THE EVENT The Washington Ballet’s 2007 Spring Gala “Noche Latina!” was a
travelogue of tantalizing dance, captivating contortionists, and pulsating sounds
which transported guests to an exotic locale fi lled with surprises at every turn.
The National Building Museum played host to this swank soirée with grand
style. During the cocktail hour, guests were treated to an artful display of
human fl exibility by the Seyranyan sisters, provided by Feld Entertainment, Inc.
The talented duo contorted themselves into a cube while onlookers watched
in amazement. The bar was raised even higher by their hand-balancing act,
which kicked off the dinner program. Rounding out the evening, Washington
Ballet dancers performed Orgullecida and Dos Gardenias, excerpts from
Juanita y Alicia, which were choreographed by Septime Webre. The highlight
of the evening was when Webre took the stage with Laura Urgelles to dance
the salsa. Talk about hot! A superb night of dancing followed — a er all, that’s
what The Washington Ballet Spring Gala does best. The Gala raised in excess