3rd week city center casting
Posted 09 October 2003 - 07:36 AM
AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S FALL SEASON AT CITY CENTER
Amanda McKerrow to Make ABT Debut as Hagar in Pillar of Fire on
Wednesday, November 5
Pas de Deux from Flames of Paris to be Performed on November 8 and 9 Matinees
Casting for the third week of American Ballet Theatre’s Fall season at City Center, October 22 through November 9, was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.
Highlighting the third week of performances will be the ABT debut of Amanda McKerrow as Hagar in Antony Tudor’s Pillar of Fire and the debut of Gennadi Saveliev as The Friend on Wednesday, November 5. On the same evening, Michele Wiles, Carlos Molina, Yuriko Kajiya and Jesus Pastor will perform the roles of the Couple in White and the Couple in Yellow in Martha Graham’s Diversion of Angels for the first time, and a new cast will debut in Sir Frederick Ashton’s Symphonic Variations.
The pas de deux from Flames of Paris, after the original by Vasily Vainonen, will be performed by Gillian Murphy and Gennadi Saveliev at the matinees on Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9. The pas de deux was first performed by ABT in 1972 with choreography by David and Anna-Marie Holmes after the original. The complete four-act ballet received its World Premiere by the Leningrad-Kirov Ballet in Leningrad in 1932.
American Ballet Theatre’s Fall season at City Center continues through November 9. The season is sponsored by Movado Watch Company, a leading benefactor. ABT’s 2003 City Center season is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.
Tickets priced from $30 to $80 can be purchased by calling CityTix at 212-581-1212 or at the City Center box office. City Center is located on West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in New York City. For more information, please visit ABT’s website at www.abt.org.
Complete casting follows:
Tue., Nov. 4, 7:30 P.M. INNOVATIVE WORKS
WITHOUT WORDS – S. Brown, Saveliev, Herrera, Corella, Murphy,
Molina, Reyes*, Stiefel
workwithinwork – Company
WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU:
A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE HARRISON – Company
Wed., Nov. 5, 7:30 P.M. MASTER WORKS
DIVERSION OF ANGELS – Wiles*, Molina*, Tuttle, Stappas,
SYMPHONIC VARIATIONS – Kang*, Abrera*, Fang*, Hallberg*,
PILLAR OF FIRE – McKerrow+, Saveliev*, Corella
RAYMONDA (Grand Pas Classique) – Dvorovenko*,
Thurs., Nov. 6, 8 P.M. CONTEMPORARY WORKS
PETITE MORT – Company
SECHS TÄNZE – Company
DORIAN – Beloserkovsky, Dvorovenko, Saveliev
Fri., Nov. 7, 8 P.M. MASTER WORKS
DIVERSION OF ANGELS – Wiles, Molina, Tuttle, Stappas, Kajiya,
SYMPHONIC VARIATIONS – Kang, Abrera, Fang, Hallberg, Gomes,
PILLAR OF FIRE – McKerrow, Saveliev, Corella
RAYMONDA (Grand Pas Classique) – Dvorovenko, Beloserkovsky
Sat. Mat., Nov. 8, 2 P.M. FAMILY FRIENDLY
THEME AND VARIATIONS – Tuttle, Corella
LE GRAND PAS DE DEUX – Reyes, H. Cornejo
THREE VIRGINS AND A DEVIL – Butler, Riccetto, Dmochowski,
FLAMES OF PARIS Pas de Deux– Murphy*, Saveliev*
FANCY FREE – Salstein**, Lopez, Gomes, Herrera, Kent, Snow
Sat. Eve., Nov. 8, 8 P.M. CONTEMPORARY WORKS
PETITE MORT - Company
SECHS TÄNZE - Company
DORIAN -Hallberg, Kent, Gomes
Sun. Mat., Nov. 9, 2 P.M. FAMILY FRIENDLY
THEME AND VARIATIONS – Wiles, Hallberg
LE GRAND PAS DE DEUX – Dvorovenko, Beloserkovsky
THREE VIRGINS AND A DEVIL – Waddell, Schulte, Fischbach,
FLAMES OF PARIS Pas de Deux – Murphy, Saveliev
FANCY FREE – Salstein, Lopez, Gomes, Herrera, Kent, Thomas
Sun. Eve., Nov. 9, 7:30 P.M. INNOVATIVE WORKS
WITHOUT WORDS – Abrera, Torres, Tuttle, Tidwell, Murphy,
Molina, Dvorovenko, Beloserkovsky
workwithinwork – Company
WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU:
A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE HARRISON - Company
*Editors please note: first time in a role:
Tue. Eve., Nov. 4 – Reyes in Without Words
Wed. Eve., Nov. 5 – Wiles, Molina (Couple in White), Kajiya, Pastor (Couple in Yellow) in Diversion of Angels; Kang, Abrera, Fang, Hallberg, Gomes, Torres in Symphonic Variations; Saveliev (The Friend) in Pillar of Fire; Dvorovenko, Beloserkovsky in Raymonda (Grand Pas Classique)
Sat. Mat., Nov. 8 – Murphy, Saveliev in Flames of Paris
**Editors please note: first time in a role in New York:
Sat. Mat., Nov. 8 – Salstein in Fancy Free
+Editors please note: first time in a role with ABT:
Wed. Eve., Nov. 5 – McKerrow in Pillar of Fire
Posted 11 October 2003 - 09:35 AM
How I wish Seattle were closer to NYC.
I hope anyone writing here who gets a chance to see it will post back for those of us geographically challenged...
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Posted 13 October 2003 - 03:26 PM
Ooooooh, meoooow, Ms Tomalanis. But sadly so true. However, it just struck me on reading your post how many legends of dance go on to be truly dreadful ADs. Almost as if they were spiting the ADs who had pushed and sometimes bullied them into becoming the dancers they were, by eradicating everything the great AD did for his company. eg Martins, Baryshnikov, Vasiliev, Sergeyev the list goes on and on. What do you think? Could company sabotage be a perverse form of revenge?
Unfortunately, in many instances, the AD is the dancer to whom you want to say: "Stop! No, no. Don't pass it on. Some secrets need to be taken to the grave "
Posted 13 October 2003 - 04:13 PM
But I sincerely meant that there are some dancers, who, when I read that they are determined to give back to the art form -- and I'm sure they mean it in utter sincereity -- I shudder, because it means yet another generation of jesters-turned-Princes, or dancer with arms frozen in second, or whatever particular idiosyncracy the "donor" had.
Back to Park and Meunier, though, I don't know what's behind the lack of casting, but I think it's safe to say that a company doesn't acquire two dancers for the fun of not using them. There could be injury or illness involved, or other factors that we don't know about, and that it could well be harmful to speculate on.
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