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Fall Season at the Koch


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#1 bingham

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 08:12 AM

Has there been any news on the fall season yet? In a recent interview with Valerie Lawson in Australia, Alexei mentioned that he was going to do a new "Tempest" for ABT.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 08:18 AM

I've not heard any announcements, but am hoping and praying they'll do all mixed repertory and not any full-length ballets.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 08:35 AM

I asked one of the ABT Friends staffers this week when they expect to announce the fall schedule. She checked with somebody who would know, I gather, and said it probably won't be announced until the Met season is completed. I believe the City Center schedule was announced in July and that was for a week in October, so it wouldn't surprise me if we get a July announcement for the first two weeks in November.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 11:27 AM

http://artsbeat.blog...es-fall-season/

 

Here is some info on the fall season at the Koch.  Ratmansky premieres a new work, The Tempest.



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 01:03 PM

http://artsbeat.blog...es-fall-season/

 

Here is some info on the fall season at the Koch.  Ratmansky premieres a new work, The Tempest.

 

YES!  They're bringing back “Les Sylphides”!



#6 abatt

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 01:52 PM

The full press release can now be found on the ABT home page, including the entire list of ballets that will be performed and the principal dancers who will appear at the Koch.



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 03:09 PM

 With the absence of Bolle and Hallberg , i wonder who will dance the tutor in A Month in the Country?



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 05:39 PM

Hooray!!  I have been very curious to see Twyla Tharp's "Bach Partita" since the Partita in D Minor (or at least the Chaconne at its conclusion) is my very favorite piece of classical music!!  (And it was premiered on my birthday.)

 

Hopefully they find a good violinist to play the pieces, or I will be very disappointed...



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:09 PM

Forgive me, doing this from an iPad. Here's the release.


AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S FALL 2013 SEASON
AT THE DAVID H. KOCH THEATER ANNOUNCED
 
SEASON TO FEATURE WORLD PREMIERE OF
THE TEMPEST BY ALEXEI RATMANSKY
AND REVIVALS OF TWYLA THARP’S BACH PARTITA,
MICHEL FOKINE’S LES SYLPHIDES, MARK MORRIS’ GONG
AND STANTON WELCH’S CLEAR
 
BOX OFFICE OPENS MONDAY, JULY 22
 
 
​The World Premiere of The Tempest by Alexei Ratmansky will highlight American Ballet Theatre’s inaugural Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater, October 30-November 10, 2013.  The Fall 2013 season, announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, will also feature revivals of Bach Partita by Twyla Tharp, Les Sylphides by Michel Fokine, Gong by Mark Morris and Clear by Stanton Welch.
Principal Dancers for the engagement include Paloma Herrera, Julie Kent, Gillian Murphy, Veronika Part, Xiomara Reyes, Polina Semionova, Hee Seo, Herman Cornejo, Marcelo Gomes, Daniil Simkin and Cory Stearns.  
​Alexei Ratmansky’s The Tempest will serve as the centerpiece of American Ballet Theatre’s opening night Fall Gala benefit on Wednesday evening, October 30 at 6:30p.m.   The program will also include George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, followed by a black-tie dinner dance on the Promenade of the David H. Koch Theater.  Julia Koch, Lauren Santo Domingo and Caryn Zucker will serve as Co-Chairs for the evening.  Honoree Adrienne Arsht will receive the 2013 Melville Straus Leadership Achievement Award. Gala benefit tickets start at $1,500.  For
 
WORLD PREMIERE
The Tempest, a ballet in one act choreographed by Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky and set to music written for the Shakespeare play by Jean Sibelius, will be given its World Premiere on Wednesday evening, October 30.   Adapted from William Shakespeare’s play The Tempest, the ballet will feature sets and costumes by Santo Loquasto and lighting by Robert Wierzel.  Tony Award-winning director Mark Lamos will serve as the production’s dramaturg. The Tempest will be given five performances at the David H. Koch Theater.
 
REVIVAL PREMIERES
​American Ballet Theatre’s 2013 Fall season will feature the revival premieres of Michel Fokine’s Les Sylphides, Twyla Tharp’s Bach Partita and Mark Morris’ Gong on Friday evening, November 1.
​Set to music by Frederic Chopin, Les Sylphides, a one act plotless work, was given its Company Premiere at Ballet Theatre’s inaugural performance on January 11, 1940 at the Center Theatre in New York City.  The ballet received its first performance at the Maryinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg on March 8, 1908. Les Sylphides, which features scenery by Alexandre Benois and lighting by David K.H. Elliott, was last performed by ABT in 2005. Staged for ABT by Susan Jones, the ballet will be given four performances during the Fall season.
​Set to Johann Sebastian Bach’s Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin, Twyla Tharp’s Bach Partita features costumes by Santo Loquasto and lighting by Jennifer Tipton.  The work received its World Premiere by ABT in 1983 at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. danced by Cynthia Gregory, Martine van Hamel, Magali Messac, Fernando Bujones, Clark Tippet and Robert La Fosse.  Last performed by ABT in 1985, Bach Partita will be given four performances at the David H. Koch Theater.
 
Mark Morris’ Gong, last performed by ABT in 2005, is to music by Colin McPhee (Tabuh-Tabuhan) and features costumes by Isaac Mizrahi and lighting by Michael Chybowski.  It received its World Premiere by ABT in 2001. Gong, staged for ABT by Tina Fehlandt, will be given four performances at the David H. Koch Theater.
​Stanton Welch’s Clear, set to Bach violin concertos, will receive its Revival Premiere at the matinee on November 2.  Created for American Ballet Theatre in 2001, Clear has costumes by Michael Kors for Céline and lighting by Lisa Pinkham.  The ballet, which will have four performances at the Koch Theater, was last performed by ABT in 2007.
 
RETURNING REPERTORY
​American Ballet Theatre’s 2013 Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater will also include performances of George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, Alexei Ratmansky’s Piano Concerto #1 which premiered during ABT’s 2013 Spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House, José Limón’s The Moor’s Pavane and Frederick Ashton’s A Month in the Country.
 
 
​Tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s 2013 Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater start at $20 and go on sale Monday, July 22 at the Koch Theater box office, by phone at 212-496-0600.  For more information or to order online, please visit ABT’s website at www.abt.org.
 
American Airlines is the Official Airline of American Ballet Theatre.  Northern Trust is the Leading Corporate Sponsor of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre.  ABT is supported, in part, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
 
David H. Koch is the Lead Underwriter of The Tempest. This production is generously supported through an endowed gift from the Toni and Martin Sosnoff New Works
 
 
Fund.  Arlene and Harvey Blau and an anonymous donor are Leading Sponsors. Mary Jo and Ted Shen are Sponsors. Additional support has also been generously provided by Michael and Sue Steinberg.
 
David H. Koch is the Lead Underwriter of Piano Concerto #1. This production is generously supported through an endowed gift from the Toni and Martin Sosnoff New Works Fund.  The Susan and Leonard Feinstein Foundation is the Premier Sponsor, and Linda Allard is the Premier Sponsor of costumes for this production. Mary Jo and Ted Shen, Mrs. Marjorie S. Isaac, and an anonymous donor are Leading Sponsors.  Edward and Caroline Hyman, Charlotte and Macdonald Mathey, Michele and Steven Pesner, and Michael and Sue Steinberg are Sponsors.  Additional support has also been generously provided by Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton E. James, Andrew J. Martin-Weber, and Howard S. Paley. This production has been made possible with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.  
 
Piano Concerto #1 is co-commissioned by American Ballet Theatre and San Francisco Ballet.
 
Bach Partita is made possible by the generous support of the JCT Foundation and Leading Underwriters Patsy and Jeff Tarr.
 
Clear is generously supported through an endowed gift from Cosby W. and Timothy M. George.
 
Les Sylphides has been made possible with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. Costumes for Les Sylphides are generously sponsored through the Ellen Everett Kimiatek Costume Preservation Trust.
 
ABT gratefully thanks Beverly D'Anne for her generous support of the Company's 2013 performances of A Month in the Country.
 
ABT gratefully acknowledges Mr. and Mrs. John C. Sites, Jr. for their generous support of Theme and Variations through both an endowed gift and an additional special gift for costumes in 2013.



#10 vipa

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:27 PM

Pretty disappointing in some ways - Les Sylphides of all things - Why?  Tharp's - Bach Partita is fine, but why can't they do the Tharp raging success that ABT had - Push Comes to Shove.  

 

No Tudor - that's a disappointment.  The only Balanchine is Theme - well I hope Lane/Cornejo are cast.  

 

It all seems to be a pretty arbitrary this and that.  



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 05:03 AM

I'm hoping for Polina and Marcelo in T&V.



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:34 AM

What is a "revival premiere?"  Either it's a revival or a premiere, or am I missing something?



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 11:55 AM

The actual schedule has appeared on the ABT site, although without casting:

 

http://www.abt.org/c...tdate=11/1/2013



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 12:28 PM

Why isn't there any show on Oct 31?  Strange.



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 07:20 PM

I find the season very interesting. A new Ratmansky and one exploring new territory - and taking a break from recent Russian themes, at least on the explicit level - but engaging the realm of the fantastic and grotesque he handled so remarkably in Firebird. Plus another chance to see one of the Shostakovich ballets that got so much attention this season. And a major Ashton alongside a geat Balanchine ABT usually dances very well (or has in the past), and Les Sylphides. Despite the absence of Tudor, this is repertory that tempts me to come to NY (other circumstances allowing) whatever the cast.


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