WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Septime Webre And The Washington Ballet

Septime Webre's latest ballet adaptation of a great American novel, "Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises," transports audiences to the cafes of 1920s Paris and the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. Inventive costumes, jazz numbers and dramatic choreography bring one of Hemingway's most beloved novels to life.

'The Sun Also Rises' Production Stills

From sketch to stage, characters come to life in Septime Webre's latest ballet, "The Sun Also Rises." Based on Ernest Hemingway's classic novel, the production transports audiences to the cafes of 1920s Paris and the infamous "running of the bulls" in Pamplona, Spain. In this video, see how dancers transform costume designs into wearable art.

Credits: Creative and Art Direction by Design Army. Photos by Dean Alexander. Costume Design by Helen Q. Huang. Music composed by Billy Novick. All rights reserved.

Preview The Ballet

Go behind the scenes of Septime Webre's upcoming world premiere of "Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises." Video includes dancer interview and rehearsal footage.

NPR

Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo' Full Of Loneliness And Longing

In the new comedy Fading Gigolo, John Turturro plays the title character, and Woody Allen plays his pimp. This story originally broadcast on All Things Considered on April 18, 2014.
NPR

Soup to Nuts, Restaurants Smoke It All

While you won't find cigarettes in restaurants anymore, some smoking isn't banned. It's not just meat, either; it's hot to smoke just about anything edible.
WAMU 88.5

Virginia Remains At Odds With Feds On Medicaid Expansion

Lawmakers in Virginia continue to resist the $9.6 billion Medicaid expansion on offer from the federal government as part of the Affordable Care Act.

NPR

Watch For The Blind Lets You Feel Time Passing

A new watch allows the blind to feel time on their wrists. Designer Hyungsoo Kim tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn his watch allows users to tell time accurately without revealing their disabilities.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.