AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE


10.21.15 - 11.01.15

Wednesday,    
Thursday,
Friday,
Saturday,
Saturday,
Sunday,
October   21, 6:30pm
October   22, 7:30pm
October   23, 7:30pm
October   24, 2:00pm
October   24, 8:00pm
October   25, 2:00pm
    OPENING NIGHT GALA: Monotones I and II, Mark Morris Premiere, The Brahms-Haydn Variations
    The Brahms-Haydn Variations, Monotones I and II, The Green Table
    Le Spectre de la Rose, Valse-Fantaisie, Mark Morris Premiere, The Green Table
    Le Spectre de la Rose, Valse-Fantaisie, Mark Morris Premiere, Company B
    Company B, Le Spectre de la Rose, Valse-Fantaisie, The Brahms-Haydn Variations
    Monotones I and II, Company B, The Green Table

Tuesday,
Wednesday,    
Thursday,
Friday,
Saturday,
Sunday,
October   27, 7:30pm
October   28, 7:30pm
October   29, 7:30pm
October   30, 7:30pm
October   31, 2:00pm
November 1, 2:00pm    
Mark Morris Premiere, Monotones I and II, The Green Table
Marcelo Gomes Premiere, Company B, The Green Table
Mark Morris Premiere, Piano Concerto #1, Company B
Marcelo Gomes Premiere, Monotones I and II, Company B
The Brahms-Haydn Variations, Marcelo Gomes Premiere, The Green Table
Mark Morris Premiere, Piano Concerto #1, The Brahms-Haydn Variations

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MARK MORRIS PREMIERE
Music by Johann Nepomuk Hummel

One of the most acclaimed American choreographers, Mark Morris offers his third ABT commission this fall performed to Hummel’s chamber work, Piano Septet No. 2 in C Major, with all-new costumes by Isaac Mizrahi.

AFTEREFFECT – MARCELO GOMES COMPANY PREMIERE
Music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky

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.

MONOTONES I AND II – COMPANY PREMIERE
Choreography by Frederick Ashton   |    Music by Erik Satie

Pure poetry, these haunting yet elegant pas de trois achieve an eerie otherworldliness of understated intensity, as Ashton reaches the summit of adagio classicism.

VALSE-FANTAISIE – COMPANY PREMIERE
Choreography by George Balanchine   |    Music by Mikhail Glinka

Deceptively simple but fiendishly difficult, this Balanchine jewel charms with windswept dancing in perpetual motion, perfectly attuned to the joyfulness of Glinka’s waltz rhythms.

THE BRAHMS-HAYDN VARIATIONS
Choreography by Twyla Tharp   |    Music by Johannes Brahms

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.

COMPANY B
Choreography by Paul Taylor   |    Songs sung by The Andrews Sisters

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.”

THE GREEN TABLE
Choreography by Kurt Jooss   |    Music by F.A. Cohen

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.

LE SPECTRE DE LA ROSE
Choreography by Michel Fokine   |    Music by Carl Maria von Weber

The fragrant scent of a rose and the memories of a young girl's first ball inspire her dreams in Fokine's haunting Le Spectre de la Rose. Its soaring leaps are legendary, and its tale of first love's awakening is timeless.

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.


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