American Ballet Theatre Fall 2017

American Ballet Theatre Fall 2017 season is at the David H. Koch Theatre in Lincoln Center, October 18 -29, 2017.


Latin American Ballet Theatre Artists

American Ballet Theatre is home to some of America’s most exciting dancers including Misty Copeland, the most famous ballet dancer in America since Mikhail Baryshnikov. World-class technique and Latin passion makes great ballet.

Italian Principal Roberto Bolle, Brazilian Principal Marcelo Gomes, and Argentine Soloist Luciana Paris are not performing this season.

Principals

Herman Cornejo

American Ballet Theatre Principal Herman Cornejo and Ximena Ojeda backstage at the Metropolitan Opera. Dress courtesy of former Kirov Ballet Soloist Ms. Victoria Lebedev.

American Ballet Theatre Principal Herman Cornejo and Ximena Ojeda backstage at the Metropolitan Opera. Dress courtesy of former Kirov Ballet Soloist Ms. Victoria Lebedev.

Cornejo is originally from Mercedes, San Luis, Argentina. He was trained by Julio Bocca and danced in Bocca’s Ballet Argentino. In 1997, Cornejo became the youngest ever Gold Medal winner of the International Dance Competition in Moscow.

Cornejo dances:

  • Thursday, October 19 at 7:30 pm
    Serenade after Plato’s Symposium
  • Saturday, October 21 at 8 pm
    Serenade after Plato’s Symposium
  • Wednesday, October 25 at 7:30 pm
    I Feel the Earth Move (Millepied World Premiere)
    Daphnis and Chloe
  • Friday, October 27 at 7:30 pm
    I Feel the Earth Move (Millepied World Premiere)
  • Sunday, October 29 at 2 pm
    I Feel the Earth Move (Millepied World Premiere)
    Daphnis and Chloe

Soloists

Alexandre Hammoudi

Hammoudi is originally from Paris, France. He did his early training with Max Bozzoni of the Paris Opera Ballet.

Hammoudi dances:

  • Friday, October 20 at 7:30 pm
    Songs of Bukovina (Ratmansky World Premiere)
  • Saturday, October 21 at 2 pm
    Serenade after Plato’s Symposium
  • Saturday, October 21 at 8 pm
    Thirteen Diversions
  • Sunday, October 22 at 2 pm
    Her Notes
    Thirteen Diversions
  • Tuesday, October 24 at 7:30 pm
    Thirteen Diversions
  • Friday, October 27 at 7:30 pm
    Serenade after Plato’s Symposium
  • Saturday, October 28 at 2 pm
    Her Notes
    I Feel the Earth Move (Millepied World Premiere)

Corps de Ballet

José Sebastian

Sebastian is a Latin New Yorker. He is definitely a young dancer to watch.

 April Giangeruso

Giangeruso is Italian-American from Washington D.C.


American Ballet Theatre Fall 2017 Gala

ABT’s Gala on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm celebrates Kevin McKenzie’s 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director.

You can attend Gala performances. You just have to sit in the Second Ring or above.


American Ballet Theatre Fall 2017 Ballets

Daphnis and Chloe

The tale of a young shepherd’s love for a wood nymph is choreographed by Benjamin Millepied to music by Maurice Ravel.

Elegy pas de deux (From With a Chance of Rain)

Choreographed by the Royal Ballet’s first Artist in Residence, Liam Scarlett, to music by Sergei Rachmaninoff.

The Gift (Jessica Lang World Premiere)

Young dancers perform the Jessica Lang choreography.

Her Notes

Visual music choreographed by Jessica Lang to music by Fanny Mendelssohn (composer Felix Mendelssohn’s sister).

I Feel the Earth Move (Millepied World Premiere)

Choreographed by French dancer Benjamin Millepied.

Other Dances

This classical character pas de deux choreographed by Jerome Robbins to music by Frédéric Chopin for a Library of the Performing Arts Gala in 1976 is staged by French ballerina Isabel Guerin.

Serenade after Plato’s Symposium

An abstract dance in which men consider the topic of love choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky to music by Leonard Bernstein.

We saw this on the last day of the Fall Season. OMG! Ratmansky’s choreography is inside the music at a level that few dances are. The absence of women in the first section of the dance gives the men a chance to be more feminine without becoming girly.

Soloist Calvin Royal III in particular transforms into a very tall, muscular ballerina. You can’t take your eyes off of him. The speed required to move his long legs and arms as fast and gracefully as a tiny ballerina is mesmerizing.

Argentine Herman Cornejo’s confident masculinity is holds it all together.

The lone real ballerina, Devon Teuscher makes you wish you took ballet class. She makes all the men’s longing worthy.

Songs of Bukovina (World Premiere)

A work for 12 dancers choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky to music by Leonid Desyatnikov. The music will be performed live by Alexey Goribol. Boylston and Lendorf dance the premiere.

Souvenir d’un lieu cher

An emotional jewel for two couples choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky to music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Symphonic Variations

A challenging classical showpiece for six dancers choreographed by Frederick Ashton to music by César Franck.

Thirteen Diversions

A geometric kaleidoscope for four principal couples and 16 corps de ballet choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon to music by Benjamin Britten.

Box Office

David H. Koch Theater
20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
(Columbus Ave at 63rd)

Monday: 10 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 8:30 pm
Sunday: 11:30 am - 7:30 pm

Phone

Center Charge (212) 496-0600

Online

www.DavidHKochTheater.com


Visit the David H. Koch Theater

David H. Koch Theater
20 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023

Subway

(1) to 66th St - Lincoln Center

Bus

M5, M7, M10, M66, and M104

Car

There are entrances to Lincoln Center's Parking Garage on Amsterdam Ave, 62nd St, and 65th St.


 


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