Posts Tagged ‘Septime Webre’

Local Arts Institutions Make Funnies for April Fools’ Day

But they can't fool us!

How Works from the American Art Museum Inspired the Sleepy Hollow Ballet

The Washington Ballet's latest premiere got its look from 19th-century paintings and modern sculpture.

Openings: “Exclamation Point” at The Fridge, Erica Rebollar’s “Space Junk”

It's definitely the holiday season in D.C., and if you can't tell just by walking outside, the arts will remind you: 'Tis the season for Christmas-themed ballets, plays, and exploding pine trees. But anyone who wants to skirt holiday cheer needn't stay at home.
Saturday, the Fridge's owner and director Alex Goldstein unveils his first solo show, "Exclamation [...]

The Washington Ballet’s ALICE (in wonderland): Worth the Obligatory Standing Ovation

You could say the standing ovation has lost some of its meaning. After all, just about any Kennedy Center show that's pretty decent or better can be relied on to bring folks to their feet.
But last night, the one the audience gave The Washington Ballet for its production of ALICE (in wonderland) felt utterly well-deserved. [...]

For Now, Live Music Returns to Washington Ballet’s Nutcracker

The Washington Ballet is bringing live music back to this year’s Nutcracker, thanks to a $250,000 gift by philanthropist Adrienne Arsht. The donation, reported by the Washington Post Tuesday and announced by TWB yesterday, ends a two-year layoff for Ballet musicians prompted by financial difficulties—most painfully, a million-dollar funding cut by the D.C. Council. As [...]

Yet Another Director for the Washington Ballet

Another year, another director for the Washington Ballet.  The company has announced that Peter Branch, current head of Georgetown Day School from 1996 to 2010, will be taking over for Russell Allen as executive director starting in June.  While leadership has been stable on the dance side under artistic director Septime Webre, on the business side, [...]

The Washington Ballet’s New Season: Not Just Girls in Tutus

The Washington Ballet revealed its 2011-2012 season today, and it looks pretty promising. The lineup includes a program featuring works by Twyla Tharp, a full-length ballet based on Alice in Wonderland, a mixed-repertory program titled ¡Noche Latina!, and another showing of last year’s acclaimed “The Great Gatsby.”
I’ve been impressed with the company over the past [...]

The Washington Ballet Rocks and Rolls Tonight and This Weekend

You have to hand it to the Washington Ballet. The 35-year-old company has been relentless in finding ways to shake off the “stodgy” label and appeal to the city’s vast swath of young professionals. Last year, their take on The Great Gatsby earned major kudos from reviewers and audiences for its athletic and charming dancing; [...]