By Lisa Traiger
More often than not, a dancer stumbles before she soars. Sarah Walborn breezed through her training years at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, spending summers at San Francisco Ballet School. After high school, she accepted SFB artistic director Helgi Tomasson’s offer to become a trainee, and by her second year was hired as a company apprentice. “I had a phenomenal time,” she says. “I really felt a connection to the company."
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Ballet (TWB) rocks into 2011 with Rock & Roll, a triple-threat, triple-bill at Sidney Harman Hall, running February 16 through 20. Featuring Christopher Bruce’s energetic and athletic Rooster, set to the music of the Rolling Stones; Trey McIntyre’s autobiographical High Lonesome, set to the music of Beck; and a revival of Artistic Director Septime Webre’s early hit Fluctuating Hemlines, accompanied by Robert “Tigger” Benford on a rock-tinged all-percussion original score, Rock & Roll celebrates the heart and soul of the company’s artists and a musical genre that continues to electrify the nation. Tickets to Rock & Roll start at only $20 and are available at harmancenter.org, at the Harman Center box office, or by calling 202.547.1122.
Note: The following was a published letter to the editor of the Washington Post on Friday, November 12, 2010
While Sarah Kaufman suggested that the Washington Ballet's recent production of "Romeo and Juliet" was, as the headline put it, "missing passion for perfection" [Style, Nov. 6], I think that Kaufman missed the point of ballet in general.
Outstanding Emerging Performer, Andile Ndlovu.
Outstanding Overall Production in a Large Venue for The Great Gatsby.
Outstanding Individual Performance for Ryan Johnson in The Great Gatsby.
Outstanding Individual Performance for Maki Onuki in Wunderland.
Categories include: Outstanding Individual Performance, Outstanding New Work, and Emerging Performer or Group
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