Mozartiana, Balanchine
Jul
6
7:30 pm19:30

Mozartiana, Balanchine

Tchaikovsky Spectacular

July 6, 2017 at 7:30 PM
  
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York


Souvenir d'un lieu cher
Mozartiana
The Nutcracker pas de deux
AfterEffect

Mozartiana


Running Time: 27 minutes

Cast: 
Christine Shevchenko, David Hallberg, Arron Scott

Synopsis:
A plotless ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s Suite No. 4 for Orchestra, Mozartiana, with décor by Christian Bérard, was given its World Premiere by Les Ballets 1933 at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées on June 7, 1933, danced by Tamara Toumanova and Roman Jasinsky.
Mozartiana, with scenery and costumes by Christian Bérard, was given its United States premiere by The American Ballet at the Adelphi Theatre, New York on March 1, 1935. Prior to the official premiere, Mozartiana was presented by the Producing Company of the School of American Ballet at the Warburg estate in White Plains, New York on December 6, 1934. The principal dancers were Rabana Hasburgh, Holly Howard, Helen Leitch, Daphne Vane, Heidi Vosseler and Charles Laskey.
It was revised in a new version, with costumes by Rouben Ter-Arutunian, by New York City Ballet at the New York State Theater on June 4, 1981 as part of the Tchaikovsky Festival, and danced by Suzanne Farrell and Christopher d’Amboise. 

Choreography by: George Balanchine
Music by: Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky (Suite No. 4, Op. 61)
Set by: Christian Bérard
Costumes by: Rouben Ter-Arutunian
Lighting by: Mark Stanley

Mozartiana, Balanchine
Jul
5
Jul 6

Mozartiana, Balanchine

Tchaikovsky Spectacular

July 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM
  
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York


Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux
Mozartiana
The Nutcracker pas de deux
Aurora's Wedding

Mozartiana


Running Time: 27 minutes

Cast: 
Christine Shevchenko, David Hallberg, Daniil Simkin

Synopsis:
A plotless ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s Suite No. 4 for Orchestra, Mozartiana, with décor by Christian Bérard, was given its World Premiere by Les Ballets 1933 at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées on June 7, 1933, danced by Tamara Toumanova and Roman Jasinsky.
Mozartiana, with scenery and costumes by Christian Bérard, was given its United States premiere by The American Ballet at the Adelphi Theatre, New York on March 1, 1935. Prior to the official premiere, Mozartiana was presented by the Producing Company of the School of American Ballet at the Warburg estate in White Plains, New York on December 6, 1934. The principal dancers were Rabana Hasburgh, Holly Howard, Helen Leitch, Daphne Vane, Heidi Vosseler and Charles Laskey.
It was revised in a new version, with costumes by Rouben Ter-Arutunian, by New York City Ballet at the New York State Theater on June 4, 1981 as part of the Tchaikovsky Festival, and danced by Suzanne Farrell and Christopher d’Amboise. 

Choreography by: George Balanchine
Music by: Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky (Suite No. 4, Op. 61)
Set by: Christian Bérard
Costumes by: Rouben Ter-Arutunian
Lighting by: Mark Stanley

Odalisques (Le Corsaire)
Jun
2
7:30 pm19:30

Odalisques (Le Corsaire)

Le Corsaire 

June 2, 2016 at 7:30 PM   

Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York


Running Time: 148 minutes

Cast: 
Maria Kochetkova, Herman Cornejo, Sarah Lane, Daniil Simkin, Jeffrey Cirio

Synopsis:
Discover a treasure trove of virtuoso dancing in the swashbuckling adventure, Le Corsaire. From the Pasha's dazzling palace to a spectacular shipwreck on a windswept desert island, this exotic fable of a dashing pirate's love for a beautiful harem girl never fails to delight.  Le Corsaire is the perfect showcase for daring and explosive bravura from ABT's star-studded roster of male dancers. 

Choreography by: Konstantin Sergeyev, after Marius Petipa
Staged by: Anna-Marie Holmes, after Petipa and Sergeyev
Music by: Adolphe Adam, Cesare Pugni, Leo Delibes, Riccardo Drigo, and Prince Oldenbourg
Set by: Irina Tibilova
Costumes by: Irina Tibilova, with Additional Costume Design by Robert Perdziola
Lighting by: Mary Jo Dondlinger

Odalisques (Le Corsaire)
May
31
7:30 pm19:30

Odalisques (Le Corsaire)

Le Corsaire 

June 2, 2016 at 7:30 PM   

Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York


Running Time: 148 minutes

Cast: 
Maria Kochetkova, Herman Cornejo, Sarah Lane, Daniil Simkin, Jeffrey Cirio

Synopsis:
Discover a treasure trove of virtuoso dancing in the swashbuckling adventure, Le Corsaire. From the Pasha's dazzling palace to a spectacular shipwreck on a windswept desert island, this exotic fable of a dashing pirate's love for a beautiful harem girl never fails to delight.  Le Corsaire is the perfect showcase for daring and explosive bravura from ABT's star-studded roster of male dancers. 

Choreography by: Konstantin Sergeyev, after Marius Petipa
Staged by: Anna-Marie Holmes, after Petipa and Sergeyev
Music by: Adolphe Adam, Cesare Pugni, Leo Delibes, Riccardo Drigo, and Prince Oldenbourg
Set by: Irina Tibilova
Costumes by: Irina Tibilova, with Additional Costume Design by Robert Perdziola
Lighting by: Mary Jo Dondlinger

Piano Converto #1
May
23
7:30 pm19:30

Piano Converto #1

Shostakovich Trilogy

May 23, 2016 at 7:30 PM
  
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York


Symphony #9
Chamber Symphony
Piano Concerto #1

Piano Concerto #1 


Running Time: 23 minutes

Cast: 
Christine Shevchenko, Calvin Royal III, Skylar Brandt, Gabe Stone Shayer

Synopsis:
Embark on a journey with Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky as he explores the orchestral world of the esteemed Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich with this full-length program of three one-act ballets. 

Choreography by: Alexei Ratmansky
Staged by: Nancy Raffa
Music by: Dmitri Shostakovich
Set by: George Tsypin
Costumes by: Keso Dekker
Lighting by: Jennifer Tipton

Seven Sonatas
May
21
2:30 pm14:30

Seven Sonatas

Ratmansky Triple Bill

May 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM
  
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York


Serenade after Plato's Symposium (Ratmansky World Premiere)
Seven Sonatas
Firebird

Seven Sonatas 


Running Time: 33 minutes

Cast: 
Veronika Part, Blaine Hoven, Hee Seo, Joseph Gorak, Sarah Lane, Herman Cornejo

Synopsis:
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. 

Choreography by: Alexei Ratmansky
Staged by: Nancy Raffa
Music by: Domenico Scarlatti
Costumes by: Holly Hynes
Lighting by: Brad Fields

Piano Concerto #1
May
20
7:30 pm19:30

Piano Concerto #1

Shostakovich Trilogy

May 20, 2016 at 7:30 PM
  
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York


Symphony #9
Chamber Symphony
Piano Concerto #1

Piano Concerto #1 


Running Time: 23 minutes

Cast: 
Christine Shevchenko, Calvin Royal III, Skylar Brandt, Gabe Stone Shayer

Synopsis:
Embark on a journey with Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky as he explores the orchestral world of the esteemed Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich with this full-length program of three one-act ballets. 

Choreography by: Alexei Ratmansky
Staged by: Nancy Raffa
Music by: Dmitri Shostakovich
Set by: George Tsypin
Costumes by: Keso Dekker
Lighting by: Jennifer Tipton

Seven Sonatas
May
18
7:30 pm19:30

Seven Sonatas

Ratmansky Triple Bill

May 18, 2016 at 7:30 PM
  
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York


Serenade after Plato's Symposium (Ratmansky World Premiere)
Seven Sonatas
Firebird

Seven Sonatas 


Running Time: 33 minutes

Cast: 
Stella Abrera, Calvin Royal III, Christine Shevchenko, Thomas Forster, Luciana Paris, Arron Scott

Synopsis:
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. 

Choreography by: Alexei Ratmansky
Staged by: Nancy Raffa
Music by: Domenico Scarlatti
Costumes by: Holly Hynes
Lighting by: Brad Fields

Piano Concerto #1 and Brahms-Hayden Variations
Nov
1
2:00 pm14:00

Piano Concerto #1 and Brahms-Hayden Variations

 

Cast: 
Christine Shevchenko, Calvin Royal III, Skylar Brandt, Gabe Stone Shayer

Synopsis:
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. 

Choreography by: Alexei Ratmansky
Music by: Dmitri Shostakovich
Set by: George Tsypin
Costumes by: Keso Dekker
Lighting by: Jennifer Tipton

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Cast: 
Isabella Boylston, Alban Lendorf, Maria Kochetkova, Herman Cornejo, Gillian Murphy, James Whiteside, Christine Shevchenko, Joseph Gorak, Sarah Lane, Daniil Simkin

Synopsis:
An ABT commission for the Company's 60th Anniversary in 2000, The Brahms-Haydn Variations bursts with invention as Tharp explores Brahms' shimmering score, while brilliantly reaching a new peak of the choreographer's opus for large-cast classical ballets. 

Choreography by: Twyla Tharp
Staged by: Susan Jones
Music by: Johannes Brahms
Costumes by: Santo Loquasto
Lighting by: Jennifer Tipton

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Aftereffect and Company B
Oct
30
7:30 pm19:30

Aftereffect and Company B

AfterEffect 

Cast: 
Misty Copeland, James Whiteside

Synopsis:
Principal Dancer Marcelo Gomes discovers inspiration for his Company Premiere in Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence, the composer's glorious tribute to the gracious melodies and carefree brightness of Italian lyricism.

The work consists of four movements, the first of which was premiered by American Ballet Theatre as Aftereffect in 2013 at the David H. Koch Theater. 

Choreography by: Marcelo Gomes
Music by: Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Set by: Françoise Gilot
Costumes by: Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung

Company B 

Cast: 
Company

Synopsis:
In the shadow of the Second World War, this modern classic brings 1940s American life center stage as young lovers lindy, jitterbug and polka to the ebullient songs of The Andrews Sisters, including "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "Tico-Tico" and "Bei Mir Bist du Schön." 

Choreography by: Paul Taylor
Staged by: Cathy McCann Buck
Music by: Songs sung by The Andrews Sisters
Costumes by: Santo Loquasto
Lighting by: Jennifer Tipton, recreated by Brad Fields

Aftereffect and Green Table(Partisan Women)
Oct
28
Oct 29

Aftereffect and Green Table(Partisan Women)

AfterEffect 

Cast: 
Misty Copeland, James Whiteside

Synopsis:
Principal Dancer Marcelo Gomes discovers inspiration for his Company Premiere in Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence, the composer's glorious tribute to the gracious melodies and carefree brightness of Italian lyricism.

The work consists of four movements, the first of which was premiered by American Ballet Theatre as Aftereffect in 2013 at the David H. Koch Theater. 

Choreography by: Marcelo Gomes
Music by: Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Set by: Françoise Gilot
Costumes by: Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung

The Green Table 

Cast: 
Roman Zhurbin

Synopsis:
Considered the most powerful antiwar statement ever devised for dance, this indisputable masterpiece opens at a diplomatic conference around a table covered with regulation green cloth, followed by vivid tableaux of the futility of war. 

Choreography by: Kurt Jooss
Staged by: Jeanette Vondersaar
Repetiteur: Claudio Schellino
Music by: F.A. Cohen
Costumes by: Hein Heckroth, Masks by Hermann Markard
Lighting by: Hermann Markard, Lighting Directed by Brad Fields

Company B
Oct
24
7:30 pm19:30

Company B

Company B 

Running Time: 29 minutes

Cast: 
Company

Synopsis:
In the shadow of the Second World War, this modern classic brings 1940s American life center stage as young lovers lindy, jitterbug and polka to the ebullient songs of The Andrews Sisters, including "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "Tico-Tico" and "Bei Mir Bist du Schön." 

Choreography by: Paul Taylor
Staged by: Cathy McCann Buck
Music by: Songs Sung by The Andrews Sisters
Costumes by: Santo Loquasto
Lighting by: Jennifer Tipton, re-created by Brad Fields

Company B
Oct
24
2:00 pm14:00

Company B

Company B 

Cast: 
Company

Synopsis:
In the shadow of the Second World War, this modern classic brings 1940s American life center stage as young lovers lindy, jitterbug and polka to the ebullient songs of The Andrews Sisters, including "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "Tico-Tico" and "Bei Mir Bist du Schön." 

Choreography by: Paul Taylor
Staged by: Cathy McCann Buck
Music by: Songs sung by The Andrews Sisters
Costumes by: Santo Loquasto
Lighting by: Jennifer Tipton, recreated by Brad Fields

Green Table (Partisan Women)
Oct
23
7:30 pm19:30

Green Table (Partisan Women)

The Green Table 

Cast: 
Roman Zhurbin

Synopsis:
Considered the most powerful antiwar statement ever devised for dance, this indisputable masterpiece opens at a diplomatic conference around a table covered with regulation green cloth, followed by vivid tableaux of the futility of war. 

Choreography by: Kurt Jooss
Staged by: Jeanette Vondersaar
Repetiteur: Claudio Schellino
Music by: F.A. Cohen
Costumes by: Hein Heckroth, Masks by Hermann Markard
Lighting by: Hermann Markard, Lighting Directed by Brad Fields

Brahms-Hayden Variations
Oct
22
7:30 pm19:30

Brahms-Hayden Variations

 

Cast: 
Isabella Boylston, Alban Lendorf, Maria Kochetkova, Herman Cornejo, Gillian Murphy, James Whiteside, Christine Shevchenko, Joseph Gorak, Sarah Lane, Daniil Simkin

Synopsis:
An ABT commission for the Company's 60th Anniversary in 2000, The Brahms-Haydn Variations bursts with invention as Tharp explores Brahms' shimmering score, while brilliantly reaching a new peak of the choreographer's opus for large-cast classical ballets. 

Choreography by: Twyla Tharp
Staged by: Susan Jones
Music by: Johannes Brahms
Costumes by: Santo Loquasto
Lighting by: Jennifer Tipton

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ABT Gala Brahms-Hayden Variations
Oct
21
6:30 pm18:30

ABT Gala Brahms-Hayden Variations

 

Cast: 
Isabella Boylston, Alban Lendorf, Maria Kochetkova, Herman Cornejo, Gillian Murphy, James Whiteside, Christine Shevchenko, Joseph Gorak, Sarah Lane, Daniil Simkin

Synopsis:
An ABT commission for the Company's 60th Anniversary in 2000, The Brahms-Haydn Variations bursts with invention as Tharp explores Brahms' shimmering score, while brilliantly reaching a new peak of the choreographer's opus for large-cast classical ballets. 

Choreography by: Twyla Tharp
Staged by: Susan Jones
Music by: Johannes Brahms
Costumes by: Santo Loquasto
Lighting by: Jennifer Tipton

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