Series Detail - ABT Family Series 106

3 Performances

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Don Quixote — American Ballet Theatre

Saturday, May 25, 2013
2:00 pm

Based on Miguel de Cervantes’ sweeping tale of romance and chivalry, the knight-errant of la Mancha, Don Quixote, and his devoted squire, Sancho Panza, are positively heroic when it comes to aiding the spirited maiden Kitri and her charming amour. From the bravura dancing of the fiery toreador Espada to the colorful caravan of gypsies, the stage explodes with one show-stopping performance after another in this feast of choreographic fireworks.

Cast: Barker; Herrera, Stearns

Ratmansky Premiere: Shostakovich Trilogy — American Ballet Theatre

Saturday, June 1, 2013
2:00 pm

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: LaMarche, Wilkins, Part, Bolle, Matthews, Abrera, Radetsky, Whiteside, Kajiya, Seo, Lane, Murphy, Royal, Reyes, Simkin

The Sleeping Beauty — American Ballet Theatre

Saturday, July 6, 2013
2:00 pm

Incensed by being snubbed at the christening of Princess Aurora, the wicked fairy Carabosse casts a curse on the child, proclaiming that she will one day prick her finger and die.  The Lilac Fairy intervenes, and when the fateful day arrives, the princess and the entire palace instead fall into a deep sleep. Over a century later, a prince is guided to the castle by the Lilac Fairy to awaken the sleeping princess with a kiss. A treasured fairytale, this perennial delight is often love at first sight.

Cast: Barker; Reyes, Lendorf

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