Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents The Washington Ballet: Julie Kent and Gemma Bond on Sunday and Monday, February 25 and 26, 2018 at 7:30pm.
New York Times dance writer Marina Harss moderates a discussion with Washington Ballet artistic director Julie Kent and choreographer and American Ballet Theatre corps de ballet member Gemma Bond, discussing Bond's newest work, set to music by Henry Purcell, for the The Washington Ballet. Company dancers including Sona Kharatian, Corey Landolt, Brittany Stone, and Venus Villa perform highlights from the new commission prior to the March 14 premiere in Washington, D.C.
Leadership support for this Works & Process program provided by Monica Voldstad, with additional support from Judith M. Hoffman and Howard Paley.
The Washington Ballet (TWB) was 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 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, Hans van Manen and Jiří Kylián, as well as neoclassical masterworks and fresh staging of 19th century classics. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Julie Kent, TWB continues to serve its 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.