The Washington Ballet presents Three World Premieres of three never before seen works featuring choreography by former San Francisco Ballet soloist Dana Genshaft, American Ballet Theatre star Ethan Stiefel and world renowned ballet choreographer Trey McIntyre at the Shakespeare Theatre’s Sidney Harman Hall from April 3 through April 7.
“Three World Premieres reaffirms The Washington Ballet’s commitment to the creative process and original masterworks that define the future of ballet,” notes the event brief.
Shadow Lands by Genshaft is set to music by Mason Bates who serves as the first composer-in-residence at The Kennedy Center.
Wood Work by Stiefel is set to music of The Danish String Quartet which will be performed live. Comprising seven movements, “the abstract, vibrant and sometimes rustic ballet evokes the atmosphere of a small Nordic village community.”
Teeming Waltzes by McIntyre takes Strauss waltz music to another level, according to the event brief. McIntyre uses the theme of “ball pits and bubbles and other geometric shapes that come from a circle to show that a shape can break a line in another way.” Washington, D.C. creative powerhouse Design Army has created the set and costume concept for this performance.
Main underwriting support for Three World Premieres is provided by the Ted and Mary Jo Shen Charitable Gift Fund and Jane Rosenthal Cafritz. Additional underwriting support is granted by Virginia McGehee Friend, Nora and James Orphanides, Rick Kasten, Eric Richter, Princess Grace Foundation-USA, and The Women’s Committee of The Washington Ballet.
Tickets are available here for $25-$100.