Choreography by Antony Tudor
Staged by Amanda McKerrow
and John Gardner
Music by Johann Pachelbel
(Canon in D)
Lighting by Brian Sciarra
Antony Tudor created Continuo for six dancers in 1971 for his
students at The Juilliard School. An abstract ballet, a study in lyricism,
it is clearly a precursor to Tudor’s The Leaves Are Fading.
American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company (now ABT II) first performed
Continuo at the Kaye Playhouse, Hunter College, New York on
April 15, 2003, danced by Zhong-Jing Fang, Kelly Potter, Cathy Seither,
Bo Busby, Alexandre Hammoudi, and Daniel Keene.
Continuo received its American Ballet Theatre Company Premiere
at the All-Tudor Centennial Celebration at New York City Center, New
York on October 31, 2008.