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Pushing the Barre: Septime Webre & The Washington Ballet

Septime Webre took over as artistic director of the Washington Ballet in 1999, and has since transformed the once-traditional institution into one of the country's most innovative ballet companies. By mixing a formal ballet vocabulary with elements of pop culture, Webre's edgy choreography draws sell-out crowds. He discusses his latest production, an eye-popping version of "Alice (in Wonderland)."

The Washington Ballet's "Alice In Wonderland"

All photos courtesy of The Washington Ballet. Costume design by Liz Vandal

Alice In Wonderland: Clips From Rehearsal

All footage courtesy The Washington Ballet and Scott Nurmi

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