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2012.2013 season

FROM SEPTIME

Join me for The Washington Ballet’s 2012.13 Season, SEDUCTION. Like the Sirens of yore, we are deliberately setting out to tempt you with the most sensuous, sublime and provocative dance in a mix of the new, the recent, the unfamiliar and the classic. Our season expands to five subscription programs accented by explorations into classical literature with the world premieres of Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises and David Palmer’s Dangerous Liaisons and the company premiere of Michael Pink’s Dracula. On the occasion of the Presidential inauguration, we are planning our first Tour-de-Force gala-style performance program, Stars and Stripes with George Balanchine’s exuberantly patriotic ballet as the centerpiece. You will also experience the company premiere of Elaine Kudo’s quartet Opposites Distract, the return of Edwaard Liang’s intoxicating Wunderland, and one of ballet’s most beautifully romantic stories, Cinderella. Families will be delighted by a wonderful mix of classical ballet with Peter and the Wolf and The Nutcracker, the fairy tale magic of Cinderella, and a special gala performance evening, Stars and Stripes/ KIDS, showcasing The Washington Ballet Studio Company and special guests from our celebrated Washington School of Ballet. While renewing, I encourage you to secure your seats for our ever-popular holiday classic, The Nutcracker, or enhance your ballet experience by adding on our exclusive behind-the-scene series, inthewings, to your subscription order. Enticing journeys, irresistible productions and enthralling dance—subscription renewal today ensures that you will have the best seats in the theater for what promises to bea seduction of the senses.

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FIVE SERIES Dracula

Company Premiere October 24-November 4, 2012

L’Amour (love, baby) World Premieres February 13-17, 2013

Tour-de-Force: Stars & Stripes Company Premiere February 21-24, 2013

Cinderella

March 20-24, 2013

Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises World Premiere May 8-12, 2013

F A M I LY S E R I E S The Nutcracker

December 1 & 2, 2012

Stars & Stripes/KIDS February 23, 2013

Cinderella I look forward to seeing you at the Ballet!

March 23 & 24, 2013

Peter and the Wolf May 18 & 19, 2013

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Septime Webre Artistic Director

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D R A CU L A (Company Premiere) October 24 – November 4, 2012 Eisenhower Theater The Kennedy Center Two Week Engagement! Wed., OCT 24. 7:30PM (Preview) Thu., OCT 25, 7:30PM (Opening) Fri., OCT 26, 7:30PM Sat., OCT 27, 1:30 & 7:30PM Sun., OCT 28, 1:30 & 7:30PM Non-subscriber performances: OCT 31, NOV 1, 2, 3m, 3, 4m One of the entertainment events of the year, The Washington Ballet presents Michael Pink’s chilling blockbuster Dracula. This wildly theatrical and voluptuous ballet is a breathtaking story of passion, yearning, cruelty and sacrifice. Dracula stakes its claim as this Halloween’s most thrilling adventure. Pink’s Count Dracula is a mesmerizing seducer of the darkest order, providing a fresh interpretation of one of Western culture’s most haunting stories. Director/Choreographer Michael Pink Composer Philip Feeney Designers Lez Brotherston and Paul Pyant Pictured MAKI ONUKI & LUIS R. TORRES

A ballet to sink your teeth into… “The drop-dead gorgeous duet for Dracula and Harker at the climax of Act One left me and the stranger beside me gasping, ‘Wow, unbelievable!’” Milwaukee Express

L’A M O U R ( L ove , B A B Y ) February 13–17, 2013 Sidney Harman Hall, The Harman Center Wed., FEB 13, 7:30PM (Preview) Thu., FEB 14, 7:30PM (Opening) Fri., FEB 15, 7:30PM Sat., FEB 16, 2:30 & 7:30PM Sun., FEB 17, 1 & 6PM From three of today’s most exciting choreographers come stories about the many aspects of love. Dangerous Liaisons by TWB’s David Palmer is a high stakes game of opulent lust, passion and betrayal as only 18th century French aristocrats can play. Set to Vivaldi’s lush Four Seasons, the Marquise challenges Valmont to seduce an innocent girl before she marries. Set to an alluring score by Philip Glass, Edwaard Liang’s dazzling Wunderland evokes amyriad of feelings, especially longing, through its incredibly passionate partnerings. And, soon to be announced, an exciting world premiere on the theme of love by one of the ballet world’s up-and-coming choreographers. Dangerous Liaisons (World Premiere) Choreography David Palmer Music Antonio Vivaldi Wunderland Choreography Edwaard Liang Music Philip Glass World Premiere TBA Pictured EMILY ELLIS & JARED NELSON

TantalizingLY romantic and wicked aspects of love…it will leave you breathless. “One audience member whispered that she could hardly breathe the entire time, and I concur that Wunderland was totally intriguing.” The New York Times

( LOVE, BABY )

TOUR- DE -FORCE : S TAR S &STRIPES February 21–24, 2013 Sidney Harman Hall, The Harman Center Thu., FEB 21, 7:30PM (Preview) Fri., FEB 22, 7:30PM (Opening) Sat., FEB 23, 7:30PM Sun., FEB 24, 1 & 6PM With its first Tour-de-Force showcase of classical and contemporary works, The Washington Ballet pays tribute to the Presidential inaugural season. Experience magnificent excerpts of classical ballets (Le Corsaire and Don Quixote) and contemporary masterpieces (Cor Perdut and Opposites Distract). Set to the marches of Washington-born John Philip Sousa, the evening’s centerpiece, Balanchine’s exuberantly patriotic Stars and Stripes, contains as much pure dance as many full-length ballets. Mixed Program Excerpts from Le Corsaire, Don Quixote and more Cor Perdut Choreography Nacho Duato Music M. J. Berberian Opposites Distract (Company Premiere) Choreography Elaine Kudo Music Ottmar Leibert Stars and Stripes (Company Premiere) Choreography George Balanchine Music John Philip Sousa Pictured MAKI ONUKI & JONATHAN JORDAN

A virtuosic extravaganza of show-stopping dance!

“(The Washington Ballet’s) Cinderella a marker of success.” The Washington Times

Be seduced by the world’s most romantic fairy-tale.

CINDERELLA March 20–24, 2013 Eisenhower Theater, The Kennedy Center Wed., MAR 20, 7:30PM (Preview) Thu., MAR 21, 7:30PM (Opening) Fri., MAR 22, 7:30PM Sat., MAR 23, 1:30 & 7:30PM Sun., MAR 24, 1:30 & 7:30PM A spectacle for all ages, Septime Webre’s Cinderella combines magnificent beauty, ravishing costumes and Prokofiev’s ultra-lush score to retell this popular romance of a poor girl whose fairy godmother helps her win the love of a Prince. Storytelling at its finest—magic pumpkins, evil step-sisters and handsome courtiers in a swirling mirrored ballroom scene from Versailles. Crackling with wit, lavish costumes and dazzling dancing, Cinderella will sweep you off your feet. Choreography Septime Webre Music Sergei Prokofiev Pictured KARA COOPER

H E M I N G WAY : THE SUN ALSO RISES (World Premiere) May 8–12, 2013 Eisenhower Theater, The Kennedy Center Wed., MAY 8, 7:30PM (Preview) Thu., MAY 9, 7:30PM (Opening) Fri., MAY 10, 7:30PM Sat., MAy 11, 1:30 & 7:30PM Sun., MAY 12 1:30 & 7:30PM Following on the success of The Great Gatsby, The Washington Ballet unveils a new ballet based on Ernest Hemingway’s American classic, The Sun Also Rises. Considered by many to be his finest novel, the story follows an American journalist, Jake Barnes, a member of the “lost generation” of 1920s American expatriates, from the seedy café life of Paris’ Left Bank to the thrilling “running of the bulls” in Pamplona, Spain. Through the extraordinary vision and choreography of Septime Webre, this newest exploration of the American literary canon will capture the imagination of dance lovers everywhere. Choreography Septime Webre Pictured JARED NELSON

Hemingway’s masterpiece... you won’t be able to resist its spell.

November 29 – December 23, 2012 Warner Theatre Add one of these performances to your Five-Series Subscription and SAVE Thu., NOV 29, 7PM (Preview) Fri., NOV 30, 7PM (Opening) Sat., DEC 1, 2 & 7PM Sun., Dec 2, 1PM Thu., DEC 6, 7PM Fri., DEC 7, 7PM Family Series: Sat.,DEC 1, 2PM Sun., DEC 2, 1PM A holiday must-see full of magic and marvels. Septime Webre’s critically acclaimed The Nutcracker transports you back in time to historic Washington, DC and stars George Washington as the heroic Nutcracker. Full of swirling snowflakes, magnificent sets and costumes and Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, the curtain rises and the stage bursts with waltzing cherry blossoms, dancing sugar plums and other enchanting adaptations that have made Septime Webre’s Nutcracker a Washington tradition with raves from critics and sold-out crowds. Choreography Septime Webre Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Pictured KARA COOPER

“This version of the holiday classic, a fantasy entwining of Georgetown society, American history and woodland critters, has an exceptionally high Q rating — as in cuuute.” The Washington Post

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inthewings with Septime Webre

Join The Washington Ballet’s Artistic Director, Septime Webre, and Company artists throughout the season for illuminating lectures and intriguing demonstrations at TWB’s intimate England Studio Theater. Subscribers can choose to customize their series by adding specific inthewings sessions for $25 each or enjoy all of them for only $60

01 Dracula: Ballet with a Bite

Mon., OCT 15, 2012, 6:30PM An exploration into one of Western culture’s most seductive and fascinating characters.

02 Love, Babes and Ballet

Mon., FEB 4, 2013, 6:30PM See how David Palmer adapted Dangerous Liaisons from the book and films.

03 Hemingway: Man & Ballet

Mon., APR 22, 2013, 6:30PM First there was The Great Gatsby now The Sun Also Rises. From all-American novels to fabulous ballets.

The Nutcracker

November 29 – December 23, 2012 Warner Theatre

Cinderella

March 20 – 24, 2013 Eisenhower Theater, The Kennedy Center

Family Series: Sat., DEC 1, 2PM Sun., DEC 2, 1PM

Family Series: Sat., MAR 23, 1:30PM Sun., MAR 24, 1:30PM

Septime Webre’s all-American take on this holiday classic is fun for audiences of all ages. Secure seats for your family’s holiday outing today with a Family Series subscription. Also, Family Series Subscribers receive a 10% discount for add-on tickets.

Septime Webre’s lively and hilarious adaptation of Cinderella has it all…evil stepsisters, a coach made from a pumpkin, a bevy of bumblebees and a wistful young heroine with a tiny foot who meets her prince and lives happily ever after.

The Warner Theatre is located at: 513 13th Street NW, Washington, DC

Stars & Stripes/KIDS

All-New Program February 23, 2013 Sidney Harman Hall, The Harman Center Sat., FEB 23, 1:30PM Designed especially for families, this special tour-de-force performance showcases The Washington Ballet and guests from the celebrated Washington School of Ballet in excerpts and bravura pieces from the classical catalog and today’s contemporary masters. Sidney Harman Hall is located at: 610 F Street NW, Washington, DC

The Kennedy Center is located at: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

Peter and the Wolf May 18-19, 2013 THEARC Theater

Sat., MAY 18, 1 & 5:30PM Sun., MAY 19, 1 & 5:30PM Against his grandfather’s wishes, brave Peter sets out to capture a wolf. Along the way he encounters some animal friends and becomes the hero of his village. Based on the popular Russian children’s story and set to Prokofiev’s world-famous music, this captivating ballet by Brian Reeder and performed by The Washington Ballet Studio Company in the intimate THEARC Theater, will delight audiences of all ages.

SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS!

Washington Ballet subscribers receive these exclusive benefits: Amazing Savings Receive deep discounts (up to 20%) off box-office prices plus an additional 10% savings on single tickets to The Nutcracker and other productions when you add them to your order at the time of subscription — Easy Exchanges Get FREE exchanges into other performances of the same production. Or, for only $10, exchange into another production. Please note that subscribers are responsible for the price difference if their new tickets are more expensive. — Seating Priority Access to the best seats before they go on sale to the general public. — Special Accommodations Request special seating upgrades when renewing your subscriptions. — Exclusive Invitations Subscribers receive invitations to the highly-popular Open Rehearsals and other fun events!

• Stunning productions performed by an elite company of dancers from around the globe. • Scholarships to The Washington School of Ballet that provide local, national and international students access to world-class training. • Ground breaking community engagement programs housed at TWB@THEARC, including DanceDC – our collaboration with DC Public Schools to improve literacy and retention through an integrated dance program.

How you can contribute JOIN THE BALLETOMANE SOCIETY! Donate $2,000 or more to TWB this season and become a member of our Balletomane family. Members enjoy exclusive access to private rehearsals, backstage tours, discounts on tickets and Opening Night Parties. — Become a member of the Ballet Corps Literally meaning “the body of the ballet”, donors at this level provide a crucial base of support necessary for the success of all elements of The Washington Ballet’s mission. Membership starts at $150 with increasing benefits to $1,999. — Party with us at a Special Event! The Washington Ballet knows how to party! Join us as we raise significant funds to support our artistic and community engagement programs! The Ballet Soiree, Nutcracker Tea Party and Annual Gala are just some of these fantastic opportunities. — Underwrite a Program! Consider a designated gift to support a unique element of TWB’s season. From costumes and sets at The Kennedy Center to scholarship funds for the training of TWSB’s next dance superstar, sponsorships to meet your interests.

Without your support, we cannot continue to bring the joy and artistry of dance to our nation’s capital.

THEARC Theater is located at: 1901 Mississippi Avenue SE, Washington, DC

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L’Amour

Tour-de-Force: Stars & Stripes

Cinderella

Hemingway

Preview Night

OCT 24 7:30PM

FEB 13 7:30PM

THU, FEB 21 7:30PM*

MAR 20 7:30PM

MAY 8 7:30PM

Opening Night

OCT 25 7:30PM

FEB 14 7:30PM

FRI, FEB 22 7:30PM*

MAR 21 7:30PM

MAY 9 7:30PM

Friday Evening

OCT 26 7:30PM

FEB 15 7:30PM

FRI, FEB 22/SAT, FEB 23 7:30PM*

MAR 22 7:30PM

MAY 10 7:30PM

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OCT 27 1:30PM

FEB 16 2:30PM+

SUN, FEB 24 1PM*

MAR 23 1:30PM

MAY 11 1:30PM

Saturday Evening

OCT 27 7:30PM

FEB 16 7:30PM

SAT, FEB 23 7:30PM*

MAR 23 7:30PM

MAY 11 7:30PM

Sunday Matinee

OCT 28 1:30PM

FEB 17 1PM+

SUN, FEB 24 1PM*

MAR 24 1:30PM

MAY 12 1:30PM

Sunday Evening

OCT 28 7:30PM

FEB 17 6PM+

SUN, FEB 24 6PM*

MAR 24 7:30PM

MAY 12 7:30PM

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Option 2 Family Series Packages (Seating will vary at each performance. Performances in the Warner Theatre, the Harman Center, the Kennedy Center and THEARC.)

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Peter and the Wolf

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Dracula: Ballet with a Bite

Mon., OCT 15, 2012, 6:30PM

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Love, Babes and Ballet

Mon., FEB 4, 2013, 6:30PM

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Hemingway: Man & Ballet

Mon., APR 22, 2013, 6:30PM

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