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  • The Red Shoes

    Oct 10 - 15, 2017

  • Mariinsky Ballet - La Bayadere

    Oct 17 - 22, 2017

  • Mariinsky Ballet - The Fountain of Backhchisarai

    Oct 19, 2017

  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    Feb 5, 2018

  • Washington Ballet - John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet

    Feb 14 - 18, 2018

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The Red Shoes

October 10 - 15, 2017

Following the announcement that Matthew Bourne's lauded ballet would make its US premiere in Los Angeles this fall, there will also be additional dates in Washington D.C and Charlotte, N.C. This utterly spell-binding dance adaptation of the classic British movie by Powell and Pressburger will draw both movie and ballet fans alike. The winner of two Olivier Awards, this latest Bourne triumph examines the tragic price of fame, obsession and possessiveness.

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Mariinsky Ballet - La Bayadere

October 17 - 22, 2017

One of the most celebrated ballet companies in the world, the Mariinsky Ballet's annual engagement in D.C is always eagerly awaited by fans of the classical canon and this year the waiting has paid off as the company bring their rendition of the phantasmal La Bayadere, as created for them over 140 years ago by choreographic master Marcus Pepita.

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Mariinsky Ballet - The Fountain of Backhchisarai

October 19, 2017

Continuing the elegance and grandeur of the Imperial Russian ballet, the esteemed Mariinsky Ballet brings this little-performed gem to our shores. Based on a 1823 poem by Alexander Pushkin, The Fountain of Backhchisarai is a 1934 ballet created by Rotislav Zakharov with a score from Boris Asafiev. Telling a sweeping story of obsessive love and the destructive power of grief, we're drawn into a world of beautiful Princesses, terrifying enemies, and dangerously jealous wives.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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February 5, 2018

Designated by Congress as 'a vital American cultural ambassador to the world', it's been 57 years since Alvin Ailey and his group of African-American dancers performed for the very first time at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. This tour is packed full of premieres and returning favorites.

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Washington Ballet - John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet

February 14 - 18, 2018

Be witness to the story of the world's most famous star-crossed lovers as it unfolds through vivid characterization, clear dramatic structure, and masterful dancing in choreographic legend John Cranko's exemplary approach of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

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