2012 City Center SeasonOctober 16-20, 2012
Posted 28 June 2012 - 11:50 AM
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”
Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:03 PM
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.
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.
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.
Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:21 PM
Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:40 PM
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.
Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:02 PM
Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:43 PM
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?
Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:11 PM
Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:21 PM
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.
Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:43 PM
Posted 29 June 2012 - 05:03 AM
Last year I'm fairly certain it was quite awhile after, unfortunately.
Posted 29 June 2012 - 05:04 AM
Posted 29 June 2012 - 05:29 AM
José Limón’s “Moor’s Pavane”
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.
Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:13 AM
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?
Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:55 AM
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.
Posted 29 June 2012 - 09:09 AM
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