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Washington Ballet: Russian Masters

The Kennedy Center - Eisenhower Theater
Washington Ballet: Russian Masters
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Far more than just a celebrated dance form, ballet has been nothing short of a national obsession in Russia for centuries. For this celebration of the Russian Masters at The Kennedy Center, the Washington Ballet will present four masterworks by Fokine, Ratmansky, Petipa and Balanchine that trace the roots of classical ballet, exploring how these choreographers have shaped and influenced our art form over the last 175 years (think of it as a crash course in Russian ballet). You'll see Fokine's Les Sylphides, a romantic reverie featuring music by Chopin that's widely considered to be the first ballet simply about mood and dance, and Ratmansky's Boléro, a meditation on modern society and its pressures set to Ravel. Then it's time for one of the most famous pas de deux of classical ballet repertoire (from Petipa's Le Corsaire) and a Biblical tale told through gorgeous movement: George Balanchine's mesmerizing Prodigal Son.

Upcoming Dates & Times

  • Friday October 6, 2017 / 8:00pm
  • Saturday October 7, 2017 / 2:00pm
  • Sunday October 8, 2017 / 2:00pm
  • Sunday October 8, 2017 / 8:00pm

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