Audience Enrichment

Audience Enrichment

The Washington Ballet’s pre-show lectures, post-show discussions, and View Pointes lecture series are designed to give audiences a deeper understanding of our productions, the choreographers, and artists. Enhance your ballet experience through these initiatives!

BALANCHINE + ASHTON lecture with former New York Times chief dance critic, Alastair Macaulay

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Pre-Show Lectures

Pre-Show Lectures

BALANCHINE + ASHTON pre-show lecture with Dr. Natalie Rouland

Enhance your ballet experience by joining Dr. Natalie Rouland, The Washington Ballet’s Scholar in Residence, as she provides context and a historical perspective for what we bring to the stage.

Upcoming pre-show lectures:

Coppélia
May 13 & 14, 2020
6:30 – 7:00 PM
The Warner Theatre

Swan Lake
June 2020 – dates TBA

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Post-Show Discussions

Post-Show Discussions

BALANCHINE + ASHTON post-show discussion

Engage in a reflective conversation with the dancers at post-show discussions. Join us after the performance for a talk-back with some of the dancers and artistic staff to hear their thoughts on learning and performing these iconic ballets.

Upcoming post-show discussions:

Coppélia
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Immediately following the performance
The Warner Theatre

Swan Lake
June 2020 – date TBA

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View Pointes Lecture Series

View Pointes Lecture Series

Explore the world of ballet from a variety of perspectives at our View Pointes Lectures Series. This curated lecture series features nationally recognized speakers with different artistic perspectives on ballet, including choreographers, dancers, directors, répétiteurs, musicians, historians, and critics.

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