Series Detail - ABT Family Series 101
Don Quixote — American Ballet Theatre
Monday, May 19, 2014
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: LaMarche; Reyes, Vasiliev
Cinderella - American Ballet Theatre
Monday, June 9, 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: Wilkins; Seo, Whiteside
Shakespeare Celebration - American Ballet Theatre
Monday, June 30, 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: LaMarche, Wilkins, Murphy, Stearns, Cornejo, Gomes, Simkin, Lane