Championing the relevance and advancement of dance in the 21st century, The Washington Ballet continues its commitment to the creative process. The Washington Ballet’s 2019.20 Season opener, NEXTsteps – a program debuting new, never-before-seen ballets in the heart of the nation’s capital – features works by emerging and acclaimed choreographers Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, John Heginbotham, and Jessica Lang. NEXTsteps supports the evolution of both ballet and the dancer, and celebrates the evolving beauty and resonating power of our art.
Julie Kent on NEXTsteps:
NEXTsteps reflects the voices and works of our time. It is the responsibility of the leaders of our art form to allow for the development of new works and to steward ballet into the 21st century. Creating new works of art is an exciting, creative, and collaborative process for the choreographers, dancers, and community and I’m excited to see this initiative grow and evolve.