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About TWB Welcomes

Guest artists and additional repertoire to be announced. Featuring The Washington Ballet Orchestra.

Serenade

Choreography by George Balanchine

Music by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

George Balanchine’s timeless Serenade is the first ballet he choreographed in 1934 after he arrived in America. This classic work, set to Tchaikovsky’s lyrical and dramatic Serenade for Strings in C Op. 48, continues to move audiences with its emotional and inherent narrative. “Many people think there is a concealed story in the ballet” wrote Balanchine. “There is not. The only story is the music’s story, a serenade, a dance, if you like, in the light of the moon.”

Bolero

Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky

Music by Maurice Ravel

A vibrant and playful work for 6 dancers. This reflection on modern society and its pressures reveal our inner demons and struggle.

SOMBRERISIMO

Choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

Music by Banda Ionica, Titi Robin

A ballet created quite simply for six men … and a bowler hat in an exploration of self-identity and set to swirling flamenco guitar and raucous Spanish rap.

Les Sylphides

Choreography by Michel Fokine

Music by Frédéric Chopin

A one-act romantic reverie that is in the repertory of nearly every company in the world.

Photo Credit: The Washington Ballet by Dean Alexander

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