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Friday, May 17, 2019

The Washington Ballet’s 2019-2020 season offers the best of classical and contemporary works by Maria Di Mento

The Washington Ballet’s 2019-2020 season promises to be an interesting mix of classical and contemporary ballets, and will without a doubt delight both hard-core traditionalists and dance …

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Kennedy Center’s 2019-2020 Season of Ballet and Dance: An Embarrassment of Riches for Washington Dance Lovers by Maria Di Mento

The Kennedy Center’s 2019/2020 Ballet and Dance Season is an embarrassment of riches with seven of the world’s top ballet companies, and nine stellar modern and contemporary dance troupe…

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Review: Mariinsky Ballet’s Le Corsaire, a high-flying springtime treat by Maria Di Mento

Out of all the ballets in the classical cannon, Le Corsaire possesses one of the thinnest and most nonsensical plot lines around, but who cares. Lovers of classical dance have been flocking …

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Review: Balanchine, Peck, Abraham and Robbins: New York City Ballet enters a new era of hope and revived energy by Maria Di Mento

New York City Ballet returns to Washington this week for its annual visit to the Kennedy Center with two programs that include two works from the company’s legendary founder George Balanch…

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Washington Ballet’s new Sleeping Beauty is both grand and intimate, a glittering success by Maria Di Mento

The Washington Ballet’s new production of The Sleeping Beauty, running through Sunday at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater, is a breakthrough for D.C.’s hometown ballet company. …

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

American Ballet Theatre’s Harlequinade; a comedic ballet in grand style by Maria Di Mento

American Ballet Theatre’s production of Harlequinade, at the Kennedy Center through Sunday, transforms old-fashioned commedia dell’arte stock characters and situations into something ele…

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Royal Ballet’s production of Mayerling, a riveting exploration of dark obsession by Maria Di Mento

Opening today in major U.S. cinemas, The Royal Ballet’s production of Kenneth MacMillan’s riveting Mayerling is not for the faint of heart. It is also not recommended for children under …

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Washington Ballet’s modern dance program shines a fresh light on venerable works by Maria Di Mento

The Washington Ballet’s Contemporary Masters program, which opened Wednesday night at the Harman Center for the Arts and continues through Sunday, is a master class in late 20th Century mo…

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Dance Review: Deborah Colker’s Dog Without Feathers, enigmatic and beguiling by Maria Di Mento

Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker’s Dog Without Feathers (Cão Sem Plumas) at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater though Saturday is a small spectacle, but it’s a powerful spectac…

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