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Famed choreographer George Balanchine died in 1983, and three decades later, the founder of the New York City Ballet still casts a long shadow at the Kennedy Center. While current NYCB principal and Balanchine interpreter Tiler Peck wraps up her run in the musical Little Dancer at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater this weekend, former Balanchine muse Suzanne Farrell brings her eponymous company to the center’s Opera House. The dancers will interpret four pieces originally conceived by Balanchine, as well as one by Balanchine’s contemporary Jerome Robbins. The highlight of this weekend’s performances is the company’s premiere of Balanchine’s “Swan Lake,” a pared-down version of the classic ballet that clocks in at 36 minutes as opposed to two and a half hours. That leaves more time for the audience to enjoy shorter, brighter works, like Robbins’ “The Concert” (pictured), as foils to the heavy tragedy of “Swan Lake.” The Suzanne Farrell Ballet performs Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. $20–$95. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org.