Picked by: Heather Desaulniers

Why: The best narrative ballets are adapted from multi-faceted stories with flawed characters and complicated relationships. But, relatability is also important in plot-based dance. Set in a relatively recent time, The Great Gatsby is more recognizable to its audience than the typical full-length ballet.

Event listing on the Kennedy Center website:

The Washington Ballet returns to the splendor of the Jazz Age and the frivolity of the Roaring Twenties through Artistic Director Septime Webre’s re-imagining of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s passionate, thought-provoking, and complex work.

* Feb 24 – 28, 2010
* Eisenhower Theater
* $20.00 – $125.00

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