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Balanchine, Bennett & The Beach Boys

October 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm

David H. Koch Theater
New York, New York

Sketch by Santo Loquasto.
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Balanchine, Bennett & The Beach Boys

Between two worlds: classic movement meets contemporary music in this crossover program. The performance features the music of The Beach Boys, Tony Bennett, Igor Stravinsky and William Bolcom.

Running Time: 143 minutes


Choreography by George Balanchine
Staged by Victoria Simon
Music by Igor Stravinsky
Lighting Design by Brad Fields
Original Lighting Design by Ronald Bates

Running Time: 32 minutes

George Balanchine’s neoclassical masterpiece depicts Apollo’s birth, his interplay with the muses of dance, poetry and mime, and his ascent to Mount Olympus. The ballet was Balanchine’s first major work with Igor Stravinsky and marked the start of a legendary artistic collaboration.

Some Assembly Required

Choreography by Clark Tippet
Staged by Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner
Music by William Bolcom
Costumes by Gary Lisz
Lighting by Jennifer Tipton

Running Time: 16 minutes

This intimate and unconventional pas de deux follows the arc of a relationship, exploring the moments of tension and companionship that make two into one.

Let Me Sing Forevermore

Choreography by Jessica Lang
Songs sung by Tony Bennett
Costumes by Bradon McDonald

Running Time: 8 minutes

A playful and romantic duet, set to beloved classic songs sung by the incomparable Tony Bennett. Choreographed by longtime ABT collaborator Jessica Lang, Let Me Sing Forevermore seamlessly blends jazz and ballet to create the perfect showcase for ABT’s most spirited and versatile dancers.

Deuce Coupe

Choreography by Twyla Tharp
Music by The Beach Boys
Scenery and Costumes Recreated by Santo Loquasto after original costume design by Scott Barrie and original scenics by United Graffiti Artists
Lighting by Jennifer Tipton

Running Time: 33 minutes

A groundbreaking work first presented in 1973, Twyla Tharp’s Deuce Coupe contrasts classical vocabulary with playful sounds of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Featuring music by The Beach Boys, Deuce Coupe juxtaposes the ballet vocabulary that has evolved more than 300 years with another movement vocabulary that is loosely based on contemporary social dances.