The Washington Ballet
Septime Webre, artistic director
Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises
Choreography by Septime Webre
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 American journalist Jake Barnes, a member of the "lost generation" of 1920s American expatriates, from the seedy café life of Paris's Left Bank to the thrilling "running of the bulls" in Pamplona, Spain. 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.
Performance Timing: Approximately 2 hours: Act I - 57 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Act II - 41 min.
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