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Scottish Ballet Bringing Streetcar to Kennedy Center

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#1 abatt


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:04 AM

Scottish Ballet

A Streetcar Named Desire (Salem/Lopez Ochoa)

May 28-30, 2015

Opera House





Sounds interesting.  I wonder if they will stop in NYC.  If not, I may need to make the trip to DC, although it will conflict w. NYCB and ABT spring seasons.

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 09:11 PM

If you see this, please report back here -- we've seen several of her works here in Seattle, but I'm very curious to know more about what she would do with such a familiar narrative.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 07:25 AM

So far no announcements regarding a New York City appearance for this work.  However, a little internet research revealed that before going to DC, Streetcar will play in Chicago and in Pittsburgh during May 2015.  Based on that, I suspect there may be a stop in NYC too.

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 08:45 AM

I just received this $25.00 ticket offer for KenCen performances:

The Kennedy Center is offering tickets at the special price of $25.00 on select orchestra seating for the Thursday, May 28th and Friday, May 29th performances of Scottish Ballets A Streetcar Named Desire.

You can click the link below and your discount will appear automatically. If you call or stop by the Box Office for the discount, be sure to mention Offer Number "202881." See you at the Kennedy Center!


Kennedy Center Debut
Scottish Ballet
Christopher Hampson, Artistic Director

with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

A Streetcar Named Desire
Choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Direction by Nancy Meckler
Music and Sound by Peter Salem
Design by Niki Turner
Lighting by Tim Mitchell
Based on the play of the same name by Tennessee Williams
Presented through special arrangement with The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee

"Marvelously inventive staging! Draws expertly and seamlessly from a range of dance styles, never straying far from classical ballet, in a manner that flaunts the dramatic and technical flair of this handsome company"
--The Huffington Post

--The Times-Picayune

"Brilliantly bold and sensitive a new ballet of truly tragic proportions."
--The Daily Telegraph

PRINCIPAL CASTING (Blanche, Stella, Stanley) subject to change
Eve Mutso, Sophie Martin, Erik Cavallari -- Thu.-Sat., May 28-30 at 7:30 p.m.
Araminta Wraith, Bethany Kingsley-Garner, Christopher Harrison -- Sat., May 30 at 1:30 p.m.

In its Kennedy Center debut, Scottish Ballet makes a splash with a sexy, dynamic new take on the beloved American literary masterpiece, Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire.

Dedicated to strong classical technique, Scottish Ballet isn't afraid to take on groundbreaking modern pieces. A contemporary ballet company that specializes in the seminal 20th century canon, they also perform classic full-length story ballets, making them relevant for today's audience.

To celebrate the 65th anniversary of the play, Scottish Ballet collaborated with renowned film and theater director Nancy Meckler (Royal Shakespeare Company) and choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa to create a vibrant fusion of drama and dance set to a specially commissioned jazz-inspired score by Peter Salem.

Trying to leave a troubled past behind her, fading Southern belle Blanche DuBois moves into her sister Stella's New Orleans apartment. Stella's brutish husband Stanley sees that Blanche is not what she appears to be, and sets out to destroy her. The New Orleans Times-Picayune praised the production, saying "before a stunned and silenced house of 2,200 theater goers, the Scottish Ballet showed the depths of its roster and the dramatic savvy of the team that assembled the project."

This performance contains mature content and is recommended for age 16 and up.

Performance Timing: Act I - 60 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Act II - 40 min.

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