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Paloma Herrera and David Hallberg in Twyla Tharp's In the Upper Room.
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CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR FIRST TWO WEEKS
OF ABT’S 2006 FALL SEASON
AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER

 
9/28/2006 - 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 online at www.nycitycenter.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. OPENING NIGHT 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 AND ACTEON Pas de Deux – Reyes, Carreño
IN THE UPPER ROOM – Company
Thur. Eve., Oct. 19, 7:30 P.M NEW ELO BALLET (World Premiere) – Company
SINATRA SUITE – Carreño*
KNOWN BY HEART Pas de Deux – Dvorovenko, Beloserkovsky
THE GREEN TABLE – Hallberg
Fri. Eve., Oct. 20, 8:00 P.M. SYMPHONIE CONCERTANTE – Kent, Saveliev*, Herrera
DRINK TO ME ONLY WITH THINE EYES – Company
IN THE UPPER ROOM – Company
Sat. Mat., Oct. 21, 2:00 P.M. SYMPHONIE CONCERTANTE – Wiles*, Gomes*, Part*
DRINK TO ME ONLY WITH THINE EYES – Company
RODEO – Reyes, Radetsky, Matthews
Sat. Eve., Oct. 21, 8:00 P.M. NEW ELO BALLET – Company
SINATRA SUITE – Cornejo
GRAND PAS CLASSIQUE – Wiles, Gomes
RODEO – Butler**, Salstein, Stappas
Sun. Mat., Oct. 22, 2:00 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
Tues. 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
Thur. 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, 8:00 P.M. NEW ELO BALLET – Company
MEADOW – Abrera*, Hallberg*
RODEO – Reyes, Radetsky, Stappas
Sat. Mat., Oct. 28, 2:00 P.M. CLEAR – Reyes*, Cornejo*
AFTERNOON OF A FAUN – Abrera, Stiefel
SWAN LAKE, Act II Pas de Deux – Part, Gomes
FANCY FREE – Salstein, Radetsky, Carreño, Herrera, Murphy
Sat. Eve., Oct. 28, 8:00 P.M. SYMPHONIE CONCERTANTE – Dvorovenko*, Beloserkovsky, Murphy*
MEADOW – Kent, Gomes
IN THE UPPER ROOM – Company
Sun. Mat., Oct. 29, 2:00 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
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