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Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises

May 8-12, 2013

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Following on the success of The Great Gatsby, The Washington Ballet unveils a new ballet based on Ernest Hemingway’s American classic, The Sun Also Rises. Considered by many to be his finest novel, the story follows an American journalist, Jake Barnes a member of the “lost generation” of 1920s American expatriates from the seedy café life of Paris’ Left Bank to the thrilling “running of the bulls” at the Pamplona festival. Through the extraordinary vision and choreography of Septime Webre, this newest exploration into the American literary canon will capture the imagination of dance lovers everywhere.

Music: William "Billy" Novick
Choreography: Septime Webre
Libretto: Karen Zacarias and Septime Webre
Set Design: Hugh Landwehr
Costume Design: Helen Q. Huang
Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor
Projection Design: Aaron Rhyne
Puppet Design: Eric Van Wyk
Costume Production Manager: Jennifer Dasher
Costume Design Assistants: Kelsey Hunt and Robert Croghan


Performance Dates and Times:

Wednesday, May 8 at 7:30PM (Preview Night)
Thursday, May 9 at 7:30PM (Opening Night)
Friday, May 10 at 7:30PM
Saturday, May 11 at 1:30PM & 7:30PM
Sunday, May 12 at 1:30PM & 7:30PM