new york premiere
A dollop of delightful whimsy, this thoroughly inventive full-length premiere springs from the imagination of Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky and pop surrealist visionary, Mark Ryden. In this fantastical confection, a young boy overindulges at a Viennese pastry shop, and falls into a delirium. To help the boy escape from his attending physician, the boy dreams of his triumphant rescue by Princess Praline and her court, replete with Princess Tea Flower, Prince Coffee as well as marching Marzipan, concluding in a festive celebration! As light as meringue, Richard Strauss’ score is the perfect inspiration for this all-new production destined to delight ballet fans of all ages.
Set to Tchaikovsky's glorious score, this romantic tale of love and forgiveness is often considered the world's most beloved ballet. With breathtaking choreography, lavish costumes and visually spectacular sets evoking a lakeside Renaissance court, ABT's production "glides to the forefront of stagings all over the world. The fabled lake of the swans has risen into view, inspiring awe for its mystery and magic." (The Wall Street Journal
The epitome of Romantic ballet, Giselle
is a poignant tale of unrequited love, remorse, and forgiveness. The role of Giselle, often described as the Hamlet of the ballet world, requires an exquisite stylist with daring dramatic and technical skills. ABT's unrivalled roster of international ballet stars brings Giselle's
mystery and ethereal beauty vividly to life in this universally acclaimed production.
The stage explodes with one show-stopping performance after another in this feast of choreographic fireworks. Celebrated knight Don Quixote and his devoted squire, Sancho Panza, are positively heroic when it comes to aiding the spirited maiden Kitri and her charming amour in Cervantes' delightful comedy.
Discover a treasure trove of virtuoso dancing in the swashbuckling adventure, Le Corsaire
. From the Pasha's dazzling palace to a spectacular shipwreck on a windswept desert island, this exotic fable of a dashing pirate's love for a beautiful harem girl never fails to delight. Le Corsaire
is the perfect showcase for daring and explosive bravura from ABT's star-studded roster of male dancers.
Pushkin's great 19th-century verse-novel, Eugene Onegin
, is interpreted with flawless storytelling skill by John Cranko. With a wealth of magical moments, this compelling tale features an unusual twist of double unrequited love - while the high-handed Onegin at first spurns the young, naive Tatiana, she blooms to become a sophisticated St. Petersburg aristocrat who, in turn, rejects his subsequent advances in a a final crushing blow. Tchaikovsky's vivid music brings alive the world of Imperial Russia with beauty, drama and passion in this new production.
The Golden Cockerel
Based on Alexandre Pushkin's folktale, The Golden Cockerel
was the hit of Diaghilev's Ballet Russes season in 1914. Alexei Ratmansky creates rich characters for the seductive Queen, a marvelously gullible King and the darkly magical cockerel - all set against a kaleidoscope of vibrant color that evoke a mythical Russia.
ABT presents a sparkling showcase of breathtaking athleticism and lyrical beauty in works inspired by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky's genius, including the Company Premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's Souvenir d'un lieu cher
, George Balanchine's Mozartiana
and Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux
, Marcelo Gomes' AfterEffect
and Ratmansky's The Nutcracker
pas de deux and Aurora's Wedding
from The Sleeping Beauty
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