The Creative List: The Performers

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Septime Webre (Photo by Tim Coburn)

Washington Ballet Artistic Director Septime Webre. (Photo by Tim Coburn.)

Who says a recession has to dictate our dance as well as our dollars? As the Washington Ballet launches its 2009-2010 season titled “Connect,” the word of the day is extravagance. This winter, the company’s artistic director, Septime Webre, will be re-connecting Washingtonians to the splendor and frivolity of the Roaring Twenties with his premiere of “The Great Gatsby,” based on the great American novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fringe, flappers, fouettés en tournants, and a roaring score by Billy Novick, what’s not to love?

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