ABT: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE

Above right:
Isabella Boylston and Marcelo Gomes in Thirteen Diversions. Photo by Rosalie O'Connor.


Above:
Sarah Lane in Seven Sonatas. Photo by Rosalie O'Connor.

Craig Salstein, David Hallberg and Marcelo Gomes in Fancy Free. Photo by Rosalie O'Connor.

David H. Koch Theater. Photo by Jon Simon.

Joseph Gorak in Bach Partita. Photo by Gene Schiavone.

Julie Kent and Cory Stearns in Jardin aux Lilas. Photo by Rosalie O'Connor.

Sinfonietta. Photo by Marty Sohl.

Hee Seo and Marcelo Gomes in Gaîtè Parisienne. Photo by Gene Schiavone.




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American Ballet Theatre looks forward to celebrating its 75th Anniversary with a look back at some of the important ballets in the Company's history, as well as a look to the future with an exciting World Premiere by the prodigiously talented Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet's first Artist in Residence. For two weeks only from October 22 through November 2, ABT's world-class dancers bring their dramatic artistry and thrilling bravura to take dance to new heights in season highlights including Antony Tudor's Jardin aux Lilas, performed to Chausson's Poème for Violin and Orchestra, the return of Twyla Tharp's acclaimed Bach Partita, Alexei Ratmansky's intimate Seven Sonatas, Jerome Robbins' energetic homage to the American spirit, Fancy Free, and a staging of Raymonda Divertissements by ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie and Ballet Mistress Irina Kolpakova based on Marius Petipa's last great masterpiece. Reserve your seats today!




LIAM SCARLETT- World Premiere
Music by Sergei Rachmaninoff

The prodigiously talented Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet's first Artist in Residence, is on a meteoric rise to become one of the most sought-after choreographers around the globe. With his innovative use of the classical ballet vocabulary to affect mood and drama, Mr. Scarlett offers ABT audiences an intimate, all-new work this fall.



BACH PARTITA
Choreography by Twyla Tharp
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach

Tharp's ambitious, pure-dance ballet remains impressively large, starring six principal dancers and a corps of 30, yet remarkably reveals the wondrous intricacies of a masterwork for solo violin, Bach's Partita No. 2 in D minor, which includes the spiritually powerful Chaconne.



JARDIN AUX LILAS (Lilac Garden)
Choreography by Antony Tudor
Music by Ernest Chausson


Amid a farewell party in an Edwardian garden, this tale brims with tension as young lovers are torn apart by a bride's marriage of convenience to a monied, older gentleman. Performed to Chausson's Poème for Violin and Orchestra, Tudor's choreography reveals vagaries of the human heart through furtive meetings, whispered secrets and gestures of unfulfilled yearning.




SEVEN SONATAS
Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky
Music by Domenico Scarlatti


Scarlatti's delicate keyboard sonatas exude the weightlessness of a watercolor painting, and Ratmansky's choreography subtly reflects these compositions with musical sensitivity. Whatever is happening is implied rather than stated, but that something wonderful is happening is never in doubt.




FANCY FREE
Choreography by Jerome Robbins
Music by Leonard Bernstein


Rarely has a choreographer burst upon the scene with such a clear voice as Jerome Robbins did in 1944, when ABT premiered his evergreen ode to three sailors on the town. Its energy, humor and high hopes perfectly capture the American spirit.




RAYMONDA DIVERTISSEMENTS
Staged by Kevin McKenzie and Irina Kolpakova after Marius Petipa
Music by Alexander Glazunov


Performed to one of the finest and most joyful ballet scores ever composed, the Raymonda Divertissements offer a treasure trove of solos and duets, each like a dazzling Fabergé jewel. Based on Petipa's last great masterpiece, this is ballet classicism at its best.




SINFONIETTA
Choreography by Jiří Kylián
Music by Leoš Janáček


Fiercely inventive choreographer Jiří Kylián achieved his international breakthrough with Sinfonietta. Brace yourself for eruptions of running jumps and breathtaking turns to the stirring trumpet calls of Leoš Janáček's high-spirited score.




GAÎTÉ PARISIENNE
Choreography by Leonide Massine
Music by Jacques Offenbach


With high-kicking can-can girls in eye-popping Christian Lacroix costumes, Gaîté Parisienne celebrates the vivacious Café Society, performed to Offenbach's sparkling melodies.




THIRTEEN DIVERSIONS
Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon
Music by Benjamin Britten


Geometries shift in refreshing ways to create Christopher Wheeldon's choreographic kaleidoscope of surprising images and spectacular contrasts. With four principal couples and 16 corps de ballet members, this
is ballet on a grand scale.



PIÈCE D'OCCASION
Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky

ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky choreographs this special tribute to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, whose remarkable students will be showcased in this one-time-only performance.

 

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