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Mixed Repertory

October 29, 2022 at 2:00 pm

David H. Koch Theater
New York, New York

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Mixed Repertory

Join ABT for a week of enchanting one-act ballets including Alexei Ratmansky’s The Seasons, a New York Times Critic’s Pick “born from joy and bursting at the seams;” Frederick Ashton’s The Dream, a humorous production inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Children’s Songs Dance, a new work by Jessica Lang set to the music of jazz legend Chick Corea; Sinfonietta, Jiří Kylián’s exuberant ballet, a milestone in contemporary choreography; and Lifted, a ground-breaking World Premiere by Christopher Rudd celebrating Blackness and created on an all-Black cast of ABT dancers.

Children's Songs Dance


Choreography by Jessica Lang
Music by Chick Corea (Selections from Children’s Songs)
Creative Associate: Kanji Segawa
Costumes by Jillian Lewis
Costume Design Supervision by Caitlin Rain
Lighting by Nicole Pearce

A work for seven dancers, Children’s Songs Dance by Jessica Lang takes its name from the music. Set to selections from Children’s Songs by the late American jazz composer Chick Corea, the ballet was created on ABT Studio Company in January 2020 during a residency at The Pocantico Center in Tarrytown, New York. According to Lang, Children’s Songs Dance “draws its inspiration from the transition in life between being a child and becoming an adult, with the goal of never losing the spirit of play.”

Lifted World Premiere


Choreography by Christopher Rudd
Music by Carlos Simon
Intimacy Direction by Sarah Lozoff
Dramaturgy by Phaedra Scott
Costumes by Carly Cushnie
Costume Design Supervision by Caitlin Rain
Scenic Design Supervision by Camellia Koo
Lighting by Alan C. Edwards

This ground-breaking World Premiere by Christopher Rudd, created on an all-Black cast of ABT dancers, aims to highlight, amplify, and celebrate Black creative voices. Set to music from Carlos Simon, with costumes by Carly Cushnie, Lifted will inspire, captivate, and mesmerize audiences.

Sinfonietta


Choreography by Jiří Kylián
Music by Leoš Janáček
Scenery and Costumes by Walter Nobbe
Lighting by Kees Tjebbes
Staged by Roslyn Anderson and Glenn Edgerton

Fiercely inventive, choreographer Jiří Kylián achieved his international breakthrough with Sinfonietta  – an exuberant paean to Mother Earth. Brace yourself as the life cycle is affirmed with eruptions of running jumps, and breathtaking turns to the stirring trumpet calls of Leoš Janáček’s high-spirited score.