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Rock On!

by jfuller | DC magazine | February 16, 2011

As if The Washington Ballet’s Artistic Director Septime Webber isn’t rock star enough, the DC darling is about to roll out a trifecta of works never before seen together. Christopher Bruce, Britain’s pre-eminent choreographer, makes his Washington debut with Rooster, an energetic ode to The Rolling Stones. Hometown favorite Trey McIntyre, former resident choreographer for TWB, offers up High Lonesome, an autobiographical ballet set to the music of Beck. And Webber revives Fluctuating Hemlines, his own piece crafted to a perpetually percussive original score. The collection of performances, simply dubbed Rock & Roll, opens officially on Thurs., Feb. 17, and runs through Sun., Feb. 20, with a 5 p.m. show for hipsters-in-training. The family event will feature an abridged program ending with Webber’s famed "Make-a-Ballet,” which invites kids to do a little dance, make a little noise. Get down tonight!

Tickets start at $20, Harman Center for the Arts, 610 F St. NW, 202.547.1122, harmancenter.org