BALANCHINE AND SHAKESPEARE, fairies, fireflies, fantasy and romance. What more could one ask for on a June afternoon?
Two free box tickets, that’s what!
On Sunday, June 8 at 1:30 p.m. the esteemed Pennsylvania Ballet will perform a fanciful production of the famed choreographer’s interpretation of the bard’s comic “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Kennedy Center.
Before Washington’s typically sweltering summer sets in, enjoy an afternoon of cool comfort being dazzled by Pennsylvania’s venerable dance troupe, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
Set to the music of Felix Mendelssohn, Balanchine’s vibrant choreography follows the romantically amusing misadventures of a group of mortals and immortals in their quest for love. The elaborate production, filled with beautiful costumes and rich sets, also features voices from the Choral Arts Society of Washington and a troupe of child dancers who magically light up the make-believe forest as fireflies and fairies.
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Sunday, June 8, 1:30 p.m.