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Washington Ballet Director’s Cut performance

The Washington Ballet Presents Director's Cut

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - Sunday, February 28, 2016

Daring works by William Forsythe, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Septime Webre that redefine the boundaries of classical ballet come together in Director's Cut.

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The Washington Ballet
Septime Webre, artistic director

Director's Cut
Preview Night–Wednesday, Feb. 24; Opening Night–Thursday, Feb. 25

Daring works by William Forsythe, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Septime Webre which redefine the boundaries of classical ballet come together in Director's Cut

In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
Music: Thom Willems (1987)
Choreography: William Forsythe
Forsythe has been recognized for boldly regenerating the academic dance vocabulary by uniting classical ballet and modern dance into an uber choreography that both shocks and thrills audiences. Originally commissioned by Rudolf Nureyev, this piece was critically recognized as an instant masterpiece. Set to electronic music, this sleek and aggressive choroegraphy accelerates and reorients traditional theme and variations toward a dynamic 21st century art form.

PRISM
Music: Keith Jarrett "The Köln Concert"
Choreography: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa 
In PRISM, set to an iconic piano jazz improvisation by Keith Jarrett, Ochoa capitvates with exquisite and emotional movement that heightens appreciation and insight into an iconic jazz session.

State of Wonder
Music: J.S. Bach Goldberg Variations
Choreography: Septime Webre
State of Wonder features Septime Webre's witty collection of 32 intricate dance translations set to Bach's iconic Goldberg Variations, performed live.

Performance Timing: 2 hours and 10 minutes, including two 15-minute intermissions. 

NOTE: Single tickets go on sale at the Kennedy Center box office on Sunday, Sep. 6, 2015. Please direct inquiries about subscriptions and tickets to The Washington Ballet Ticket Services Office at (202) 362-3606, ext. 605.