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#1 vipa

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 02:30 PM

I just noticed that some casting is up at the ABT website for the October Bard performance.

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 05:38 PM

Thanks, vipa

October 2
New Ratmansky Work
J. Kent
X. Reyes
S. Abrera
A. Hammoudi
H. Cornejo
G. Saveliev

New Barton Work
Company

Other Dances
Cast to be announced

New Millepied Work
I. Boylston
M. Gomes


October 3, M
New Ratmansky Work
H. Seo
S. Lane
Y. Kajiya
J. Matthews
J. Phillips
C. Lopez

New Barton Work
Company

Some Assembly Required
I. Boylston
I. Stappas

New Millepied Work
S. Abrera
C. Stearns


October 3, E

J. Kent
X. Reyes
S. Abrera
A. Hammoudi
H. Cornejo
G. Saveliev

New Barton Work
Company

Some Assembly Required
J. Matthews
M. Riccetto

New Millepied Work
I. Boylston
M. Gomes


October 4, M
New Ratmansky Work
H. Seo
S. Lane
Y. Kajiya
J. Matthews
J. Phillips
C. Lopez

New Barton Work
Company

Other Dances
Cast to be announced

New Millepied Work
S. Abrera
C. Stearns


Check ABT's calendar for updates and changes and, it's safe to guess, the Avery Fisher casting coming soon.

#3 vipa

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 05:34 PM

Interesting that Simkin isn't up there yet.

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 07:15 PM

Interesting that Simkin isn't up there yet.


My thoughts exactly! :smilie_mondieu:

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 07:42 AM

Casting for Avery Fisher season:

CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S
FALL SEASON AT AVERY FISHER HALL,
OCTOBER 7-10, 2009

Opening Night to be Highlighted by the New York City Premieres of New Works by Alexei Ratmansky, Aszure Barton and Benjamin Millepied



Casting for American Ballet Theatre’s 2009 Fall Season at Avery Fisher Hall was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. The engagement marks the Company’s first appearance at Avery Fisher Hall.

The Opening Night Gala performance at 6:30 P.M. will feature the debut of David Hallberg in a new work by Alexei Ratmansky. The six-member opening night ensemble also includes Julie Kent, Xiomara Reyes, Stella Abrera, Herman Cornejo and Gennadi Saveliev. Set to Domenico Scarlatti’s Keyboard Sonatas, the new Ratmansky ballet will receive its World Premiere at the Richard B. Fisher Center’s Sosnoff Theater at Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, New York on October 2, 2009. Costumes for Ratmansky’s new work are by Holly Hynes and lighting is by Brad Fields.

A new work by Aszure Barton, set to Maurice Ravel’s Violin Sonata in G, will also receive its New York City premiere on Opening Night, October 7. The new Barton ballet features costumes by Yannik Larivée and lighting by Brad Fields.

Isabella Boylston and Marcelo Gomes will lead the opening night cast of the New York City Premiere of a new work by Benjamin Millepied. Set to music by composer David Lang, the new ballet features costumes by Karen Young and lighting by Brad Fields. The new ballets by Aszure Barton and Benjamin Millepied will receive their World Premieres at the Richard B. Fisher Center’s Sosnoff Theater at Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, New York on October 2, 2009.

American Ballet Theatre’s Opening Night will also feature a performance by Veronika Part in Michel Fokine’s The Dying Swan. Set to music from Charles Camille Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals, The Dying Swan was created by Fokine for Anna Pavlova and given its World Premiere in 1905 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Isabella Boylston and Isaac Stappas will make their New York City debuts in the Revival Premiere of Clark Tippet’s Some Assembly Required at the Friday, October 9 matinee, at 2:00 P.M. Maria Riccetto and Jared Matthews will make their New York City debuts in the roles on Saturday evening, October 10.

Superfund Asset Management, Inc. is the sponsor of American Ballet Theatre’s Fall Gala at Avery Fisher Hall. Saks Fifth Avenue is the Leading Corporate Sponsor of American Ballet Theatre's Costume Fund. J.P. Morgan is the leading corporate sponsor of Make a Ballet. American Airlines is the Official Airline of American Ballet Theatre. Northern Trust is the leading underwriter of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onnasis School at American Ballet Theatre. The 2009 Fall Season is also made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. ABT acknowledges The Toni and Martin Sosnoff New Works Fund for its generous support of the 2009 Avery Fisher Hall season.

Tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s Fall season at Avery Fisher Hall, priced $20-$135, are available at Avery Fisher Hall’s box office at 212-721-6500. Avery Fisher Hall is located at the northern end of the Lincoln Center Plaza, at the corner of Broadway and 65th Street. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.abt.org <http://www.abt.org> .



AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE

Avery Fisher Hall 2009

Wed. Eve., Oct. 7, 6:30 P.M. GALA PROGRAM

NEW RATMANSKY (New York City Premiere) – Kent, Reyes,
Abrera, Hallberg*, Cornejo, Saveliev

NEW BARTON (New York City Premiere) - Company

THE DYING SWAN - Part

NEW MILLEPIED (New York City Premiere) – Boylston, Gomes

Thurs. Eve., Oct 8. , 7:30 P.M. NEW RATMANSKY – Seo+, Lane+, Kajiya+, Matthews+, Phillips+,

Lopez+

NEW BARTON - Company

OTHER DANCES – TBA

NEW MILLEPIED – Boylston, Gomes


Fri.. Mat., Oct. 9, 2 P.M. NEW RATMANSKY – Shevchenko*, Reyes, Abrera,
Hammoudi+, Cornejo, Saveliev

NEW BARTON - Company

SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED – Boylston+, Stappas+

NEW MILLEPIED – Abrera+, Stearns+

Fri. Eve., Oct. 9, 8 P.M. NEW RATMANSKY – Kent, Reyes, Abrera, Hallberg, Cornejo,
Saveliev

OTHER DANCES – TBA

SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED – Boylston, Stappas

NEW MILLEPIED – Abrera, Stearns

Sat. Mat., Oct. 10, 2 P.M. NEW RATMANSKY – Seo, Lane, Kajiya, Matthews, Phillips,
Lopez

NEW BARTON - Company

OTHER DANCES - TBA

NEW MILLEPIED – Boylston, Gomes

Sat. Eve., Oct. 10, 8 P.M. NEW RATMANSKY – Kent, Reyes, Abrera, Hallberg, Cornejo,
Saveliev

NEW BARTON - Company

SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED – Riccetto+, Matthews+

NEW MILLEPIED – Boylston, Gomes

*Editors please note: First time in a role

Wed. Eve., Oct. 7 –Hallberg in New Ratmansky

Fri. Mat., Oct. 9 – Shevchenko in New Ratmansky

+Editors please note: First time in a role in New York City

Thurs. Oct. 8 – Seo, Lane, Kajiya, Matthews, Phillips, Lopez in New Ratmansky;

Fri. Mat., Oct 9 – Hammoudi in New Ratmansky; Boylston, Stappas in Some Assembly Required;
Abrera, Stearns in New Millepied

Sat. Eve., Oct. 10 – Riccetto, Matthews in Some Assembly Required

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 08:12 AM

Part in Dying Swan!! That makes it worth the price of admission even if all the new works turn out to be awful. Yippie. Please Please give Part an opportunity to perform Other Dances too. Does anyone else find it odd that Paloma, Gillian and Michelle are not listed for any roles. I thought they were appearing with the company at Avery Fisher.

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 05:02 PM

Part in Dying Swan!! That makes it worth the price of admission even if all the new works turn out to be awful. Yippie. Please Please give Part an opportunity to perform Other Dances too. Does anyone else find it odd that Paloma, Gillian and Michelle are not listed for any roles. I thought they were appearing with the company at Avery Fisher.



Respectfully disagree about Dying Swan. I think it quite strange that it is thrown into the program. I really don't want to see it with Part or anyone. On the other hand Part in Other Dances would be intriguing.

I too wonder about Paloma, Gillian & Michelle. Are they not there? Why would Reyes be there and not the others?

I hate the listing of a cast as "company." Couldn't they please say who is dancing even if it is 8 or 10 or 12 people.

Looks like good opportunities for Boylston. Good for her. I have loved her in some things and found her not quite up to the task in others, but definitely a talented young lady - one to watch.

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 06:05 AM

Fri.. Mat., Oct. 9, 2 P.M. NEW RATMANSKY – Shevchenko*, Reyes, Abrera,
Hammoudi+, Cornejo, Saveliev


Interesting -- Shevchenko joined the corps only during the summer of last year.

http://www.abt.org/d...p?Dancer_ID=179

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 06:22 PM

Fri.. Mat., Oct. 9, 2 P.M. NEW RATMANSKY – Shevchenko*, Reyes, Abrera,
Hammoudi+, Cornejo, Saveliev


Interesting -- Shevchenko joined the corps only during the summer of last year.

http://www.abt.org/d...p?Dancer_ID=179


Yes, I was excited to see Shevchenko on that cast list! She's young and new and I've only seen her on video (clips from her performances at the Moscow Ballet Competition, where she took the gold medal), but from what I can tell she's a potential star. Incredibly strong technique and a certain regality and elegance that belies her age.

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 03:09 PM

Casting is up for Other Dances at Bard and at Avery. Casts are Part/Gomes and Murphy/Halberg.

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 05:16 PM

Won't it be a bit exhausting for Gomes to do Other Dances and Everything Doesn't Happen at Once (New Millepied Work) back to back Oct. 2nd?

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 10:44 PM

Why would it be more exhausting than a Romeo, Basilio or Albrecht?

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 07:18 AM

Casting is up for Other Dances at Bard and at Avery. Casts are Part/Gomes and Murphy/Halberg.


When I checked last night, October 4's "Other Dances" at Bart was Murphy/Hallberg, and I bought a ticket. However, by this morning, the same performance is indicated to be Murphy/Gomes :P

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 04:22 AM

This is so frustrating! I've had my Oct 4th Bard tickets for a long time hoping for a Hallberg performance and was delighted to see the casting for Other Dances. After waiting so long to post the Other Dances casting and then to change it overnight - why??? Of course I'm never sad to see Gomes!

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 06:32 AM

This is so frustrating! I've had my Oct 4th Bard tickets for a long time hoping for a Hallberg performance and was delighted to see the casting for Other Dances. After waiting so long to post the Other Dances casting and then to change it overnight - why??? Of course I'm never sad to see Gomes!


I of course don't know the reasons, but here are one possibility:

Switching to Gomes gives Gomes another performance, which may be helpful in maintaining Gomes' involvement at a more meaningful level this fall when Hallberg is getting some many prominent performances during this period. Hallberg is already the male lead in the "first team" of the new Ratmansky work, and has several Avery Fisher performances of that. Hallberg also has several "Other Dances" performances at Avery Fisher.

Gomes "only" (relative to Hallberg) has the danseur role in some of the new Millepied work's performances and his role in "Other Dances" this fall at the ABT. (I appreciate Gomes was the lead danseur in the On The Dnieper piece, the last new Ratmansky but Hallberg was also featured in that piece in the fiance role. Note I am not suggesting competitiveness between Gomes and Hallberg, but noting the above just as a matter of maintaining equilibrium between two leading ABT "younger" principals.)

I appreciate that Hallberg and Gomes each have an abundance of riches when it comes to being cast in various ABT performances, in contrast to somebody like, Cornejo, who only appears as the second-listed danseur role in the new Ratmansky work, behind the featured Hallberg. But I think Hallberg deserves this prominence! :P (As does Gomes, not that Cornejo doesn't.)


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