Oct. 8 - 12, 2008
    2008-2009 Season
    One of "the most courageous projects in ballet today" (New York Times), The Suzanne Farrell Ballet performs two Balanchine programs: Episodes with Ballet Austin, Ragtime, and Liebeslieder Walzer, plus "The Balanchine Couple."

  • Ballet Across America

    Jun. 10 - 15, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    Three distinct programs highlight important companies and choreographers from around the United States; each program features artists from the western, middle, and eastern United States.

  • Protégés II

    Jun. 6 - 8, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    The Kennedy Center presents more rising stars from the world's leading ballet academies in a program of mixed repertory performed by Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Paris Opera Ballet School, Royal Ballet School, and School of American Ballet.

  • The Kennedy Center New York City Ballet

    Feb. 27 - Mar. 2, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    The acclaimed company performs mixed repertory to include works by Jerome Robbins, in tribute to the 10th anniversary of his passing.

  • New National Theatre Ballet, Tokyo: Mixed Repertory Program (Feb. 15); Raymonda (Feb. 16 & 17)

    Feb. 15 - 17, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    Japan's national company performs two programs: mixed repertory featuring works by Balanchine, Duato, and Maki (Feb. 15); and Petipa's full-length masterpiece Raymonda (Feb. 16 & 17).

  • American Ballet Theatre: The Sleeping Beauty

    Jan. 29 - Feb. 3, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    The timeless fairy tale of a beautiful princess, an evil sorceress, and a century of sleep awakened by a prince's kiss comes to life in an all-new production choreographed by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie and set to Tchaikovsky's ravishing score.

  • Kirov Ballet: La Bayadère

    Jan. 22 - 27, 2008
    2007-2008 Season
    St. Petersburg's legendary company performs Petipa's masterpiece, which The Times of London calls "a three-act spectacle of beautiful dancing, perfumed with the delights of 19th-century classicism performed as only the Kirov can."

  • American Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker

    Dec. 18 - 23, 2007
    2007-2008 Season
    ABT's magnificent stars perform Tchaikovsky's holiday classic in a "sugar plum of a production that is both a crowd pleaser and a dancer showcase" (The New York Post).

  • The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

    Nov. 20 - 25, 2007
    2007-2008 Season
    Over Thanksgiving week, the Kennedy Center's own ballet company performs two mixed programs featuring works by George Balanchine, including Chaconne in a special collaboration with Cincinnati Ballet.

  • The Suzanne Farrell Ballet: Two Mixed Repertory Programs

    Jun. 6 - 10, 2007
    2006-2007 Season
    The Kennedy Center's own ballet company performs two programs to include the scene d'amour from Bejart's Romeo and Juliet as part of the Shakespeare in Washington festival and Balanchine classics.

  • New York City Ballet: Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Feb. 28 - Mar. 4, 2007
    2006-2007 Season
    The company brings Balanchine's full-length ballet interpretation of the Bard's classic comedy, as part of the Shakespeare in Washington festival.

  • Bolshoi Ballet: Cinderella and Don Quixote

    Feb. 21 - 25, 2007
    2006-2007 Season
    Moscow's great company performs two full-length works: the U.S. premiere of Yuri Possokhov's Cinderella (Feb. 21–23) and Don Quixote, Petipa's first ballet created for the Bolshoi (Feb. 24 & 25).

  • Edward Scissorhands: Matthew Bourne and New Adventures

    Feb. 13 - 18, 2007
    2006-2007 Season
    The Tony-winning director and choreographer's company performs a magical new dance adaptation of the classic Tim Burton motion picture.

  • Kirov Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

    Jan. 16 - 21, 2007
    2006-2007 Season
    For the Shakespeare in Washington festival, St. Petersburg's magnificent company dances the greatest love story of all time in the original Lavrovsky/Prokofiev production.

  • American Ballet Theatre: Mixed Repertory and Othello

    Jan. 9 - 14, 2007
    2006-2007 Season
    ABT performs two programs: Lubovitch's full-length Othello (Jan. 11-14); and a mixed program (Jan. 9 & 10) featuring La Bayadère Act II ("Kingdom of the Shades"), Dark Elegies, and Rodeo.

  • Joffrey Ballet: The Nutcracker

    Nov. 22 - 26, 2006
    2006-2007 Season
    The Joffrey dancers perform a "dazzling" (The Chicago Sun-Times) version of Tchaikovsky's family classic, featuring charming Victorian scenery and costumes.

  • The Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty & Mixed Repertory

    Jun. 20 - 25, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    London's acclaimed company presents Tchaikovsky's full-length The Sleeping Beauty and a program of mixed repertory, including two works by Ashton.

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