Agnes de Mille. Jose Limon. Mark Morris. Twyla Tharp. Antony Tudor. Alexei Ratmansky. A veritable who's who of the world's greatest choreographers is highlighted this fall in masterworks performed by the world's greatest dancers when American Ballet Theatre returns for one week only at the intimate New York City Center, where you'll feel so close to the action that you can almost touch the magic onstage.
This closing night repertory includes the world premiere of a new work by Alexei Ratmansky as well as works by other acclaimed choreographers:
Alexei Ratmansky World Premiere - choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky
ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky embarks on an exploration of the symphonic music from esteemed Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, culminating in a full evening of three one-act ballets during ABT's 2013 Spring Season at the Met. Mr. Ratmansky offers the first of this triumvirate set to what many consider Shostakovich's most classical symphony - the jaunty, mercurial Ninth.
The Moor's Pavane - choreographed by Jose Limon
Considered Lim?n's masterwork, The Moor's Pavane beautifully distills in one act the passion and dramatic arc of Shakespeare's Othello. Performed to a stately Renaissance court dance, this psychological thriller inevitably reaches its heartbreaking climax as the noble Othello succumbs to Iago's treachery.
In the Upper Room - choreographed by Twyla Tharp
Experience an astonishing adrenaline rush with this marathon of exhilarating locomotion and bounding classical rigour. Clad in Norma Kamali costumes, dancers shimmy and sweep through increasingly fiendish choreography.
Opening night: 20 October 2012
Closing night: 20 October 2012