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Reviews: The Washington Ballet’s ‘Carmina Burana’ and ‘Bowie/Queen’

Going Out With a Bang: The Washington Ballet’s Carmina Burana and Bowie/Queen The standing ovation came before a single dancer took the stage. It lasted about two minutes to honor the final time The Washington Ballet’s loyal opening night audience would hear the game-show like introduction: “Ladieeeessssss and Gentlemen, Septiiiiiiiiime Webre.” Bounding onto the stage in […]

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Spine: JOY and Twyla Tharp’s 50th Anniversary Tour

Twyla Tharp’s 50th Anniversary Tour came to the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theatre last night. Four pieces: two short “Fanfares,” a Preludes and Fugues, and a Yowzie. And the stage was aflutter with bodies in a state of grace. Twyla Tharp is, of course, a legend. She has won too many awards to mention, including a […]

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American Ballet Theatre at The Kennedy Center

A trio of new and old works prove American Ballet Theatre (ABT) is A-ok and it felt like William Shakespeare was smiling in the dark when the American Ballet Theatre presented Frederick Ashton’s The Dream, based on the Bard’s ode to magical love, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Our area has seen beaucoup de tributes in […]

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Tanairi Sade Vazquez and Ron Todorowski in'Come Fly Away.' Photo by Joan Marcus.

‘Come Fly Away’ at The Kennedy Center by David Friscic

Twyla Tharp, the innovative dance pioneer and Kennedy Center Honors recipient, joins forces with the smooth, lush, and swinging vocals of Frank Sinatra to conceive the glorious and witty homage to life during the big band era in Come Fly Away. In traditional Twyla Tharp style, nothing is really traditional at all, and that is what makes this theatrical […]

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