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Washington Ballet leaps - with 4 can't-wait-to-see programs - into grandeur

Feb 03, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

There's quite a different feel to the Washington Ballet these days, and it's exciting to witness. At a recent rehearsal of "Giselle," which the company will perform March 1-5, I watched Artistic Director Julie Kent and her husband, Associate Artistic Director Victor Barbee, meticulously mold the fine details of expressiveness and form as their dancers practiced the opening minutes of the ballet.

Instead of taped music, the excellent concert pianist Glenn Sales played the score, a sophisti...