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- Metropolitan Opera House
October 15, 2013; October 19, 2013; October 23, 2013 7:30pm
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A ballet about the transforming power of love, George Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream, is based on William Shakespeare's comedy about the romantic adventures and misadventures, quarrels and reunitings, of two pairs of mortal lovers and the king and queen of the fairies. The ballet, through its themes of reality versus illusion, change versus constancy, displays love in all its guises.
In the first act there are dances of unrequited love and love that is reconciled. There is a pas de deux for the Fairy Queen, Titania and Bottom, who has been turned into an Ass -- a perfect illustration in dance of the old proverb, "love is blind."http://www.newyorkcitytheatre.com/theaters/davidhkochtheater/new-york-city-ballet-a-midsummer-nights-dream.php
Witness the power of love in Balanchine's classic adaption