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You know some of Carmina Burana even if you don’t recognize the name: One movement of the operatic cantata, “O Fortuna,” is used to heighten the drama in movies like Jackass and commercials for Domino’s. The entire work, 24 movements in all, also provides the score for a ballet choreographed by Septime Webre, the artistic director of Washington Ballet, which will perform the piece for the first time in 10 years. The music, performed by 80 members of the Cathedral Choral Society and 20 members of the Arlington Children’s Chorus, celebrates springtime, love, youth, and beauty—qualities that a ballet company performing in April should have in excess. Contemporary mixes with classical in this program, as Washington Ballet dancers also perform George Balanchine’s “Theme and Variations.” Set to music by Tchaikovsky, Balanchine’s choreography nods to famous Russian ballets like Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty, but it is also famously very technical. Mikhail Baryshnikov called it the most difficult piece he ever danced. The ballet runs April 13 to 17 at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $32.35–$130. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org.