World Premiere
February 18-22, 2015 | 7 Performances

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Eisenhower Theater

From the creators of ALICE (in wonderland) and Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises comes a third exploration of iconic American literature – Sleepy Hollow. An atmospheric thriller, Washington Irving’s classic tale is now being told through the expressive and lush language of ballet. In a love triangle, the new school teacher, Ichabod Crane, finds himself smitten by a flirtatious beauty, Katrina Van Tassel, much to the displeasure of town rowdy, Brom “Bones” Van Brunt. A rivalry ensues and the ghostly “Headless Horseman” comes into play one fateful night. This program features original live music.

Music: Matthew Pierce
Choreography: Septime Webre
Costume Design: Liz Vandal
Puppet Designer: Eric J. Van Wyk
Set Design: Hugh Landwehr
Lighting Design: Clifton Taylor
Projection Design: Clint Allen
Libretto: William Lilley and Karen Zacarias
Choristers: The Choristers of Washington National Cathedral Choir


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