As A Christmas Carol is to the theatre, so is The Nutcracker to the dance. It’s the perennially performed ballet that defines the holiday experience for many families — and provides a dependable revenue stream for many companies. A particular DC tradition these last many years has been Washington Ballet performing a production choreographed by […]
The Washington Ballet’s NEXTsteps: breathtaking, athletic, beguiling
Honest artistry is flourishing at the Washington Ballet these days and it was on delightful display Thursday night when the company opened NEXTsteps, a program of three world premieres that runs through Sunday at the Harman Center for the Arts. Of the three works, Reverence, choreographed by Jessica Lang, a former member of Twyla Tharp’s […]
The Washington Ballet’s 2019-2020 season offers the best of classical and contemporary works
The Washington Ballet’s 2019-2020 season promises to be an interesting mix of classical and contemporary ballets, and will without a doubt delight both hard-core traditionalists and dance lovers seeking adventurous contemporary works. The season runs from October 2019 through May 2020 at several venues across town. It will be artistic director Julie Kent’s fourth season […]
The Washington Ballet’s new Sleeping Beauty is both grand and intimate, a glittering success
The Washington Ballet’s new production of The Sleeping Beauty, running through Sunday at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater, is a breakthrough for D.C.’s hometown ballet company. It is also a study in high classicism. After two and a half years under the careful direction of Julie Kent and Victor Barbee, the dancers of the Washington […]
The Washington Ballet’s modern dance program shines a fresh light on venerable works
The Washington Ballet’s Contemporary Masters program, which opened Wednesday night at the Harman Center for the Arts and continues through Sunday, is a master class in late 20th Century modern dance works that is both thought-provoking and awfully fun to watch.
Review: The Washington Ballet presents three impressive world premieres
“With any new endeavor,” said Washington Ballet’s Artistic Director Julie Kent before Friday night’s performance, “there is an element of risk – and excitement.”
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