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It’s baroque music and strawberry fields forever with the Bach/Beatles Project, a world-premiere, two-part ballet honoring the music of legendary masters Johann Sebastian Bach and the Beatles. In the Washington Ballet’s production, the adventurous Septime Webre, artistic director, has choreographed Act One (“State of Wonder”) to Glenn Gould’s 1955 and 1981 piano interpretations of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations,” one of the composer’s most complicated and ambitious works written for the harpsichord. Creative counterpart Trey McIntyre, Washington Ballet choreographer-in-residence, has created a rockin’ and rollin’ Act Two (“Always, No, Sometimes”), set to a selection of pop favorites by the Fab Four, including “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,” “Mother Nature’s Son,” and “Got to Get You Into My Life.” The ballet is the first to be performed at the Kennedy Center by the Washington Ballet following a dancers’ strike that began in December and led to the cancellation of much of the Ballet’s Nutcracker schedule as well as two other programs. The show starts at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $19–$105. (202) 467-4600. (Patricia Murret)