The Washington Ballet continues to champion the advancement and evolution of dance in the 21st century. NEXTsteps, The Washington Ballet’s 2020/21 closing performance, brings fresh, new ballets created on TWB dancers to the nation’s capital. With works by emerging and acclaimed choreographers Silas Farley, choreographer and former New York City Ballet dancer, Dana Genshaft, former San Francisco Ballet soloist and returning TWB choreographer, and Stanton Welch, Artistic Director of the Houston Ballet, energy and inspiration will abound from the studio, to the stage, and into the audience.
New works by Dana Genshaft and Silas Farley will premiere on Marquee TV on June 18, 2021.
Julie Kent on NEXTsteps:
“My favorite part of NEXTsteps is the surprise of it all…that there was nothing and then something is truly remarkable. These creative choreographers walk into the studio with a germ of an idea, and weeks later, a complete ballet emerges. Our dancers have the amazing opportunity to interpret, assimilate, and create; Their footprints create the blueprint for each of these pieces. For the entire lifespan of these ballets, they began with and are defined by us. It is all just so exciting.”
Werner Sonata by Silas Farley
Choreographer: Silas Farley
Director: Wes Culwell
Music title: Sonata for violin and piano
Music composed by: Kyle Werner
Music performed by: Glenn Sales and Regino Madrid
Dancers: Nardia Boodoo, Andile Ndlovu, Nicole Graniero, Oscar Sanchez, Katya Derechyna, Jessy Dick, EunWon Lee, Lucy Nevin, Sona Kharatian, Samara Rittinger, Alex Kramer, Stephen Nakagawa, Alex Pappajohn, Nicholas Cowden
Orpheus by Dana Genshaft
Choreographer: Dana Genshaft
Directed by: Dana Genshaft and Ryan Miller
Music composed and arranged by: Kamran Adib
Dancers: Andrea Allmon, Rafael Bejarano, Katherine Barkman, Adelaide Clauss, Gilles Delellio, Abigail Granlund, Ayano Kimura, Lope Lim, Audrey Malek, Ariel Martinez, Javier Morera, Helga Paris-Morales, Gian Carlo Perez, Rench Soriano