Series Detail - ABT Family Series 108
Ratmansky Premiere: Shostakovich Trilogy — American Ballet Theatre
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Embark on a new journey with Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky, who The New York Times calls "one of the dance world's major talents" and The New Yorker recognizes as "the most looked-to choreographer in Western ballet," as he explores the orchestral world of the esteemed Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich. This full-length program of three one-act ballets will reprise the recent ABT premiere of Ratmansky's new work set to Shostakovich's jaunty, mercurial Ninth Symphony performed along with World Premieres set to the lively, witty yet moving Piano Concerto No. 1 and the composer's elegiac auto-biographical score, Chamber Symphony for Strings in C minor.
Cast: Barker, Wilkins, Semionova, Gomes, Cornejo, Messmer, Salstein, Hallberg, Herrera, Kent, Boylston, Vishneva, Stearns, Osipova, Vasiliev
Le Corsaire — American Ballet Theatre
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Discover a treasure trove of virtuoso dancing in a New Production of this swashbuckling comedy! Staged by Anna-Marie Holmes, this exotic fable of a dashing pirate's love for a beautiful harem girl journeys through a tapestry of captive maidens, rich sultans, suspenseful abductions and dramatic rescues —culminating in a shipwreck that's one of the most breathtaking spectacles in all of ballet. Boasting all-new sets and costumes with over 120 performers, Le Corsaire perfectly showcases explosive bravura dancing from ABT's star-studded roster of dancers.
Cast: Barker; Murphy, Matvienko, McRae, Gomes, Copeland
Romeo and Juliet – American Ballet Theatre
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Sir Kenneth MacMillan's masterful interpretation of Shakespeare's enduring romantic tragedy has become one of ABT's signature productions. Against a sumptuous setting in Renaissance Italy, MacMillan weaves a dance tapestry rich in character nuance and sensuality, and Sergei Prokofiev's instantly recognizable music underscores the lyric beauty and passion of this beloved ballet's star-crossed lovers.
Cast: LaMarche; Kent, Bolle