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Alessandra Ferri, Angel Corella and Julie Kent in Christopher Wheeldon's VIII.
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CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR FIRST TWO WEEKS OF AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE'S 2004 FALL SEASON AT CITY CENTER

 
10/1/2004 - Casting for the first two weeks of American Ballet Theatre�s 2004 season at City Center, October 20 through November 7, was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.

American Ballet Theatre�s Fall 2004 season will kick off with an opening night gala performance highlighted by the works of Michel Fokine, including the Nocturne from Les Sylphides performed by Julie Kent and Maxim Beloserkovsky, the Revival Premiere of Le Spectre de la Rose with Herman Cornejo and Xiomara Reyes and The Dying Swan performed by Irina Dvorovenko. The program will also include pas de deux from Swan Lake and Le Corsaire and a complete performance of Jir� Kyli�n�s Sinfonietta. In addition, Alessandra Ferri and Angel Corella will perform Jerome Robbins� Other Dances in a special celebration to kick off Miss Ferri�s 20th Anniversary season with the Company.

Highlights of the first week of ABT�s Fall season at City Center include the Revival Premiere of Les Sylphides on Thursday, October 21, danced by Gillian Murphy, Marcelo Gomes, Erica Cornejo and Maria Riccetto, the World Premiere of a new work from choreographer Trey McIntyre and the United States Premiere of Christopher Wheeldon�s VIII, led by Angel Corella, Alessandra Ferri and Julie Kent, on Friday, October 22.

The season�s second week will be highlighted by the debuts of Ethan Stiefel and Maria Riccetto in Le Spectre de la Rose on Wednesday, October 27 and the debuts of Marcelo Gomes, Carmen Corella and Xiomara Reyes in VIII on Thursday, October 28 and of Paloma Herrera in VIII on Sunday evening, October 31. Other debuts for the week include Danny Tidwell in Amazed in Burning Dreams on Tuesday, October 26 and Grant DeLong in the same work on Friday, October 29. In addition, the matinee on Sunday, October 31 will include a special Pi�ce d�Occasion for Angelina Ballerina featuring Veronika Part and Maxim Beloserkovsky.

Countrywide Financial is the National Sponsor of American Ballet Theatre and Cole Haan is a Leading Benefactor. Graff Jewelers is the 2004 season sponsor of ABT at City Center. ABT�s 2004 Fall season at City Center is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tickets for American Ballet Theatre�s 2004 Fall season at City Center are priced from $35 to $80 and are on sale now by mail or by calling CityTix at 212-581-1212. City Center is located at West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in New York City.

Complete casting follows:


FIRST WEEK

Wed. Eve., Oct. 20, 7 P.M. - GALA
  • LES SYLPHIDES (Nocturne) Kent, Beloserkovsky, E. Cornejo, Riccetto
  • LE SPECTRE DE LA ROSE (Revival Premiere) H. Cornejo, Reyes
  • THE DYING SWAN Dvorovenko
  • SWAN LAKE, Act III Pas de Deux (pas and coda only) Herrera, Gomes
  • LE CORSAIRE Pas de Deux (pas and coda only) Murphy, Carreo
  • OTHER DANCES - Ferri, Corella
  • SINFONIETTA - Company
Thurs. Eve., Oct. 21, 7:30 P.M.
  • LES SYLPHIDES (Revival Premiere) Murphy, Gomes, E. Cornejo, Riccetto
  • PILLAR OF FIRE Kent, Saveliev, Corella
  • SINFONIETTA - Company
Fri. Eve., Oct. 22, 8 P.M.
  • NEW McINTYRE BALLET (World Premiere) Company
  • VIII (United States Premiere) Corella, Ferri, Kent
  • PETITE MORT Company
  • SECH TNZE - Company
Sat. Mat., Oct. 23, 2 P.M.
  • LES SYLPHIDES - Murphy, Gomes, E. Cornejo, Riccetto
  • PILLAR OF FIRE Wiles, Hallberg, Gomes
  • THEME AND VARIATIONS Herrera, Corella
Sat. Eve., Oct. 23, 8 P.M.
  • NEW McINTYRE BALLET Company
  • PILLAR OF FIRE Murphy, Hallberg, Gomes
  • PETITE MORT Company
  • SECHS TNZE Company
Sun. Mat., Oct. 24, 2 P.M.
  • NEW McINTYRE BALLET Company
  • PILLAR OF FIRE Kent, Saveliev, Corella
  • PETITE MORT Company
  • SECHS TNZE Company
Sun. Eve., Oct. 24, 7:30 P.M.
  • THEME AND VARIATIONS - Wiles, Hallberg
  • LE CORSAIRE Pas de Deux Herrera, Carreo
  • VIII Corella, Ferri, Kent
  • SINFONIETTA Company


SECOND WEEK

Tues. Eve., Oct. 26, 7:30 P.M.
  • NEW McINTYRE BALLET Company
  • LE SPECTRE DE LA ROSE H. Cornejo, Reyes
  • SWAN LAKE, Act II Pas de Deux Dvorovenko, Beloserkovsky
  • LE CORSAIRE Pas de Deux Herrera, Corella
  • AMAZED IN BURNING DREAMS Tidwell*, Boone, Gomes
Wed. Eve., Oct. 27, 7:30 P.M.
  • NEW McINTYRE BALLET Company
  • LE SPECTRE DE LA ROSE Stiefel*, Riccetto*
  • GRAND PAS CLASSIQUE Wiles, Hallberg
  • LE CORSAIRE Pas de Deux Herrera, Corella
  • THEME AND VARIATIONS - Murphy, Gomes
Thurs. Eve., Oct. 28, 7:30 P.M.
  • PETITE MORT Company
  • SECHS TNZE Company
  • VIII Gomes*, C. Corella*, Reyes*
  • THEME AND VARIATIONS Herrera, Corella
Fri. Eve., Oct. 29, 8 P.M.
  • PETITE MORT Company
  • SECHS TNZE Company
  • workwithinwork Company
  • AMAZED IN BURNING DREAMS H. Cornejo, Copeland, DeLong*
Sat. Mat., Oct. 30, 2 P.M.
  • THEME AND VARIATIONS Wiles, Hallberg
  • LE SPECTRE DE LA ROSE H. Cornejo, Reyes
  • SWAN LAKE, Act III Pas de Deux Herrera. Gomes
  • LE CORSAIRE Pas de Deux Murphy, Corella
  • SINFONIETTA - Company
Sat. Eve., Oct. 30, 8 P.M.
  • NEW McINTYRE BALLET Company
  • VIII Gomes, C. Corella, Reyes
  • SINFONIETTA Company
Sun. Mat., Oct. 31, 2 P.M.
  • THEME AND VARIATIONS Murphy, Gomes
  • LE SPECTRE DE LA ROSE Stiefel, Riccetto
  • GRAND PAS CLASSIQUE Wiles, Hallberg
  • ANGELINA BALLERINA Pice dOccasion Part, Beloserkovsky
  • SINFONIETTA Company
Sun. Eve., Oct. 31, 7:30 P.M.
  • PETITE MORT Company
  • SECHS TNZE Company
  • VIII Corella, Herrera*, Kent
  • AMAZED IN BURNING DREAMS - H. Cornejo, Boone, Gomes