AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE


10.22.14 - 11.02.14

Wednesday,    
Thursday,
Friday,
Saturday,
Saturday,
Sunday,
October 22, 2014 6:30pm
October 23, 2014 7:30pm      
October 24, 2014 7:30pm
October 25, 2014 2:00pm
October 25, 2014 8:00pm
October 26, 2014 1:00pm
OPENING NIGHT GALA: Pièce d’Occasion, Liam Scarlett World Premiere, Thirteen Diversions
Raymonda Divertissements, Jardin aux Lilas, Fancy Free
Sinfonietta, Liam Scarlett World Premiere, Thirteen Diversions
Raymonda Divertissements, Seven Sonatas, Fancy Free
Sinfonietta, Jardin aux Lilas, Fancy Free
Liam Scarlett World Premiere, Jardin aux Lilas, Thirteen Diversions

Tuesday,
Wednesday,    
Thursday,
Saturday,
Saturday,
Sunday,
Sunday,
October   28, 2014 7:30pm
October   29, 2014 7:30pm
October   30, 2014 7:30pm
November 1, 2014 2:00pm    
November 1, 2014 8:00pm
November 2, 2014 1:00pm
November 2, 2014 6:00pm
Raymonda Divertissements, Liam Scarlett World Premiere, Sinfonietta
Raymonda Divertissements, Bach Partita, Gaîté Parisienne
Bach Partita, Seven Sonatas, Sinfonietta
Sinfonietta, Liam Scarlett World Premiere, Thirteen Diversions
Raymonda Divertissements, Seven Sonatas, Thirteen Diversions
Sinfonietta, Bach Partita, Gaîté Parisienne
Seven Sonatas, Liam Scarlett World Premiere, Gaîté Parisienne


See program descriptions below

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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.
 
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.

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.

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.


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