Series Detail - ABT Family Series 102
Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes / A Month in the Country / Symphony in C - American Ballet Theatre
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
ABT's Company Premiere of Ashton's dance drama, A Month in the Country, promises memorable performances in this remarkable retelling of Ivan Turgenev's famous play in which a young tutor's presence provokes competing affections in an elegant Russian household, while the reprise of Mark Morris' valentine to classical ballet creates a majestic tableaux of heart-stopping beauty. Bringing the program to an effervescent close, Balanchine's dazzling masterpiece, Symphony in C, features one of the choreographer's greatest pas de deux and an impressive finale exuding crystalline brio and virtuosity with a cast of over 40 dancers.
Cast: Wilkins, LaMarche, Kent, Bolle, Herrera, Whiteside, Part, Stearns, Reyes, Cornejo, Lane, Salstein
Swan Lake — American Ballet Theatre
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Of all the great classics performed by ABT today, Swan Lake remains the quintessential ballet, the one that defines the standards of the Company, tests its dancers and ennobles the spirit of the audience. This romantic fable of ill-fated passion, dreamlike transformation and ultimate forgiveness is set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score. With breathtaking choreography and visually magnificent sets evoking a Renaissance court, the fabled lake of the swans rises into view, inspiring awe for generations to come.
Cast: Wilkins; Part, Stearns
Sylvia — American Ballet Theatre
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
A ravishing fantasy set amid verdant forests and majestic temples, Sir Frederick Ashton's mythological love story unites the huntress Sylvia and a lovelorn shepherd with the divine intervention of the deity Eros. The splendid score by Leo Delibes was so admired by Tchaikovsky that he purportedly declared: had he known the music existed at the time, he would never have composed Swan Lake!
Cast: Wilkins; Semionova, Bolle, Salstein, Matthews