It’s been a whirlwind since before we even opened Giselle at the Kennedy Center! Our annual soirée with Jeté Society and Women’s Committee was dazzling and mysterious—our guests dressed for the occasion with AMAZING masks. Giselle was a beautiful success with graceful, ethereal, moving and emotional performances from ALL our amazing dancers. The opening night party hosted at District Commons was a remarkable evening where donors and special guests could mingle with our elated and hardworking dancers.
The corps de ballet set the mood perfectly and the Washington Post says it best:
"From their first entrance, when they barrel onstage with a headlong run that calls to mind a charging bull, they project a mercilessness that helps build suspense. Each bourree strikes so intently against the floor, and each arabesque is so rigid and precise, that a feeling builds in the pit of your stomach: Surely such an unforgiving flock will never let these men live"
Many thanks to Charla Genn for staging the choreography of Giselle with me, to Reggie Van Lee for underwriting a portion of Giselle, and to the dancers for their precision, grace and beauty. BRAVI!