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Julie Kent and Marcelo Gomes in
The Leaves Are Fading.
- Photo: © Lois Greenfield.
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NY City Center

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE
New York City Center
October 16-20, 2012


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Agnes de Mille. José Limón. Mark Morris. Twyla Tharp. Antony Tudor. Alexei Ratmansky. A veritable who's who of the world's greatest choreographers is highlighted this fall in masterworks performed by the world's greatest dancers when American Ballet Theatre returns for one week only at the intimate New York City Center, where you'll feel so close to the action that you can almost touch the magic onstage.


RODEO
CHOREOGRAPHY BY AGNES DE MILLE
MUSIC BY AARON COPLAND


Agnes de Mille's humorous love story about a tomboyish cowgirl in the pioneer West is an American classic. This audience favorite is set to Copland's spirited score, including the famed "Hoedown," and features costume designs by Tony® Award-winner Santo Loquasto.


THE LEAVES ARE FADING
CHOREOGRAPHY BY ANTONY TUDOR
MUSIC BY ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK


Commissioned by ABT, The Leaves Are Fading is a haunting meditation of youthful romance and time's bittersweet passing, set to Dvořák's ravishing score. This was one of Tudor's last ballets, and it remains one of the major works in the choreographer's remarkable canon.


IN THE UPPER ROOM
CHOREOGRAPHY BY TWYLA THARP
MUSIC BY PHILIP GLASS


Experience an astonishing adrenalin rush with this marathon of exhilarating locomotion. From precise geometric patterns to seemingly free-form motion, Tharp's rigorous choreography demands something akin to Olympic perfection.


THE MOOR'S PAVANE
CHOREOGRAPHY BY JOSÉ LIMÓN
MUSIC BY HENRY PURCELL


Considered Limón's masterwork, The Moor's Pavane beautifully distills in one act the passion and dramatic arc of Shakespeare's Othello. Performed to a stately Renaissance court dance, this psychological thrillerinevitably reaches its heartbreaking climax as the noble Othello succumbs to Iago's treachery.


DRINK TO ME ONLY WITH THINE EYES
CHOREOGRAPHY BY MARK MORRIS
MUSIC BY VIRGIL THOMSON


The witty, romantic piano etudes of Virgil Thomson are echoed in Mark Morris' valentine to classical ballet. From voluptuous, rippling torsos and arms to majestic tableaux of heart-stopping beauty, this inventive ballet is pure pleasure.


ALEXEI RATMANSKY WORLD PREMIERE
MUSIC BY DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH

Be there from the start! ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky embarks on an exploration of the symphonic music from esteemed Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, culminating in a full-evening of three one-act ballets during ABT's 2013 Spring Season at the Met. This Fall, Mr. Ratmansky offers the first of this triumvirate set to what many consider Shostakovich's most classical symphony - the jaunty, mercurial Ninth.


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