Performances

Past Performance

March 22 - 24, 2018 Layla and Majnun

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Kennedy Center Opera House

Washington, D.C. — United States

Performance Times

March 22, 2018 7:30pm Post-performance discussion

March 23, 2018 7:30pm

March 24, 2018 1:30pm, 7:30pm

Press

“Layla and Majnun,” a classic Azerbaijani tale of young lovers and meddling parents, has been compared to “Romeo and Juliet.” In Mark Morris Dance Group’s production, which opened at the Kennedy Center Opera House on Thursday, the story is given lusciously sensuous form, with gentle, insistent music from the Silkroad Ensemble and two celebrated Azerbaijani singers, as well as the physical charge of Morris’s superb dancers.

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- The Washington Post
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