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Review: ‘New York City Ballet: Works by Balanchine, Peck, and Ratmansky’ at The Kennedy Center

Last evening’s ballet concert at The Kennedy Center was one of those magical evenings of dance. Sipping champagne and not talking politics, balletomanes gathered on the sprawling deck that surrounds the Center’s Opera House before, during, and after the New York City Ballet unveiled Program A in its much too short residency through the weekend. As […]

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Review: Ballet Across America Showcases a New Day in Dance at The Kennedy Center

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. This fourth time around, there are the added elements of athleticism, those thrilling moves that American dancers do so well, plus diversity, social consciousness and definitely edginess, curated by two […]

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New York City Ballet: Program B: 21st-Century Choreographers’ at The Kennedy Center

Principal dancer Teresa Reichlen unwraps her leg into a développé, a blade curling a bow, then—suspends—playfully, before hiding it away. Her partner, principal Zachary Catazaro, approaches with a respectful, confident stride. Arms intertwine; pliés arc toward one another. A connection tied in an epic, melodic strain of music. Reichlen’s foot gathers in, then gives away, […]

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Sara Mearns (Odette) and Jared Angle (Prince Siegfried) in 'Swan Lake.' Choreography by George Balanchine 
© The George Balanchine Trust. Photo by Paul Kolnik.

The New York City Ballet Comes to The Kennedy Center 3/26-31 & Interview with Dana Jacobson by Carolyn Kelemen

Do I hear a waltz? A waltz is a waltz is a waltz unless, of course, it’s the New York City Ballet dancing the beautiful Vienna Waltzes this weekend at The Kennedy Center. Then it’s something special! The ballet, first danced in 1977, is more than the usual noteworthy George Balanchine creation. It’s a celebration of dance and […]

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