Washington Ballet brings ‘Sleepy Hollow’ sneak peek to Smithsonian museum

May 22, 2022 | (Jason Fraley)

WASHINGTON – The Washington Ballet is gearing up for next month’s performance of “Sleepy Hollow,” bringing Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman to the Kennedy Center on Feb. 18-22.

But why wait when you can get a special glimpse of the show this Saturday in Chinatown?

The Washington Ballet will perform a special preview Saturday, Jan. 31 from 1-4 p.m. in the Kogod Courtyard at the center of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, which shares a space with the National Portrait Gallery across from the Verizon Center.

The exhibit will feature never-before-seen excerpts performed by the Washington Ballet, inspired by the American Art Museum’s collection of art from the Hudson River School. It will also include in-depth discussions about the show’s choreography, original costume and set design and the creation of an original musical score.

The event is free to the public with activities for the entire family., including ticket giveaways, raffles and an interactive scavenger hunt throughout the museum.

Click here for more  information, and check out this promo video with top-notch production value:

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Jason Fraley

Hailed by The Washington Post for “his savantlike ability to name every Best Picture winner in history," Jason Fraley began at WTOP as Morning Drive Writer in 2008, film critic in 2011 and Entertainment Editor in 2014, providing daily arts coverage on-air and online.

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