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  • American Ballet Theatre - Harlequinade

    Jan 29 - Feb 3, 2019

  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    Feb 5 - 10, 2019

  • National Ballet of China - Raise the Red Lantern

    Feb 13 - 16, 2019

  • Washington National Opera - Eugene Onegin

    Mar 9 - 29, 2019

  • Washington National Opera - Faust

    Mar 16 - 30, 2019

American Ballet Theatre - Harlequinade Poster

American Ballet Theatre - Harlequinade

January 29 - February 3, 2019

A bouncy comedy in the Italian Commedia dell'arte tradition, Harlequinade is revived this season by ABT'S Artist in Residence Alexi Ratmansky. Set to a popular score that includes Riccardo Drigo's 'Serenade' and making use of Marius Petipa's original notes, don't miss the welcome return of this rare gem.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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February 5 - 10, 2019

Designated by Congress as 'a vital American cultural ambassador to the world', it's been 60 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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National Ballet of China - Raise the Red Lantern

February 13 - 16, 2019

Returning once again as part of the Kennedy Center's 2019 Lunar New Year celebrations, the National Ballet of China bring back their internationally renowned masterpiece - Raise the Red Lantern. Last seen in D.C in 2005, the work marked a turning point for the company, seeing western dance meet Chinese traditions, and blooming into its own stunning creation. Among the production from Zhang Yimou (adapted from his 1991 movie of the same name), the story is told through spectacular choreography (from Wang Xinpeng and Wang Yuanyuan), operatic elements, puppetry and more in a beguiling audio and visual experience sure to take your breath away.

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Washington National Opera - Eugene Onegin

March 9 - 29, 2019

Based on the sweeping Russian novel by celebrated literary great Alexander Pushkin, Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin has all the hallmarks of great opera - a tragic anti-hero, pulse-quickening romance and hotblooded drama. Experience the raw emotion and deeply expressive music of the radiant lyric opera's soaring score during its return to the Washington National Opera's stage, 30 years after it was last performed by the company.

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Washington National Opera - Faust

March 16 - 30, 2019

The Germanic legend of Faust and his deal with the devil has captured the collective imagination over the years with multiple incarnations, including Charles Gounod's French grand opera, arguably the most definitive of all musical iterations. The Washington National Opera brings the thrilling gothic tale to life in the Winter of 2019, conjuring its black magic with a storybook design aesthetic and a dazzling cast that includes Canadian soprano Erin Wall and Argentine tenor Marcelo Puente.

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