FEBRUARY 22-26, 2012

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Eisenhower Theater

In homage to the high priestess of contemporary dance, The Washington Ballet mounts an all-Twyla Tharp program. Showcasing works from two decades of Tharp’s prodigious career, this program shows off The Washington Ballet dancers at their best. In her classic Nine Sinatra Songs, the music of Ol’ Blue Eyes leads the dancers on an erotic investigation of ballroom dancing. Tharp’s Surfer at the River Styx (TWB premiere) reveals another dimension of her infinite imagination, a powerful sextet matched by the power of its original score by Donald Knaack. This program is rounded out by Tharp’s best known “crossover ballet,” Push Comes to Shove.

Performance Dates and Times
Wednesday, February 22 at 8:00 PM (Preview)
Thursday, February 23 at 8:00 PM (Opening)
Friday, February 24 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 25 at 2:30 & 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 26 at 1:30 & 6:30 PM

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