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Join ABT from October 22 through November 2 as we kick off the 75th Anniversary with a look back at some of the important ballets in the company's history choreographed by such luminaries as Twyla Tharp, Jerome Robbins, and Alexei Ratmansky, as well as a look to the future with a World Premiere by Liam Scarlett. Witness the biggest stars in ballet perform a variety of mixed-repertory masterpieces that will delight ballet aficionados and novices alike.

Among our fans, you'll find groups of Girl Scouts, dedicated theater parties, and alumni associations. Look closer and you'll find tour groups from across the globe, co-workers enjoying a night out at the ballet, and dance students thrilled to see ABT's roster of stars. Reserve your GROUP OF 15 OR MORE today and your party can become a part of ballet-theater history in the making. Your group is sure to leave with memories that will last a lifetime.

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2014 Fall Repetoire

LIAM SCARLETT
World Premiere

Choreography by Liam Scarlett
Music by Sergei Rachmaninoff


The prodigiously talented Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet's first Artist in Residence, is on a meteoric rise to become one of the most sought-after choreographers around the globe. With his innovative use of the classical ballet vocabulary to affect mood and drama, Mr. Scarlett offers ABT audiences an intimate, all-new work this fall.


Photo: Gene Schiavone

BACH PARTITA

Choreography by Twyla Tharp
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach

Tharp's ambitious, pure-dance ballet remains impressively large, starring six principal dancers and a corps of 30, yet remarkably reveals the wondrous intricacies of a masterwork for solo violin, Bach's Partita No. 2 in D minor, which includes the spiritually powerful Chaconne.


Photo: Gene Schiavone

JARDIN AUX LILAS
(Lilac Garden)


Choreography by Antony Tudor
Music by Ernest Chausson

Amid a farewell party in an Edwardian garden, this tale brims with tension as young lovers are torn apart by a bride's marriage of convenience to a monied, older gentleman. Performed to Chausson's Poème for Violin and Orchestra, Tudor's choreography reveals vagaries of the human heart through furtive meetings, whispered secrets and gestures of unfulfilled yearning.


Photo: Rosalie O'Connor
SEVEN SONATAS

Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky
Music by Domenico Scarlatti


Scarlatti's delicate keyboard sonatas exude the weightlessness of a watercolor painting, and Ratmansky's choreography subtly reflects these compositions with musical sensitivity. Whatever is happening is implied rather than stated, but that something wonderful is happening is never in doubt.


Photo: Rosalie O'Connor

FANCY FREE

Choreography by Jerome Robbins
Music by Leonard Bernstein

Rarely has a choreographer burst upon the scene with such a clear voice as Jerome Robbins did in 1944, when ABT premiered his evergreen ode to three sailors on the town. Its energy, humor and high hopes perfectly capture the American spirit.

RAYMONDA DIVERTISSEMENTS
New Production

Staged by Kevin McKenzie and Irina Kolpakova
after Marius Petipa
Music by Alexander Glazunov

Performed to one of the finest and most joyful ballet scores ever composed, the Raymonda Divertissements offer a treasure trove of solos and duets, each like a dazzling Fabergé jewel. Based on Petipa's last great masterpiece, this is ballet classicism at its best.


Photo: Marty Sohl

SINFONIETTA

Choreography by Jiří Kylián
Music by Leoš Janáček

Fiercely inventive choreographer Jiří Kylián achieved his international breakthrough with Sinfonietta. Brace yourself for eruptions of running jumps and breathtaking turns to the stirring trumpet calls of Leoš Janáček's high-spirited score.


Photo: Gene Schiavone

GAÎTÉ PARISIENNE

Choreography by Leonide Massine
Music by Jacques Offenbach

With high-kicking can-can girls in eye-popping Christian Lacroix costumes, Gaîté Parisienne celebrates the vivacious Café Society, performed to Offenbach's sparkling melodies.


Photo: Rosalie O'Connor

THIRTEEN DIVERSIONS

Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon
Music by Benjamin Britten

Geometries shift in refreshing ways to create Christopher Wheeldon's choreographic kaleidoscope of surprising images and spectacular contrasts. With four principal couples and 16 corps de ballet members, this is ballet on a grand scale.