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Friday, February 11, 2011

By Lisa Traiger
Ballet is dedicated to structure, technique and tradition. Rock-and-roll suggests freedom and rebellion, experimentation and immediacy. The marriage of the two is what makes the Washington Ballet's upcoming triple bill at Sidney Harman Hall so intriguing.

"Ballet's roots are in form and make a statement about harmony in our world," said Septime Webre, the company's artistic director. "But ballet is also a language . . . pliable enough to express stories about a swan princess and also reflect our contemporary lives, including the subversive thoughts that led to rock-and-roll."

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