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2012 City Center SeasonOctober 16-20, 2012


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#16 mussel

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 11:50 AM

More detail of fall season reported by NYT: http://artsbeat.blog...ason/?ref=dance

New Ratmansky set to Symphony No. 9 by Dmitri Shostakovich as previously announced
Agnes de Mille’s “Rodeo”
José Limón’s “Moor’s Pavane”
Mark Morris’s “Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes”
Twyla Tharp’s “In the Upper Room"
Antony Tudor’s “Leaves Are Fading”

#17 Dale

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:03 PM

Official release:

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S 2012 FALL SEASON AT

NEW YORK CITY CENTER, OCTOBER 16-20,

TO FEATURE WORLD PREMIERE BY ALEXEI RATMANSKY

AND REVIVAL OF JOSÉ LIMÓN’S THE MOOR’S PAVANE


COMPANY TO CELEBRATE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF

AGNES DE MILLE’S RODEO



American Ballet Theatre’s 2012 Fall season at New York City Center opens
Tuesday evening, October 16 for seven performances including the World Premiere of a new work by Alexei Ratmansky, a revival and repertory, October 16-20.
Principal Dancers for the New York City Center engagement include Roberto Bolle, Herman Cornejo, Marcelo Gomes, Julie Kent, Veronika Part, Xiomara Reyes, Polina Semionova and Cory Stearns.
American Ballet Theatre’s 2012 New York City Center season will begin at 6:30pm on Tuesday, October 16 with an Opening Night Gala benefit. A benefit dinner at The Pierre Hotel will immediately follow the performance. For benefit tickets and information, please contact ABT’s Special Events office at 212-477-3030, ext. 3245.

WORLD PREMIERE
The season will be highlighted by the World Premiere of a new work by Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky. Set to Symphony No. 9 by Dmitri Shostakovich, the new Ratmansky work will receive its World Premiere on Thursday, October 18. The ballet will be the first of a full-evening of three one-act ballets which will be presented during ABT’s 2013 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House. The Shostakovich trio of works will feature scenery by
George Tsypin and costumes by Keso Dekker. Following the World Premiere
performance, the new work by Ratmansky will be given three additional performances, October 19 evening and the matinee and evening of October 20.

70th ANNIVERSARY OF AGNES DE MILLE’S RODEO
American Ballet Theatre’s Fall Season at New York City Center will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo with a performance of the choreographer’s most celebrated work on Tuesday, October 16. First presented by the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo at the Metropolitan Opera House on October 16, 1942, Rodeo features music by Aaron Copland and scenery by Oliver Smith. The World Premiere cast featured Agnes de Mille as the Cowgirl, Frederic Franklin as the Champion Roper and Casimir Kokitch as the Head Wrangler. Rodeo was first performed by Ballet Theatre in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1950. A new production, featuring sets by Oliver Smith and costumes by Santo Loquasto, was given its Revival Premiere in 1989 in St. Louis, Missouri. Rodeo will receive two additional performances on October 18 and the matinee of October 20.

REVIVAL OF JOSE LIMON’S THE MOOR’S PAVANE
A revival of José Limón’s The Moor’s Pavane, set to music by Henry Purcell, is scheduled for three performances at New York City Center beginning Wednesday evening, October 17. Last performed by American Ballet Theatre in 1981,
The Moor’s Pavane is based on William Shakespeare’s tragedy of Othello and features costumes by Pauline Lawrence and lighting by Jean Rosenthal. The Moor’s Pavane received its World Premiere on August 17, 1949 with Limón in the leading role and was first performed by ABT at the New York State Theater in 1970. The ballet will receive its Revival Premiere on Thursday, October 5, 2012 at The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
Clay Taliaferro will stage American Ballet Theatre’s revival of The Moor’s Pavane.

RETURNING REPERTORY
The 2012 New York City Center season will also feature performances of Mark Morris’ Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes, Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room and Antony Tudor’s The Leaves Are Fading.

Tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s 2012 New York City Center season start at $20 and go on sale by phone at 212-581-1212 and on online at www.nycitycenter.org on July 23. The City Center Box Office will open for sales on September 4. For more information, please visit ABT’s website at www.abt.org.

#18 puppytreats

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:21 PM

How do subscription sales work for City Center? Are they different that at the Met?

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:40 PM

It's a six-performance season (assuming there's a Saturday matinee), so I don't think subscriptions, in the usual sense, are being offered.

City Center usually offers discounts when you buy tickets for multiple performances and the seats are in the same price category. The more performances you buy, the greater the discount.

This is City Center's pattern over many years, for many companies. I cannot promise that this policy will be in place for ABT 2012, though.

#20 abatt

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:02 PM

ABT has been having Wed matinees at City Center, so it will probably be a seven performance run. As noted they usually give a discount if you buy multiple performances, but they charge you a processing fee, so the discount evaporates pretty quickly. The only way you can avoid all the fees is to buy at the box office, which opens many weeks later than the online and phone sales.

#21 ksk04

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:43 PM

Interesting rep to bring back for so (disappointly) few performances, but maybe some of this will make it to DC or LA for their 2013 tours (not holding my breath on the last one). Actually, upon checking the Kennedy Center's website, the Moor's Pavane is making it DC (along with Symphony in C...is this new news? Natalia?)


I seem to remember Xiomara Reyes as the Cowgirl in Rodeo last time...I can see Boylston getting a run at it this time perhaps?

#22 carbro

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:11 PM

Actually, upon checking the Kennedy Center's website, the Moor's Pavane is making it DC (along with Symphony in C...is this new news? Natalia?)

Symphony in C is not new to ABT. They did it during their 2001 City Center season.
http://abt.org/educa...hive/index.html

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:21 PM

Actually, upon checking the Kennedy Center's website, the Moor's Pavane is making it DC (along with Symphony in C...is this new news? Natalia?)

Symphony in C is not new to ABT. They did it during their 2001 City Center season.
http://abt.org/educa...hive/index.html


Oh I know that...I meant touring wise for next year. I wasn't sure if anyone had already posted what ABT was doing for their mixed bill on the DC tour.

#24 Waelsung

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:43 PM

And when might we hope to see the casting? Before or after the tix go on sale at City Center?

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 05:03 AM

And when might we hope to see the casting? Before or after the tix go on sale at City Center?


Last year I'm fairly certain it was quite awhile after, unfortunately.

#26 abatt

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 05:04 AM

Casting is not posted until a few weeks before the performances. The tickets go on sale well before the casting is announced.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 05:29 AM

More detail of fall season reported by NYT: http://artsbeat.blog...ason/?ref=dance

José Limón’s “Moor’s Pavane”

Yes!!!!!

I have waited with extraordinary patience for this revival, and for Carreno and Gomes to play the Moor. Carreno is gone, unfortunately, but Gomes would be spectacular as the Moor. Here's hoping that stager Clay Taliaferro doesn't go in for the kind of creative anti-casting that he used for the Limon company's revival of The Emperor Jones.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:13 AM

Casting is not posted until a few weeks before the performances. The tickets go on sale well before the casting is announced.


Oh, so we must buy tickets for every show then, and then sell what we do not want/cannot afford? Ouch.

What is seating like?

#29 Natalia

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:55 AM

.... upon checking the Kennedy Center's website, the Moor's Pavane is making it DC (along with Symphony in C...is this new news? Natalia?)

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Yes, I'd noted the happy inclusion of the Bizet in the KennCen run a month or so ago, when it was first announced. It's been a long time.-- at least 10 yrs -- since ABT has done this. (Ditto Ballet Imperial, which I'd dearly love to see once more in the ABT edition, with the classical tutus and 'regal' backdrop. may for Fall 2013?)

Reyes definitely danced Cowgirl when Rodeo was last performed at City Center. Martha Butler too???

It's a great repertoire for the short season - all 'ABT Classics' + one new Ratmansky. No real oddities. It should sell well.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 09:09 AM

I'm not sure how well it will sell, although I'm generally happy with the rep. A lot of their stars do not appear at the City Center season, and they have performed In the Upper Room often during the last few City Center seasons. It makes sense for them to invest in a Ratmansky ballet for the Fall. They have repeatedly turned to mediocre (or worse) choreographers to create new works for the fall season, and not one of those new works has been good enough to see the light of day in subsequent seasons. That has been a total waste of resources, in my opinion.


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