Sunday, February 1, 2009

Washington in Love: The Washington Ballet: Highland Fling

Last year I did a Valentine's Day Gift Guide, but this year I wanted to do something a little different. Starting today, I'm counting down 14 Valentine-related events happening around D.C. Check back each day to see fun ways to spend the holiday, and even some ways to make the whole week leading up to February 14th all about love.

First up, The Washington Ballet: Highland Fling

Description from the Kennedy Center: A tour of the British Isles, this program pairs August Bournonville's masterpiece La Sylphide with Lila York's exuberant runaway hit Celts, both company premieres for The Washington Ballet. Set in the Scottish highlands, La Sylphide is the tragically romantic tale of love lost originally choreographed by the Danish master in 1836 after the 1832 original. TWB artists will delve into a magical and mysterious realm as they revisit this historic work. Capping off each performance will be Celts, an effervescent work set to lively Irish music by the Chieftains.

Performances are February 11-15 and tickets are $20-$120.

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