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Jose Manuel Carreño in George Balanchine's Apollo.
Photo:Paul Kolnick.



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CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR THIRD WEEK OF AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S FALL SEASON AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER

 
10/7/2005 - Casting for the third week of American Ballet Theatre’s Fall season at New York City Center, October 19 through November 6, was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.

The third week of performances will include the debuts of Maria Riccetto, Jesus Pastor, Zhong-Jing Fang and Jared Matthews in Peter Quanz’s Kaleidoscope on Tuesday, November 1. On the same evening, Melissa Thomas will make her debut in the first song of Antony Tudor’s Dark Elegies. Other debuts for the week include Maria Riccetto and Maxim Beloserkovsky in Afternoon of a Faun on Friday, November 4, and Melissa Thomas as Polyhymnia in Apollo at the matinee on Saturday, November 5.

Countrywide Financial is the National Sponsor of American Ballet Theatre and Cole Haan is a Leading Benefactor. Graff is the 2005 City Center Season Sponsor. ABT’s 2005 City Center season is also made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts. American Ballet Theatre’s Opening Night Gala is generously underwritten by Malo and Superfund Asset Management, Inc., with additional support from Lee Angel Jewelry.

Tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s 2005 Fall season at New York City Center are priced from $35 to $80 and are on sale now at the New York City Center box office, online at www.nycitycenter.org or by calling CityTix at 212-581-1212. Discounts are available for packages of three or more performances. City Center is located at West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in New York City.

Complete casting follows:

THIRD WEEK
Tues. Eve., Nov. 1, 7:30 P.M. KALEIDOSCOPE – Riccetto*, Pastor*, Fang*, Matthews*
DARK ELEGIES – Thomas*, Messmer, Stappas, Matthews, Tanatanit, Lopez
IN THE UPPER ROOM - Company
Wed. Eve., Nov. 2, 7:30 P.M. LES SYLPHIDES – Riccetto, Beloserkovsky, Liceica, Fang
APOLLO – Stiefel, Herrera, Riccetto, Murphy
THE GREEN TABLE - Hallberg
Thur. Eve., Nov. 3, 7:30 P.M GONG - Company
DARK ELEGIES – Thomas, Kent, DeLong, Matthews, Tanatanit, Pastor
IN THE UPPER ROOM - Company
Fri. Eve., Nov. 4, 8:00 P.M. KALEIDOSCOPE – Murphy, Stiefel, Kent, Hallberg
AFTERNOON OF A FAUN – Riccetto*, Beloserkovsky*
LE CORSAIRE Pas de Deux – Herrera, Corella
RODEO – Reyes, Radetsky, Matthews
Sat. Mat., Nov. 5, 2:00 P.M. APOLLO – Carreño, Kent, Hamrick, Thomas*
DARK ELEGIES – Boone, Messmer, Stappas, Radetsky, Schulte, Lopez
IN THE UPPER ROOM - Company
Sat. Eve., Nov. 5, 8:00 P.M. APOLLO – Beloserkovsky, Part, Hamrick, Wiles
TCHAIKOVSKY PAS DE DEUX – Reyes, Corella
PAQUITA Pas de Deux – Dvorovenko, Carreño
THE GREEN TABLE – Stappas
Sun. Mat., Nov. 6, 2:00 P.M. KALEIDOSCOPE – Murphy, Stiefel, Kent, Hallberg
AFTERNOON OF A FAUN – Riccetto, Beloserkovsky
THE HOWLING CAT (Excerpts) – Herrera, Carreño
IN THE UPPER ROOM - Company



*Please note: First time in a role:

Tue. Eve., Nov. 1 – Riccetto, Pastor, Fang, Matthews in Kaleidoscope; Thomas in Dark Elegies
Fri. Eve., Nov. 4 – Riccetto, Beloserkovsky in Afternoon of a Faun
Sat. Mat., Nov. 5 – Thomas (Polyhymnia) in Apollo