Serenade after Plato's Symposium


Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky
Music by Leonard Bernstein ("Serenade after Plato's Symposium")
Scenery and costumes by Jérôme Kaplan
Lighting by Brad Fields

This ballet is an abstract exploration of some of the themes that Plato investigated within his Symposium. In Plato's original text, a group of men convene and deliver speeches on the topic of love, with each man bringing a unique perspective to the proceedings. They explore how love can help the soul to understand truth in the pursuit of wisdom and beauty.

Serenade after Plato's Symposium received its World Premeire by American Ballet Theatre on May 16, 2016 danced by Herman Cornejo, Marcelo Gomes, Blaine Hoven, Calvin Royal III, Gabe Stone Shayer, Daniil Simkin, James Whiteside and Devon Teuscher.



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