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ABT City Center 2006: weeks 1, 2 casting

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From American Ballet Theatre press release:

CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR FIRST TWO WEEKS OF

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S 2006 NEW YORK CITY CENTER SEASON

Casting for the first two weeks of American Ballet Theatre’s 2006 season at NY City Center was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.

American Ballet Theatre’s Fall 2006 season will open on Wednesday, October 18 at 6:30 pm with a gala performance highlighted by the Revival Premiere of Twyla Tharp’s Sinatra Suite featuring Herman Cornejo in the leading role and the first movement from George Balanchine’s Symphonie Concertante with Michele Wiles and Veronika Part in the leading roles. ABT’s opening night will also include the pas de deux from Lar Lubovitch’s Meadow performed by Julie Kent and Marcelo Gomes, Diana and Acteon Pas de Deux performed by Xiomara Reyes and Jose Manuel Carreño, Swan Lake, Act II Pas de Deux with Paloma Herrera and Maxim Beloserkovsky and a performance of Tharp’s In the Upper Room.

A new work by Jorma Elo will receive its World Premiere on Thursday, October 19. The evening will also feature the debut of Jose Manuel Carreño in Sinatra Suite, the pas de deux from Tharp’s Known By Heart performed by Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsy, and Kurt Jooss’ The Green Table, featuring David Hallberg in the leading role of Death.

The first week at NY City Center will also be highlighted by the Revival Premieres of Symphonie Concertante and Mark Morris’ Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes, as well as the season’s first performances of Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo. Debut performances for the first week include Gennadi Saveliev in Symphonie Concertante on Friday, October 20 and Michele Wiles, Marcelo Gomes and Veronika Part in the leading roles at the matinee on Saturday,

October 21. Marian Butler will make her New York debut as The Cowgirl in Rodeo on Saturday evening, October 21.

American Ballet Theatre’s second week at NY City Center includes the Revival Premiere of Lubovitch’s Meadow on Tuesday evening, October 24, the Revival Premiere of Stanton Welch’s Clear featuring Julie Kent and Angel Corella in the leading roles on

Thursday evening, October 26, and the season’s first performances of Jerome Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun and Fancy Free on the same evening. Jose Manuel Carreño will make his New York debut in Afternoon of a Faun at the matinee on Sunday, October 29.

Debuts scheduled for the second week include Maxim Beloserkovsky in Symphonie Concertante on Wednesday evening, October 25, Marcelo Gomes in Sinatra Suite on Thursday evening, October 26, and Stella Abrera and David Hallberg in Meadow on Friday evening, October 27.

Xiomara Reyes and Herman Cornejo will dance the leading roles in Clear for the first time at the matinee on Saturday October 28, and Irina Dvorovenko and Gillian Murphy will debut in Symphonie Concertante in the evening. The Sunday matinee performance on October 29 will feature Angel Corella in the lead role of Sinatra Suite.

Tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s 2006 Fall season at NY City Center, priced from $26-$93, are available on-line at www.abt.org <http://www.abt.org> or by calling CityTix at 212-581-1212. Performance-only tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s Opening Night at New York City Center are priced from $35 to $130. NY City Center is located on West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in New York City.

Countrywide Financial is the National Sponsor of American Ballet Theatre. Superfund Asset Management, Inc. is the Sponsor of ABT’s New York City seasons. The 2006 NY City Center season is also made possible with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. ABT’s Opening Night Gala is generously underwritten by Reckson Associates.

Complete casting follows:

FIRST WEEK

Wed. Eve., Oct. 18, 6:30 P.M. GALA

SYMPHONIE CONCERTANTE (First Movement) – Wiles, Part

SINATRA SUITE (Revival Premiere) – Cornejo*

SWAN LAKE, Act II Pas de Deux – Herrera, Beloserkovsky

MEADOW Pas de Deux – Kent, Gomes

DIANA & ACTEON Pas de Deux – Reyes, Carreño

IN THE UPPER ROOM – Company

Thurs. Eve., Oct. 19, 7:30 P.M.

NEW ELO BALLET (World Premiere) – Company

SINATRA SUITE – Carreño*

KNOW BY HEART Pas de Deux – Dvorovenko,Beloserkovsky

THE GREEN TABLE - Hallberg

Fri Eve., Oct. 20, 8 P.M

. SYMPHONIE CONCERTANTE – Kent, Saveliev*, Herrera

DRINK TO ME ONLY WITH THINE EYES – Company

IN THE UPPER ROOM – Company

Sat. Mat., Oct. 21, 2 P.M.

SYMPHONIE CONCERTANTE – Wiles*, Gomes*, Part*

DRINK TO ME ONLY WITH THINE EYES – Company

RODEO – Reyes, Radetsky, Matthews

Sat. Eve., Oct. 21, 8 P.M

. NEW ELO BALLET – Company

SINATRA SUITE – Cornejo

GRAND PAS CLASSIQUE – Wiles, Gomes

RODEO – Butler**, Salstein, Stappas

Sun. Mat., Oct. 22, 2 P.M.

DRINK TO ME ONLY WITH THINE EYES – Company

SWAN LAKE, Act III Pas de Deux – Dvorovenko, Beloserkovsky

LE CORSAIRE Pas de Deux – Herrera, Carreño

THE GREEN TABLE – Stappas

SECOND WEEK

Tue. Eve., Oct. 24, 7:30 P.M.

DRINK TO ME ONLY WITH THINE EYES - Company

MEADOW – Kent, Gomes

IN THE UPPER ROOM – Company

Wed. Eve., Oct. 25, 7:30 P.M.

SYMPHONIE CONCERTANTE – Wiles, Beloserkovsky*, Part

NEW ELO BALLET - Company

THE GREEN TABLE - Hallberg

Thurs. Eve., Oct. 26, 7:30 P.M.

CLEAR – Kent, Corella

AFTERNOON OF A FAUN – Abrera, Stiefel

SINATRA SUITE – Gomes*

FANCY FREE – Salstein, Radetsky, Carreño, Herrera, Murphy

Fri. Eve., Oct. 27, 8 P.M.

NEW ELO BALLET - Company

MEADOW – Abrera*, Hallberg*

RODEO – Reyes, Radetsky, Stappas

Sat. Mat., Oct. 28, 2 P.M.

CLEAR – Reyes*, Cornejo*

AFTERNOON OF A FAUN – Abrera, Stiefel

RODEO – SWAN LAKE, Act II Pas de Deux – Part, Gomes

FANCY FREE – Salstein, Radetsky, Carreño, Herrera, Murphy

Sat. Eve., Oct. 28, 8 P.M.

SYMPHONIE CONCERTANTE – Dvorovenko*, Beloserkovsky, Murphy*

MEADOW – Kent, Gomes

IN THE UPPER ROOM - Company

Sun. Mat., Oct. 29, 2 P.M.

NEW ELO BALLET - Company

AFTERNOON OF A FAUN – Kent, Carreño**

SINATRA SUITE – Corella*

RODEO – Butler, Salstein, Matthews

*Please Note: first time in a role:

Wed., Oct. 18 – Cornejo in Sinatra Suite

Thurs., Oct. 19 – Carreño in Sinatra Suite

Fri., Oct. 20 – Saveliev in Symphonie Concertante

Sat. Mat., Oct.21 – Wiles, Gomes, Part in Symphonie Concertante

Sat. Eve., Oct. 21 – Butler in Rodeo

Wed., Oct. 25 – Beloserkovsky in Symphonie Concertante

Thurs., Oct. 26 – Gomes in Sinatra Suite

Fri., Oct. 27 – Abrera, Hallberg in Meadow

Sat. Mat., Oct. 28 – Reyes, Cornejo in Clear

Sat. Eve., Oct. 28 – Dvorovenko, Murphy in Symphonie Concertante

Sun. Mat., Oct. 29 –Corella in Sinatra Suite

**Please Note: first time in a role in New York

Sat Eve., Oct. 21 – Butler in Rodeo

Sun. Mat., Oct. 29 - Carreño in Afternoon of a Faun

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