All Dance Series (2013-14 Season)
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Series Prices: $233.00, $196.00, $116.00 for 5 events | ORDER
- February 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm
- February 23, 2014 at 4:00 pm
Since its founding some three decades ago, this acclaimed ensemble has been equally popular with dance aficionados, mainstream audiences, and critics alike. This stems from the brilliant choreography of Mark Morris with its riveting artistry, wit, and grace. His work is well known for its musicality, epitomized by performances that always feature live music. "[Mark Morris] finds ways to make bodies sing all the notes, not just the high ones." (The New York Times) This captivating program features Italian Concerto set to Bach’s Italian Concerto in F major and , the D.C. area premiere of A Wooden Tree set to the music and words of Ivor Cutler, poet and songwriter from Scotland. The ensemble also performs Jenn and Spencer set to Henry Cowell’s Suite for Violin and Piano as well as Crosswalk set to the Grand Duo Concertant for clarinet and piano by Carl Maria von Weber.
$46, $38, $23
- March 7, 2014 at 8:00 pm
The Center is honored to welcome one of the world’s most well-known dance companies whose dance proudly reflects and represents the diversity of America. Frequently referred to as “America’s Company of Firsts,” Joffrey Ballet was first to appear on television, first to perform at the White House, and even first to appear on the cover of TIME Magazine. This company remains at the forefront of American dance after more than fifty years of sharing their art in both their hometown of Chicago and around the world. Now, this sterling company takes our stage to present American Legends featuring Interplay, choreographed by Jerome Robbins, Nine Sinatra Songs with choreography by Twyla Tharp, and more.
Joffrey Ballet will also be performing Body & Soul on Saturday, March 8, at 8:00 pm.
$50, $42, $25
- March 8, 2014 at 8:00 pm
For more than half a century, Joffrey Ballet has captured the hearts and minds of audiences the world over with its exquisite choreography, expansive repertoire, and an exceptional and inclusive approach to dance. Now, they take our stage to present Body & Soul, a dazzling contemporary dance performance that will take your breath away. This program features Bells, a work choreographed for the Joffrey Ballet by Yuri Possokhov and set to piano music by Rachmaninoff, Crossing Ashland, a physically charged take on the power of desire, choreographed by Brock Clawson as well as as well as Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs. “Balletgoing rarely gets more rewarding, and the [Joffrey] dancers reach for – and often grasp – new levels of achievement.” (Chicago Tribune)
$50, $42, $25
- April 5, 2014 at 8:00 pm
This renowned company from Moscow brings two of the most romantic classical works to our stage in the grand tradition of Russian ballet. Romeo and Juliet is Shakespeare's classic tale of young star-crossed lovers falling victim to family hatred. This tragic love story is illuminated by Petipa's brilliant choreography and Tchaikovsky's majestic score, and complemented by resplendent costumes and stunning sets. Then the dancers perform Chopiniana, which portrays a Romantic dream-world with ballerinas bathed in moonlight dancing around a young poet, and is often described as a "romantic reverie." With enchanting music by Chopin and ethereal choreography by Mikhail Fokine, this beautiful morsel is the pure classical form of ballet from the 19th century.
$56, $48, $28
- April 6, 2014 at 4:00 pm
This masterful corps of dancers presents a delightful afternoon featuring the most exquisite jewels of the ballet canon. This remarkable collection of ballet selections includes the highlights from The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Don Quixote; Fokine’s poignant "Dying Swan" set to music by Saint-Saens; Petipa's most loved gems from Paquita; and much more. This outstanding company from Moscow was founded in 1989 by legendary Bolshoi Ballet principal dancer Sergei Radchenko, who brought leading dancers from across Russia together to forge a new company dedicated to staging new productions of timeless classics in the grand tradition of Russian ballet. "The dancers of the Moscow Festival Ballet spoke to the soul through the body." (Post and Courier)
$56, $48, $28