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March 20, 2003


American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company will present two evenings of new works at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues,
April 15 and 16 at 8 P.M. The program will include Heavenly Bodies by Daniel Baudendistel, Revelry by Robert Hill and Tea and Temptation by Brian Reeder, as well as Antony Tudor’s Continuo.

Set to Ernst von DohnƒØnyi’s Variations on a Nursery Rhyme, Daniel Baudendistel’s Heavenly Bodies features nine dancers representing the mythical temperaments of various planets in an imagined scene at Mount Olympus. The ballet has costumes by Katherine McDowell, lighting by Brian Sciarra and scenic design by Wendy Mark. It received its World Premiere by the ABT Studio Company at Indiana University on February 8, 2003.

Robert Hill’s Revelry, set to a score of the same name by Lowell Liebermann, is a bravura pas de deux for Danny Tidwell and Laura Hidalgo. Featuring costumes by Zack Brown and lighting by Brian Sciarra, Revelry will receive its World Premiere at the Linbury Studio Theatre at Covent Garden in London on March 28, 2003.

Set to Franz Schubert’s Piano Trio in E Flat, Brian Reeder’s Tea and Temptation is a witty exploration of the intricacies of the British class system inspired by the film Gosford Park. The ballet will receive its World Premiere on April 11, 2003 at Stony Brook University’s Staller Center on Long Island.

Antony Tudor’s Continuo, staged for the Studio Company by Donald Mahler, is set to Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in D. Tudor created the ballet for six dancers in 1971 for his students at The Juilliard School. Continuo was reconstructed by arrangement with the Dance Notation Bureau, Inc.

Tickets for ABT’s Studio Company at The Kaye, priced at $24 for general admission, $18 for members and senior citizens and $10 for students, are available by calling 212-772-4448.

The ABT Studio Company is funded, in part, by The Chisholm Foundation and MetLife Foundation. This performance is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.

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