April 3 – 7

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From April 3 -7, The Washington Ballet will present three never before seen works featuring choreography by former San Francisco Ballet soloist Dana Genshaft, American Ballet Theatre star Ethan Stiefel, and world renowned ballet choreographer Trey McIntyre at the Harman Center for the Arts.Three World Premieres reaffirms The Washington Ballet’s commitment to the creative process and original masterworks that define the future of ballet.

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Support the Women’s Committee Underwriting Campaign for Three World Premieres

Premier underwriting support for Three World Premieres provided by:

The Ted and Mary Jo Shen Charitable Gift Fund

Jane Rosenthal Cafritz

Additional major underwriting support provided by Virginia McGehee Friend, Nora and James Orphanides, Rick Kasten, Eric Richter, Princess Grace Foundation-USA, and The Women’s Committee of The Washington Ballet.

Wood Work

by Ethan Stiefel

Wood Work is set to music of The Danish String Quartet which will be performed live.

The choreography by American Ballet Theatre star Ethan Stiefel is comprised of seven movements. It is a story ballet that details the relationships of a small Nordic village community with a folksy feel. Dancers will wear both soft and pointe shoes.

Photo by XMB Photography

Shadow Lands

by Dana Genshaft

Shadow Lands by former San Francisco Ballet soloist Dana Genshaft is set to music by Mason Bates who serves as the first composer-in-residence at The Kennedy Center.

He was named Composer of the Year by Musical America in 2018. His piece entitled ‘Omnivorous Furniture’ is both electronic and symphonic. The dance showcases ballet technique with a splash of neo-classical that plays with angles, momentum and abstract movement to show that when broken pieces come together, the whole is better and stronger than when it is apart.

Photo by XMB Photography

Teeming Waltzes

by Trey McIntyre

Teeming Waltzes takes Strauss waltz music to another level. Long time choreographer, Trey McIntyre uses the theme of ball pits and bubbles and other geometric shapes that come from a circle to show that a shape can break a line in another way.

Four lead dancers and a corps of six women give a contemporary and athletic look and feel to a classical accompaniment. This new work will mark the debut of a new style for McIntyre who has been creating dances since 1989.

Photo by XMB Photography

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April 2019

Calendar for Three World Premieres

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Sidney Harman Hall

610 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20004 202.547.1122

Sidney Harman Hall

610 F St NW #1604, Washington, DC 20004, USA

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