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WEB EXTRA: Ballet kicks off season with ‘delicious’ performance

The Eisenhower Theater of the Kennedy Center played host to Washington Ballet’s performance this past weekend. The company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Septime Webre, was aiming to please with its season-opening bill of Serenade, Carmen and Nine Sinatra Songs. The Thursday night performance unfolded like a delicious three-course meal. George Balanchine’s Serenade, a […]

High Drama: The Washington Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet

The Washington Ballet brought the classic tale of young lovers and rival families to the Kennedy Center with its adaptation of Shakespeare’s beloved Romeo and Juliet last weekend. The performance featured new choreography by the company’s artistic director, Septime Webre, set to an exciting score by Sergei Prokofiev. Before the performance, Webre described the score […]

Ballet done right

Currently wrapping up its two-week engagement at the Kennedy Center’s Opera House, American Ballet Theatre performed Giselle and a program of works created by Michel Folkine including Les Sylphides and Petrouschka last week. This week, the company is moving on to the famed Swan Lake. Since its founding in 1940, ABT has always been known […]

Ballet Review: “Giselle” at the Kennedy Center

This past weekend, the Washington Ballet presented “Giselle,” a haunting ballet about the revenge of a jilted lover, at the Kennedy Center. Giselle, a young country girl, falls in love with Albrecht, a prince, who is unfortunately already engaged. To further complicate things, a local boy is also in love with Giselle. The local boy […]