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The New Romantics

October 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

David H. Koch Theater
New York, New York

Hee Seo in Garden Blue. Photo: Rosalie O'Connor.
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The New Romantics

The next generation of ABT choreographers draw inspiration from the greats of dance, while inviting us to unplug, find balance, and connect with the art and each other.

Running Time: 115 minutes

New American Romance

Choreography by James Whiteside
Music by Claude Debussy
Costumes provided by Primadonna
Lighting by Brandon Stirling Baker

Running Time: 17 minutes

Following its World Premiere at Vail Dance Festival in July 2019, James Whiteside’s New American Romance offers a progressive take on classical ballet. Whiteside’s new work pays homage to romantic ballet by injecting it with the social relevance of modern love.

Garden Blue

Choreography by Jessica Lang
Music by Antonín Dvořák (“Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor ‘Dumky,’ Movements 1, 2 and 3”)
Sets and Costumes by Sarah Crowner
Lighting by Nicole Pearce

Running Time: 20 minutes

Garden Blue features choreography by Jessica Lang and interactive sets designed by Sarah Crowner. This unique collaboration is described as “sculptural and lyrical” by DanceTabs’s Marina Harss.

A Time There Was Gemma Bond World Premiere

Choreography by Gemma Bond
Music by Benjamin Britten
Costumes by Sylvie Rood
Lighting by Serena Wong

Running Time: 25 minutes

In her first work for American Ballet Theatre, Gemma Bond creates a new work on her colleagues featuring music by Benjamin Britten. Inspired by English folk tunes, the ballet highlights the strength and beauty of ABT’s artists.