From April 3 -7, The Washington Ballet presented 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.
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.
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.
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.