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Serenade after Plato's Symposium

Harris Theater
Chicago, Illinois

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Serenade after Plato's Symposium

Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Scenery and Costumes by Jérôme Kaplan
Lighting by Brad Fields

Running Time: 32 minutes

This ballet is an abstract exploration of some of the themes that Plato investigated with his Symposium. In Plato’s original text, a group of men convene and deliver speeches on the topic of love, with each man bringing a unique perspective to the proceedings. They explore how love can help the soul to understand truth in the pursuit of wisdom and beauty.