Posts Tagged ‘Septime Webre’

Arts Roundup: Broccoli Shots Edition

Plus: Septime Webre reflects on 17 years with the Washington Ballet.

Washington Ballet Names Julie Kent as New Artistic Director

She'll take over for outgoing director Septime Webre in July.

Arts Roundup: Rhizome Edition

Plus: A rescheduled BET Honors will take place in March.

Septime Webre to Leave Washington Ballet in June

The search for a new artistic director will begin immediately.

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, [...]