Ballet + Doves: Unbound

Friday, May 7, 2021 | 6:00pm

Join us in-person or virtually for an experience of artistic fusion in an interpretive performance by Washington Ballet Company dancers Maki Onuki and Tamás Krizsa, featuring the debut of a new, original score by film composer and TWB collaborator Blake Neely. The 7:30 pm performance concludes with a panel discussion with the performers.

Commissioned by the Cathedral as a complement to Pendry's "Les Colombes," Washington Ballet dancer and choreographer Tamás Krizsa created a site-specific pas de deux titled "Unbound." Inspired by the power and grace of Pendry's installation and Neely's original score, dancers Onuki and Krizsa are but two doves in the flock of 2,000, having broken off to explore. Together, they find balance and comfort in each other, and as part of the flock, as they soar through the iconic nave to live music. The ballet is a physical embodiment of the themes of hope, peace, and unity that doves represent, and features the debut of a new, original score by film composer and TWB collaborator Blake Neely.

Tickets are pay-what-you-wish, starting at $10 for a virtual experience and $20 for the in-person performance.

Please note that by reserving a ticket for the in-person performance, you agree to comply with our COVID-19 policies. The Cathedral adheres to all current District of Columbia COVID-19 safety guidelines.

  • Masks must be properly worn (covering both mouth and nose) while inside the Cathedral
  • Maintain 6 ft (2 m) of social distance from those not in your household
  • Your ticket is for this event only; the rest of the Cathedral remains closed to visitors
Main Level St. Mary's Chapel Great Choir War Memorial Chapel Nave Click to Enlarge
Lower Level Bethlehem Chapel St. Joseph
of Arimathea Chapel
Resurrection Chapel Center for Prayer & Pilgrimage Click to Enlarge
Grounds North Lawn Virginia Mae Center Cathedral Entrance Walker Court Bishop's Garden Amphitheater Cathedral Library Click to Enlarge