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Howard University's Dance Arts Program to Present Two Works with Washington Ballet, 10/30

WASHINGTON, D.C. -The Washington Ballet (TWB) is pleased to announce that Howard University's Dance Arts Program will present two works in its upcoming studio company performance, theNEWmovement: Balanchine & Beyond. This energetic exploration of works by George Balanchine explores the dance legend's influence on generations of choreographers. The program will include Balanchine's classic Serenade; Septime Webre's Fluctuating Hemlines and his first ballet, D-Construction; TWB Company dancer Tamás Krizsa's piece Resonance; and two works by Howard University's Dance Arts Program: Keuchen and SHOOK.

"It's wonderful to collaborate with Howard University's Dance Arts Program and work with new artists who lend fresh perspectives," says The Washington Ballet's Artistic Director Septime Webre. "This collaboration is also an opportunity to further the mission of our Diversity Initiative, Let's Dance Together, to present diverse repertoire, dancers and choreographers throughout the season."

Howard University's Dance Arts Program will present Keuchen, set to the music of J.S. Bach played by Glenn Gould, Goldberg Variations and choreographed by Royce Zackery; as well as SHOOK, set to the music of Nills Sheker with a voice-over by Tupac Shakur and choreographed by Jennifer Archibald.

Tamás Krizsa's work, Resonance is set to the music of several artists and explores the effects of environmental surroundings on humans.

Septime Webre's Fluctuating Hemlines is set to the music of Tigger Benford and is rumination on humans' more animalistic tendencies, while his D-Construction, set to the music of John Cage, showcases the athleticism of four men.

theNEWmovement: Balanchine & Beyond will premiere at The Washington Ballet's England Studio Theater on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31 , 7PM, at 3515 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20016. Performances are presented in collaboration with affiliates Howard University Dance Arts Program and The International Association of Blacks in Dance.

Septime Webre's Fluctuating Hemlines is set to the music of Tigger Benford and is rumination on humans' more animalistic tendencies, while his D-Construction, set to the music of John Cage, showcases the athleticism of four men.



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