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The Washington Ballet 2022-2023 Season

October 12, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - May 7, 2023 @ 10:00 pm EDT

Productions to include:
NEXTsteps/NEW WORKS
THE NUTCRACKER
BALANCHINE!

AURORA’S WEDDING + BALANCHINE
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

Pre-season activities include The Washington Ballet’s first summer residency at the Chautauqua Institute and a

one-night-only engagement at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

Washington, D.C. (Wednesday, June 15, 2022)–The Washington Ballet today announced its 2022/2023
season, its 47th as the premier ballet company of the nation’s capital. The season features five productions
across four venues, including NEXTsteps, a program of new works by contemporary choreographers at Sidney
Harman Hall; The Nutcracker at THEARC and at The Warner Theatre; an all-Balanchine program and The Sleeping
Beauty, both at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; and a family-friendly mixed repertoire
program at Capital One Hall in Tysons Corner. Subscriptions are available now at
www.washingtonballet.org/become-a-subscriber-2022.

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“Oftentimes in ballet, growth happens behind the scenes, but in The Washington Ballet’s 2022/2023 season,
audiences will witness the evolution of the Company at every turn,” reflected TWB’s Artistic Director Julie
Kent. “Our community can look forward to new works and new faces, with several Company members taking
on new challenges on stage and in the studio, and we’ll also revisit seminal works with fresh eyes. That is the
beauty of ballet. Through repetition and iteration, grit and grace, we grow and evolve, finding new talent, new
ways of working, and new commitment to the art form.”
The 2022/2023 subscription season opens with NEXTsteps, TWB’s annual program of new works at Sidney
Harman Hall. The program will feature premieres by some of today’s most exciting choreographers, including
Silas Farley and Dana Genshaft, as well as a new work by TWB dancer and in-house talent Andile Ndlovu.
TWB’s beloved Washington, D.C. version of the holiday classic The Nutcracker follows in November and
December, with four performances at THEARC and 37 performances at The Warner Theatre.
In winter and spring 2023, TWB will perform two programs in the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater: First,
an all-Balanchine program, highlighting some of the most challenging and iconic 20th-century repertoire. In
May, TWB will remount The Sleeping Beauty, revisiting the 2019 staging by Julie Kent and Victor Barbee that
The Washington Post hailed as “lavish, triumphant….a splendid production.”
Also in spring 2023, TWB will make its Company debut at the new Capital One Hall in Tysons Corner, Virginia,
with a family friendly program designed to offer a survey of the art form. The program features classic,
sumptuous story ballet with Aurora’s Wedding, the excerpted third act from Sleeping Beauty, as well as Theme &
Variations, an iconic work by the ‘father of American ballet’ George Balanchine.
Prior to the subscription season launch in October 2022, TWB will travel to Chautauqua, New York, for its
first-ever residency at the renowned Chautauqua Institute. Joining the Company will be choreographer Silas
Farley, who will create a new work set to the music of Shakespearean-era composer John Dowland, as
performed by Sting. The program will repeat at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Northern
Virginia. The residency will include classes, demonstrations and public discussions, and will culminate in public
performances.
Previously announced, TWB’s pre-season events will also include a mixed rep program at Wolf Trap National
Park for the Performing Arts.

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TWB 2022-23 Season Announcement | June 15, 2022
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The Washington Ballet 2022/2023 Calendar of Events

Pre-Season: Chautauqua Institute Residency
Residency: August 1–August 13, 2022
Performances: August 10 and August 13, 2022
Chautauqua, New York
The Washington Ballet makes its Chautauqua Institute debut in a two-week residency. Joining the TWB artists is
choreographer Silas Farley.
August 10 Performance
Beethoven Serenade – Jessica Lang
Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux – George Balanchine
Dowland Dances – Silas Farley, set to Sting’s recordings of the music of John Dowland
August 13 Performance*
Apollo – George Balanchine with music by Igor Stravinsky
Swan Lake, Act II pas de deux – Jule Kent after Petipa with music by Tchaikovsky
Allegro Brillante – George Balanchine with music by Tchaikovsky
*with the full Chautauqua Institute Orchestra

Pre-Season: The Washington Ballet at Wolf Trap
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Vienna, Virginia
The Washington Ballet celebrates one of the most beloved works by choreographic master George Balanchine
alongside a trio of original works including choreographer Silas Farley’s commissioned work Werner Sonata &
The Washington Ballet’s own Andile Ndlovu, a lively celebration of the creative process and a showcase for the
company’s diverse range of talents.
Serenade – George Balanchine with music by Tchaikovsky
Werner Sonata – Silas Farley with music by Kyle Werner (originally set and filmed at Wolf Trap, 2021)
Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux – George Balanchine
B1 – Andile Ndlovu with music by Ape Chimba
NOTE: Single tickets are available now through the Wolf Trap Box Office, www.wolftrap.org.

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NEXTsteps/New Works
October 12–16, 2022
The Harman Center for the Arts, Shakespeare Theatre
This annual series returns to showcase groundbreaking new works from genre-bending choreographers
including TWB’s own Andile Ndlovu. NEXTsteps continues to push the boundaries of modern ballet with fresh
works created by modern visionaries Dana Genshaft and Silas Farley.
Dowland Dances – Silas Farley, set to Sting’s recordings of the music of John Dowland
New work TBD – Dana Genshaft
New work TBD – Andile Ndlovu

The Nutcracker
November 12–13, 2022
THEARC
November 25–December 30, 2022
The Warner Theatre
Choreography by Septime Webre
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The entire Washington Ballet community comes together for TWB’s beloved, “uniquely D.C.” production of The
Nutcracker. Set in historic 1882 Georgetown with George Washington as the heroic nutcracker and other
notable guests, The Washington Ballet’s The Nutcracker is a charming iteration of the holiday classic. With the
majestic Warner Theatre as the backdrop, dancers leap through delightful DC snowstorms and waltz through
bursting cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin in a delightful holiday tradition.
*Special Events: The Nutcracker Tea (Dec. 4); Military Night (Dec. 7); Family Giving Day (Dec. 11).

Balanchine!
February 22–26, 2023
The Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater
The Washington Ballet takes the stage at America’s cultural center to honor the ‘father of American ballet,’
George Balanchine. The co-founder and long-time artistic director of the New York City Ballet is among the 20th
century’s most influential choreographers.
Concerto Barocco – George Balanchine with music by J.S. Bach
Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux – George Balanchine
Apollo – George Balanchine with music by Igor Stravinsky
Theme and Variations – George Balanchine with music by Tchaikovsky

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MEDIA RESOURCES
Download web-res press images here.
Press Contact: Michelle Pendoley michelle@pencomms.com

Aurora’s Wedding
April 7–9, 2023
Capital One Hall
Aurora’s Wedding (Sleeping Beauty, Act III) – Julie Kent and Victor Barbee after Petipa

with music by Tchaikovsky
Theme & Variations – George Balanchine with music by Tchaikovsky

The Sleeping Beauty
May 4–7, 2023
The Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater
TWB presents this beloved, time-traveling fairy tale. In an illustrious kingdom from long ago, iconic fairy tale
characters, opulent and imaginative sets and costumes, and classical ballet. The romantic and timeless tale of a
magical kiss and the beloved story of Princess Aurora, her handsome prince, and the evil Carabosse. A
quintessential classical ballet inspired by the fairy tale of true love’s kiss and the triumph of good over evil.

TICKET INFORMATION
Subscriptions are on sale now and single tickets will go on sale at a later date. Choose-your-own packages begin
at $127 and full-season subscriptions begin at $199. For more information, please visit
www.washingtonballet.org/become-a-subscriber-2022.

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October 12 @ 8:00 pm EDT
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May 7, 2023 @ 10:00 pm EDT
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