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    1. THE WASHINGTON BALLET IS TAKING FLIGHT Elizabeth Chu 01-May-2014
    2. THE WASHINGTON BALLET PRESENTS PETER PAN Elizabeth Chu 15-Apr-2014
    3. Rooster Elizabeth Chu 06-Mar-2014
    4. Soaring from Jazz/Blues to a BRITISH INVASION Elizabeth Chu 20-Feb-2014
    5. It's a New Year Elizabeth Chu 09-Jan-2014


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    Thursday, May 01, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Ballet (TWB) and Artistic Director Septime Webre are pleased to announce the 2014.15 Performance Season, a bold season which includes the world premiere of Sleepy Hollow, MASTERWORKS, ALICE (in wonderland), Tour-de-Force: Serenade, The Nutcracker, and for the first time in The Washington Ballet’s history, Swan Lake. READ THE FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE.  
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    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Ballet (TWB) continues soaring through the 2013.14 season with Artistic Director Septime Webre’s dazzling adventure and whimsical production of the high flying, classic adventure tale, Peter Pan. The production opens with a preview on April 16 and runs April 17 through 27, 2014 at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Eisenhower Theater.
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    Thursday, March 06, 2014

    Rooster is inspired by The Rolling Stones’ music I grew up with, and is a celebration of those days. It casts an ironic eye on the sixties and the attitudes of the times including, I have to say, the rather chauvinistic mentality of most young men during my teenage years. This is why I have created the analogy between the strutting cockerel with his fine feathers and the man dressed up to go out on the town. I should add that the women do hold their own against the male posturing, occasionally taking pleasure in bringing them down to earth. 
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    Thursday, February 20, 2014

    Brrrr! It’s cold outside but a little snow hasn’t stopped us from an incredibly successful run of The Jazz/Blues Project at the Harman Center or from celebrating a HOT Noche de Pasión at the Colombian Ambassador’s Residence. In addition to some rave reviews (here, here and here), check out these GORGEOUS photos:

     
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    Thursday, January 09, 2014

    Hey Y’all! Hope everyone is enjoying the New Year so far. December went by like a whirlwind full of sugar plums, mushrooms, snow angels, clowns, nutcrackers and Shirley MacLaine. Wait, what? Yes, the incredible, wonderful, amazing Shirley MacLaine paid her ballet alma mater a visit. As a youth Ms. MacLaine studied at The Washington School of Ballet under legendary founder Mary Day. Ms. MacLaine, who was in town for the Kennedy Center Honors, took a walk down memory lane and toured the studios, answered questions and talked about about how the dedication to excellence, discipline and hard work she learned while studying under Ms. Day contributed to her later success as an actress, dancer, writer and more. 
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    Friday, November 22, 2013

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Immediately following the December 15 matinee performance of Septime Webre’s The Nutcracker, The Washington Ballet (TWB) hosts the 34th annual Nutcracker Tea Party at the Willard InterContinental Hotel. This year’s event is chaired by Jean-Marie Fernandez and Jamie Dorros. READ FULL PRESS RELEASE. 
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    Friday, November 22, 2013

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Ballet (TWB) working with USO Metropolitan Washington, Ft. Belvoir Warrior Transition Unit and Walter Reed Hospital will host a group of 750 service members and their families at The Nutcracker on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at7PM the Warner Theatre. READ FULL PRESS RELEASE
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    Friday, November 22, 2013

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Washington Ballet (TWB) presents FAMILY DAY, a ballet experience custom-built for family fun where children of all ages discover what it takes to create everyone’s favorite The Nutcracker. TWB’s Artistic Director and The Nutcracker choreographer, Septime Webre leads a fun-filled event on Sunday, December 8 at the historic Warner Theatre prior to the 1PM performance. READ FULL PRESS RELEASE 
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    Thursday, November 21, 2013

    Is it Christmas yet?

    TWB's halls are filled with parading toy soldiers, scurrying mice, and frolicking clowns, mushrooms, butterflies and woodland creatures. My heartbeat rises and falls to the cadence of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker music and the thumping of pointe shoes on the Harlequin Studio floors. 
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    Thursday, November 07, 2013

    It’s been a whirlwind since before we even opened Giselle at the Kennedy Center! Our annual soirée with Jeté Society and Women’s Committee was dazzling and mysterious—our guests dressed for the occasion with AMAZING masks. Giselle was a beautiful success with graceful, ethereal, moving and emotional performances from ALL our amazing dancers. The opening night party hosted at District Commons was a remarkable evening where donors and special guests could mingle with our elated and hardworking dancers.  
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