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Family Friendly Matinee

October 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm

David H. Koch Theater
New York, New York

International Draft Works. ©ROH, 2019. Photographed by Bill Cooper
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Family Friendly Matinee

A special matinee on Saturday, October 26 at the David H. Koch Theater features family-friendly programming from American Ballet Theatre’s 2019 Fall Season and discounted pricing for children.

Running Time: 130 minutes

Theme and Variations

Choreography by George Balanchine
Music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Scenery and Costumes by Zack Brown
Lighting by Brad Fields

Running Time: 23 minutes

Created for Ballet Theatre in 1947, this George Balanchine classic is one of his most iconic works, requiring shimmering technique and heroic stamina. Set to Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, Theme and Variations evokes the golden age of Russian classical ballet.

The Nutcracker pas de deux

Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky
Music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Costumes by Richard Hudson
Lighting by Jennifer Tipton

Running Time: 12 minutes

The grand pas de deux from Act II of Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker.

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.