Washington Ballet Presents Where the Wild Things Are, a Ballet for the Whole Family
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The last date listed for Where the Wild Things Are was Sunday November 4, 2007 / 5:30pm.
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This was a wonderful event. My daughter who is 11 enjoyed it immensely, as did I. The choreographer came out before the production, along with the dancers, and explained in colorful and imaginative detail the pas de deux, and the nature of...continued
The Washington Ballet (TWB) will kick off its lively 2007-2008 Family Series with Where the Wild Things Are at Washington’s historic Warner Theatre. The ballet will bring to life Maurice Sendak’s best-selling story through innovative choreography by TWB Artistic Director Septime Webre, a specially commissioned score, and dazzling 10-foot-tall puppets. “I am thrilled to be returning to this classic tale by my good friend and collaborator Maurice Sendak,” says Webre. “This program is sure to capture the imaginations of audiences young and old.”
Preceding the show will be a 30-minute “Kids Gala!”
About the Ticket Supplier: The Washington Ballet
Originally founded as The Washington School of Ballet in 1944 by legendary ballet pioneer Mary Day and incorporated as a professional company in 1976, The Washington Ballet (TWB) is one of the pre-eminent ballet organizations in the United States. TWB built an international reputation presenting bold works by choreographers from around the world, including Choo San Goh, Christopher Wheeldon, Mark Morris, Twyla Tharp and Nacho Duato, as well as Neoclassical masterworks and fresh staging of 19th century classics. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Septime Webre and Managing Director Arthur Espinoza, Jr., TWB has embraced a three-part mission: ensuring excellence in its professional performance company; growing the next generation of dancers through its Washington School of Ballet; and serving the community in which it resides through robust community engagement programs.