Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 12:00amKennedy Center
Michel Fokine, Alexei Ratmansky, Marius Petipa and George Balanchine are among the most influential choreographers of the 20th century. Their works Les Sylphides, Bolero, Le Corsaire Pas de Deux, and Prodigal Son, respectively, reveal where classical ballet began and how these choreographers have shaped and influenced our art form over the last 175 years.
An evening of works that clearly reveal where classical ballet began and how these choreographers have shaped and influenced our art form over the last 175 years.
A one-act romantic reverie that is in the repertory of nearly every company in the world.
Choreography: Michel Fokine
Music: Frédéric Chopin
This reflection on modern society and its pressures reveals our inner demons and struggle.
Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
Music: Maurice Ravel
Le Corsaire Pas de Deux
This pas de deux is one of the most famous of classical ballet repertoire. This audience favorite showcases thrilling virtuoso technique.
Choreography: Marius Petipa
The story of Prodigal Son comes from the parable in the Gospel According to St. Luke. Reflecting themes of sin and redemption, this work ends with the prodigal's return.
Choreography: George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Other Dates For This Event
- Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 12:00am
- Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 12:00am
- Friday, October 6, 2017 - 12:00am
- Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 12:00am
- Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 12:00am