THE WASHINGTON BALLET ANNOUNCES POST-PERFORMANCE EVENTS AT THE KENNEDY CENTER IN PARTNERSHIP WITH RESTAURANT ASSOCIATES AND THE MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN COCKTAIL

April 25, 2013

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET ANNOUNCES POST-PERFORMANCE EVENTS AT THE KENNEDY CENTER IN PARTNERSHIP WITH RESTAURANT ASSOCIATES AND THE MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN COCKTAIL

Passport to Paris, Pamplona and Beyond – Adventures in Hemingway’s Cocktails on May 10

Philip Greene, Author of To Have and Have Another – A Hemingway Cocktail Companion, to Host

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Ballet (TWB) announces a unique collaboration with Restaurant Associates and the Museum of the American Cocktail (MOTAC) for a series of post-performance mixology events at The Kennedy Center. The first event titled Passport to Paris, Pamplona and Beyond – Adventures in Hemingway’s Cocktails on Friday, May 10 celebrates the world premiere of Septime Webre’s Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises.

 

“Restaurant Associates is a big fan of The Washington Ballet and we are excited to partner with them and the Museum of the American Cocktail as we explore the performance arts and the beautifully told stories from the stage to the glass,” stated John Coco, Wine & Beverage Manager, Restaurant Associates.

 

“ After this world premiere ballet you won’t want the Roaring 20’s to end – what better way to end this performance than to hear more jazz music, meet the dancers you just saw on stage and sample some of Hemingway’s favorite cocktails,” stated Septime Webre,  TWB Artistic Director.

 

 

Immediate following the Friday, May 10 performance TWB patrons and guests are invited to enjoy an adventurous trip around the globe as told through classic cocktails like the Jack Rose, the Daiquiri, the Martini, the Americano and others written about in the novels of Ernest Hemingway. MOTAC co-founder Philip Greene, author of the acclaimed new book, To Have and Have Another – A Hemingway Cocktail Companion will be the evening’s guide. This reception-style event will be held at the Kennedy Center’s fabulous Roof Terrace Restaurant. Guests will mingle with TWB dancers while enjoying light fare and live period music from 1920s Paris, performed by Hot Club of DC.

 

Pre-registration for tickets for Passport to Paris, Pamplona and Beyond – Adventures in Hemingway’s Cocktails, priced at $55 per person are available online. $60 tickets will be available at the door.  The Washington Ballet patrons who have purchased tickets to any performance of Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises will be admitted for only $35 with their ticket stub

 

Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway, Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises  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” at the Pamplona Festival. Through the extraordinary vision and choreography of Septime Webre, this newest exploration into the American literary canon will capture the imagination of dance lovers everywhere. Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises opens with a preview May 8 and runs May 9-12, 2013 at The John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center Eisenhower Theater.

 

Tickets for Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises, priced from $25 to $125, are available from The Washington Ballet’s website, by calling 202.467.4600, or at The Kennedy Center  which is located at 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC.

 

Passport to Paris, Pamplona and Beyond – Adventures in Hemingway’s Cocktails

Following the Friday, May 10 performance of The Washington Ballet’s Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises, TWB, Restaurant Associates and the Museum of the American Cocktail host and evening of 1920s music and cocktails made famous in Ernest Hemingway’s novels.

 

Friday, May 10, 2013 – 9 – 11:30PM

The Kennedy Center’s Roof Terrace Restaurant, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

 

Tickets $55 per person with pre-registration. Tickets at the door may be higher. The Washington Ballet patrons will be admitted for only $35 with their ticket stub.

 

 

Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises (2013)

(World Premiere)

As part of The Washington Ballet American Experience, TWB 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” at the Pamplona Festival. Through the extraordinary vision and choreography of Septime Webre, this newest exploration into the American literary canon will capture the imagination of dance lovers everywhere.

 

Wednesday, May 8, 7:30PM (Preview)

Thursday, May 9, 7:30PM (Opening)

Friday, May 10, 7:30PM

Saturday, May 11, 1:30PM & 7:30PM

Sunday, May 12, 1:30PM & 7:30PM

 

Music: Billy Novick with E.Faye Butler and Ari Shapiro

Choreography: Septime Webre

Dramaturge:  Karen Zacarías

Scenic Design:  Hugh Landwehr

Costume Design: Helen Q. Huang

Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor

Projection Design: Aaron Rhyne

Puppet Design: Eric Van Wyk

Flamenco Artists: Edwin Aparicio, Anna Menendez, Ricardo Marlow, Hector Jose Marquez

 

Performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Eisenhower Theater

 

 

ABOUT THE WASHINGTON BALLET

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 (TWB) 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 and Nacho Duato, as well as Neoclassical masterworks and fresh stagings of 19th century classics. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Septime Webre and Executive Director Peter M. Branch, TWB has embraced a 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.  

Amtrak is the official passenger rail service of The Washington Ballet.

This world premiere is made possible by the generosity of Bill and Eve Lilley.

This production is adapted from the novel by Ernest Hemingway and made by special arrangement with The Patrick and Carol Hemingway Revocable Living

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