Series Detail - ABT Family Series 103
Classic Spectacular - American Ballet Theatre
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
This triple bill offers the opportunity to experience ballet classicism at its best, including a Major Revival of Massine’s Gaîté Parisienne with high-kicking can-can girls in eye-popping Christian Lacroix costumes, performed in repertory with Balanchine's homage to the glamour and majesty of St. Petersburg's Imperial Ballet, Theme and Variations, and the exceptional union of Balanchine's choreography with Stravinsky's lyrical yet barbed music for violin and piano in the one-act jewel, Duo Concertant.
Cast: Murphy, Whiteside, Seo, Gomes
Cinderella - American Ballet Theatre
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Ashton's Cinderella is widely considered one of the greatest ballets of this timeless rags-to-riches fairy tale. Performed to Prokofiev’s hauntingly soaring score, this romance is a stage fantasy to enrapture children of all ages as well as a cornucopia of sly wit and inventive choreography to sate the most devoted of ballet fans. Colorful characters abound, including the gloriously grotesque stepsisters portrayed, as is the tradition, by male dancers who introduce a wonderful note of pantomime comedy.
Cast: Reyes, Whiteside
Shakespeare Celebration - American Ballet Theatre
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
ABT celebrates the Bard's 450th birthday with a magical double bill featuring Ashton's spellbinding The Dream, inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and the meditation on romance, revenge and redemption, The Tempest, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky.
Cast: TBA, Stearns