On October 22, The Washington Ballet will premiere two important works by Netherlands-based choreographers: Petite Mort by Jiri Kylián and 5 Tangos by Hans van Manen.
Petite Mort is Jiri Kylián’s masterwork. Haunting, joyfully witty and provocative, Septime Webre, artistic director of The Washington Ballet, declares its ‘pas de deux’ “the most innovative [he] has ever encountered.” One of the Fathers of the ‘Dutch’ movement, Hans van Manen tears down the walls between ballet and contemporary dance. Sexy, short and exhilarating, his 5 Tangosis a sizzling work that combines ballet with the passion and dramatic flair of tango.
Performance dates and times:
Wednesday October 22, 2014 at 7:30PM (Preview Night)
Thursday October 23, 2014 at 7:30PM (Opening Night)
Friday October 24, 2014 at 7:30PM
Saturday October 25, 2014 at 1:30PM & 7:30PM
Sunday October 26, 2014 at 1:30PM & 6:30PM