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Sound and Vision

| July 7, 2016 | Parties

THE PARTY Let’s dance! The Washington Ballet’s Spring Gala, in support of the ballet’s education and community engagement programs, took over the Mellon Auditorium to celebrate two rock legends: David Bowie and Freddie Mercury of Queen. The gala was held in conjunction with Washington Ballet’s production of Bowie & Queen and honored Septime Webre’s 17-year tenure as artistic director. Guests were entertained throughout the evening with live performances by The Washington Ballet company members, DanceDC students and curated tunes by DJ Alkimist.

THE PEOPLE The who’s who of the DC art scene! Notable guests included Arthur Espinoza, executive director of DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities; Xiomara Reyes and Rinat Imaev of American Ballet Theatre; Julie Kent, honorary chair and future artistic director of TWB; and Victor Barbee, future associate artistic director. DC Councilmember Jack Evans also stopped by to take in the festivities.

BEST IN SHOW Out-of-this-world projections of space and shooting stars adorned the ceiling of Mellon Auditorium. Guests sipped on featured cocktails, such as Septime’s Mojito and the Ziggy Stardust—a creative collaboration between TWB and Susan Gage Caterers.

Photography by Mohammed Sanoon


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