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David H. Koch Theater: 2013 Fall Season



Continuing a tradition of bringing classic and innovative repertory center stage, American Ballet Theatre presents works of unparalleled scope for two weeks only this fall at the David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center. Among our fans, you'll find groups of Girl Scouts, dedicated theater parties, and alumni associations. Look closer and you'll find tour groups from across the globe, co-workers enjoying a night out at the ballet, and dance students thrilled to see ABT's roster of stars. Reserve your group of 15 or more today and your party can become a part of ballet-theater history in the making. Your group is sure to leave with memories that will last a lifetime.

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  • Review our 2013 Fall Season Calendar
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  • Contact Ellen Koga at 212-253-5953 or email ekoga@abt.org

Reserve Your Group Seats Today!

  1. Review our 2013 Fall Season Calendar below.
  2. Select the performance dates you would like to attend
  3. Contact Ellen Koga at 212.253.5953 or e-mail: ekoga@abt.org


Fall Calendar


 
Ballet Descriptions
 

Marcelo Gomes and Daniil Simkin
Photo: Fabrizio Ferri
THE TEMPEST
World Premiere

Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky
Music by Jean Sibelius
Dramaturgy by Mark Lamos

As a tempest rages inside Prospero, the wrongfully banished Duke of Milan, he conjures a violent storm to bring his foes to the enchanted island he has shared with his daughter and the spirit Ariel for the past twelve years. Imbued with magic and the supernatural, Shakespeare’s late great masterpiece is a meditation on romance, revenge and redemption.

 

Photo: Fabrizio Ferri
BACH PARTITA

Choreography by Twyla Tharp
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach

In the 30th anniversary of this ABT commission, Tharp’s ambitious, pure-dance ballet remains impressively large, starring 6 principal dancers and a corps of 30, performed to a pinnacle of solo violin repertoire, Bach’s Partita
No. 2 in D minor, which includes the spiritually powerful Chaconne.

   

Photo: Gene Schiavone
CLEAR

Choreography by Stanton Welch
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach

Set to Bach’s transcendent music, Stanton Welch’s ballet is a showpiece for ABT’s acclaimed roster of male dancers, exploding in stunningly fleet footwork and audacious contrapuntal movements of jumps and leaps. Michael Kors’ sleek costumes allow the dancers’ technique and sheer physicality to shine.

 

Photo: Marty Sohl
GONG

Choreography by Mark Morris
Music by Colin McPhee

Suffused with orientalism, Mark Morris’ Gong playfully melds modern and classical dance, gamelan-inspired music, and Isaac Mizrahi’s rainbow-hued costumes into a kaleidoscope of innovative movement that is both tongue-in-cheek and grandly serious.

   

Veronika Part in The Moor's Pavane
Photo: Gene Schiavone

THE MOOR'S PAVANE

Choreography by José Limón
Music by Henry Purcell

Limón's masterwork beautifully distills in one act the passion and dramatic arc of Shakespeare’s Othello. Performed to a stately Renaissance court dance, this psychological thriller reaches its heartbreaking climax as the noble Othello succumbs to Iago’s treachery.

   

Photo: Rosalie O’Connor
PIANO CONCERTO #1

Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky
Music by Dmitri Shostakovich

This brilliant, quicksilver romp dashes by with spinning leaps, gravity-defying jumps and whip-fast turns at an almost comically impossible speed, but its heart is a dreamy, moving double pas de deux that is simply delectable.

   

Photo: Rosalie O’Connor
LES SYLPHIDES

Choreography by Michel Fokine
Music by Frédéric Chopin

Amid a moon-drenched forest glade, a romantic reverie springs from the sublime music of Chopin to evoke an image of classical beauty in its most ethereal form. If Fokine had never choreographed another step, this ballet would have established him as a genius of dance.

 


Julie Kent
Photo: Marty Sohl

A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY

Choreography by Frederick Ashton
Music by Frédéric Chopin

With exquisite period set designs, Ashton’s dance-drama promises memorable performances in this remarkable retelling of Ivan Turgenev’s poignant play, as a young tutor’s presence provokes competing affections in a wealthy Russian country household.

 

TAV
Marcelo Gomes and Paloma Herrera
Photo: Hidemi Seto

THEME AND VARIATIONS
New Production

Choreography after Marius Petipa
Music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky


Balanchine’s love for Tchaikovsky and Petipa is reflected in his Theme and Variations, capturing the 19th-century glamour and majesty of the Imperial Ballet of St. Petersburg. Set in a grand ballroom, this ABT commission dazzles the eye with a labyrinth of diamond-sharp choreography.