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 Post subject: American Ballet Theatre - 2007 European Tour
PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:22 am 
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ABT is touring in Europe in early 2007:

Paris: February 6-11, 2007
London: February 14 - 18, 2007

No announcements of location or repertory has yet been made.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 1:46 am 
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The London rep is as follows:

Feb 14, 16, 17 (7.30), 18 (7.30)
Symphonie Concertante (ch George Balanchine)
Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux (ch Goerge Balanchine)
In the Upper Room (ch Twyla Tharp)

Feb 15, 17 (2.30), 18 (2.30)
La Bayadère Act II (ch Natalia Makarova after Petipa)
Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes (ch Mark Morris)
Fancy Free (ch Jerome Robbins)

Note that there are 2 Sunday performances.

No news on the venue as yet. I hope to be able to confirm this shortly.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:11 am 
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My understanding is that they are coming to Sadler's Wells...

As for the repertoire... it's not my imagination, is it? The programmes are incredibly similar to those they brought in 1990. In the Upper Room was featured in the opening programme and Drink me only with Thine Eyes in the closing one... La Bayadere Act II was also part of the rep they brought at that time. Instead of Rodeo, they are bringing Fancy Free, which is, I guess a similar formula to their last visit.

Can't wait to see them, though I wish they would have come for a week and brought more programmes as they did last time.

Thanks David!


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I'm seeking further information about the London venue. For the time being here is the link to the ABT website calendar:

http://www.abt.org/performances/Calendar_Top3.asp

Go to Feb 2007 for the Paris and London programmes.

I see that they are performing "Dark Elegies" and "The Green Table" in Paris and it would have been very interesting to see both of these in London. "Elegies" because it is a wonderful piece and it would be interesting to compare the revised US version with the Rambert original performed recently at Sadler's, and "The Green Table", an antiwar masterpiece, hasn't been performed in the UK for over a decade, since the BRB visit to the old Sadler's, as far as I am aware.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:11 am 
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No mention of the venue in Paris either, though from another source I discover they are appearing at the Chatelet Theatre.


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Sadler's Wells have confirmed that ABT will be visiting in February, but they add that dates and programmes are still to be confirmed. So, it's probably best to take the details above as a guide rather than gospel.


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The ABT website does not specify the rep for particular performances in London, but lists the following ballets for the engagement:

Symphonie Concertante
La Bayadère Act II
Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes
Pas de Deux (TBA)
In the Upper Room
Fancy Free

Kate


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Kate, if you look on the calendar, they do give the programmes day by day, as envisaged currently:

http://www.abt.org/performances/calenda ... senmonth=2


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