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American Ballet Theatre: Harlequinade
Starting: 07:30 PM
ABTs star-studded roster of dancers, combined with the dynamic vision of Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky (Whipped Cream, Serenade after Platos Symposium), has garnered critical acclaim for the company across global audiences. The D.C. premiere of Ratmanskys retelling of Marius Petipas 19th-century comic ballet follows its New York world premiere in summer 2018. He brings the lost classic to life with a bold new staging co-produced with Australian Ballet, inspired by Petipas archival notes and set to original music by Riccardo Drigo. In this two-act ballet, Harlequin fights for his true love, Columbine. Playful costumes and vivid sets create a charming tribute to the Italian commedia dellarte style, known for its slapstick humor and rollicking characters.