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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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.

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

Wood Work

by Ethan Stiefel

Stiefel’s Wood Work was not only my favorite of the three world premieres, it’s an accomplished ballet that I’d like to see again and hope TWB repeats. The dancers looked fabulous, composed and yet joyfully springy. Stiefel’s choreographic skills shined through in this one.

Critical Dance, Carmel Morgan

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. The abstract, vibrant and sometimes rustic ballet evokes the atmosphere of a small Nordic village community. Dancers will wear both soft and pointe shoes.

The Washington Ballet in Ethan Stiefel’s Wood Work. Photo by Victoria Pickering for IGDC.

 

Casting for Ethan Stiefel’s Wood Work:

Wednesday, April 3, 7:30PM
Ayano Kimura
Brittany Stone
Nicole Graniero
Ashley Murphy
Jessy Dick
Alexandros Pappajohn
Rolando Sarabia
Gilles Delellio
Corey Landolt
Oscar Sanchez

Thursday, April 4, 7:30PM
Esmiana Jani
Kateryna Derechyna
Maki Onuki
Sarah Steele
Stephanie Sorota
Andile Ndlovu
Tamás Krizsa
Gian Carlo Perez
Dan Roberge
Alex Kramer

Friday, April 5, 7:30PM
Esmiana Jani
Kateryna Derechyna
Maki Onuki
Sarah Steele
Stephanie Sorota
Andile Ndlovu
Tamás Krizsa
Gian Carlo Perez
Dan Roberge
Alex Kramer

Saturday, April 6, 1:30PM
Ayano Kimura
Brittany Stone
Nicole Graniero
Ashley Murphy
Jessy Dick
Alexandros Pappajohn
Rolando Sarabia
Gilles Delellio
Corey Landolt
Oscar Sanchez

Saturday, April 6, 7:30PM
Esmiana Jani
Kateryna Derechyna
Maki Onuki
Sarah Steele
Stephanie Sorota
Andile Ndlovu
Tamás Krizsa
Gian Carlo Perez
Dan Roberge
Alex Kramer

Sunday, April 7, 1:30PM
Ayano Kimura
Brittany Stone
Nicole Graniero
Ashely Murphy
Jessy Dick
Alexandros Pappajohn
Rolando Sarabia
Gilles Delellio
Corey Landolt
Oscar Sanchez

Shadow Lands

by Dana Genshaft

With her thoroughly enjoyable “Shadow Lands,” the former San Francisco Ballet soloist put forth a vision of ballet form that’s futuristic and fresh.

Sarah Kaufman, The Washington Post

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.

The Washington Ballet in Dana Genshaft’s Shadow Lands. Photo by Victoria Pickering for IGDC.

 

Casting for Dana Genshaft’s Shadow Lands:

Wednesday, April 3, 7:30PM
Javier Morera
Katherine Barkman
Tamás Krizsa
Sona Kharatian
Masanori Takiguchi
Maki Onuki
Stephanie Sorota
Alex Kramer
Gilles Delellio
Alexa Torres

Thursday, April 4, 7:30PM
Andile Ndlovu
Katherine Barkman
Gian Carlo Perez
Kateryna Derechyna
Dan Roberge
Tamako Miyazaki
Victoria Arrea
Corey Landolt
Gilles Delellio
Alexa Torres

Friday, April 5, 7:30PM
Javier Morera
Katherine Barkman
Gian Carlo Perez
Kateryna Derechyna
Dan Roberge
Tamako Miyazaki
Victoria Arrea
Corey Landolt
Gilles Delellio
Alexa Torres

Saturday, April 6, 1:30PM
Andile Ndlovu
Katherine Barkman
Tamás Krizsa
Sona Kharatian
Masanori Takiguchi
Maki Onuki
Stephanie Sorota
Alex Kramer
Gilles Delellio
Alexa Torres

Saturday, April 6, 7:30PM
Andile Ndlovu
Katherine Barkman
Gian Carlo Perez
Kateryna Derechyna
Dan Roberge
Tamako Miyazaki
Victoria Arrea
Corey Landolt
Gilles Delellio
Alexa Torres

Sunday, April 7, 1:30PM
Javier Morera
Katherine Barkman
Tamás Krizsa
Sona Kharatian
Masanori Takiguchi
Maki Onuki
Stephanie Sorota
Alex Kramer
Gilles Delellio
Alexa Torres

Teeming Waltzes

by Trey McIntyre

May the wonderful, wacky ball pit in Trey McIntyre’s new ballet remain his alone, an inimitable choreographic device that in his hands produces pure joy.

Sarah Kaufman, The Washington Post

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.

The set and costume concept and design is by the Washington, DC creative powerhouse, Design Army.

Dan Roberge and Andile Ndlovu in Trey McIntyre’s Teeming Waltzes. Photo by Victoria Pickering for IGDC.

 

Casting for Trey McIntyre’s Teeming Waltzes:

Wednesday, April 3, 7:30PM
Alex Kramer
Corey Landolt
Sona Kharatian
Tamás Krizsa
Tamako Miyazaki
Victoria Arrea
Stephanie Sorota
Kimberly Cilento
Sarah Steele
Kateryna Derechyna

Thursday, April 4, 7:30PM
Dan Roberge
Andile Ndlovu
Maki Onuki
Tobias Praetorius
Ayano Kimura
Ashley Murphy
Nicole Graniero
Esmiana Jani
Adelaide Clauss
Brittany Stone

Friday, April 5, 7:30PM
Alex Kramer
Corey Landolt
Maki Onuki
Tobias Praetorius
Ayano Kimura
Ashley Murphy
Nicole Graniero
Esmiana Jani
Adelaide Clauss
Brittany Stone

Saturday, April 6, 1:30PM
Dan Roberge
Andile Ndlovu
Sona Kharatian
Tamás Krizsa
Tamako Miyazaki
Victoria Arrea
Stephanie Sorota
Kimberly Cilento
Sarah Steele
Kateryna Derechyna

Saturday, April 6, 7:30PM
Alex Kramer
Corey Landolt
Maki Onuki
Tobias Praetorius
Ayano Kimura
Ashley Murphy
Nicole Graniero
Esmiana Jani
Adelaide Clauss
Brittany Stone

Sunday, April 7, 1:30PM
Dan Roberge
Andile Ndlovu
Sona Kharatian
Tamás Krizsa
Tamako Miyazaki
Victoria Arrea
Stephanie Sorota
Kimberly Cilento
Sarah Steele
Kateryna Derechyna

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