SOARING! That is what TWB’s dancers and patrons alike will be doing next season – soaring to the beauty of dance, flying high with the excitement of the season, and spiraling emotionally at the Ballet’s performances.
We’ve just announced the 2013.14 season and as excited as I am about our upcoming premiere of Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises and the fairy-tale magic of Cinderella, I’m thrilled by the depth, breadth and talent of our dancers and offerings. The new season is balanced with beloved and challenging classics and cutting-edge contemporary works.
We will open with one of my all-time favorite ballets, Giselle. I believe Maki and Brooklyn will be awe-inspiring in their interpretations of Giselle and Albrecht. We will also premiere a stunning NEW production of everyone’s favorite “boy who wouldn’t grow up” Peter Pan and will showcase our dancers in one of Balanchine’s most challenging works, Themes and Variations.
Did I mention contemporary? American music aficionados will be thrilled with The Jazz/Blues Project with Val Caniparoli’s Birds’ Nest performed to the jazz-licks of Charlie “Bird” Parker and Trey McIntyre’s Blue Until June which resonates to the music of Etta James brought resoundingly to life by DC’s own E. Faye Butler. We will also have a couple of world premieres, including one by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, whose Sueño de Marmol thrilled audiences last season during Noche Latina.
The Ballet will also be invaded by those “bad-boys” of Rock n’ Roll during British Invasion: The Beatles & The Stones. You’ll be dancing in your seats, or maybe in the aisles, during Trey McIntyre’s A Day in the Life and Christopher Bruce’s Rooster.
CLICK HERE for the entire season’s offerings. I hope you will join me in the theater for another season in which our dancers will excel and one that shows off their precision, athleticism and sheer beauty.