John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Sleepy Hollow: Ballet and American Art
January 31, 2015
1pm – 4pm
Join The Washington Ballet’s dancers and Artistic Director Septime Webre for an exciting collaboration with Smithsonian American Art Museum in the Kogod Courtyard. Enjoy performances of never-before-seen excerpts from the upcoming world premiere of Sleepy Hollow, a full length ballet based on Washington Irving’s classic American ghost story and inspired by Smithsonian American Art Museum’s celebrated collection of art from the Hudson River School. Expect interactive sessions about the creation of this new ballet, including in-depth discussions about the choreography, original costume and set design and the creation of an original musical score. Participate in family friendly events, such as meeting professional dancers, ticket giveaways and raffles, designing pointe shoes and navigating the museum in an interactive scavenger hunt. Conclude by journeying on a self-guided tour of Sleepy Hollow-inspired American art through the museum. This is a free event for the public.
The Washington Ballet is proud to partner with the Historic Hudson Valley and offer a 4-pack of passes to Washington Irving's Sunnyside in Hudson Valley, NY. Attend the FREE event at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on Saturday, January 31 and enter to win 4 passes to Sunnyside. More information about Washington Irving's Sunnyside here: www.hudsonvalley.org/historic-sites/washington-irvings-sunnyside.