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 Post subject: American Ballet Theatre - 2010 Met Season
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AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE CELEBRATES
70TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON
MAY 17-JULY 10, 2010 AT METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE

BOX OFFICE OPENS SUNDAY, MARCH 28

ADDITIONAL CASTING ANNOUNCED


American Ballet Theatre’s 2010 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House, May 17-July 10, will celebrate the Company’s 70th Anniversary with a tribute to legendary ballerina Alicia Alonso and the 30th Anniversary of Natalia Makarova’s production of La Bayadère. The season will also feature the Company Premiere of John Neumeier’s Lady of the Camellias. Tickets for ABT’s Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House go on sale at the box office on March 28.

Principal Dancers for the 2010 Metropolitan Opera season will include Maxim Beloserkovsky, Roberto Bolle, Jose Manuel Carreño, Angel Corella, Herman Cornejo, Irina Dvorovenko, Marcelo Gomes, David Hallberg, Paloma Herrera, Julie Kent, Gillian Murphy, Veronika Part, Xiomara Reyes, Ethan Stiefel, Diana Vishneva and Michele Wiles. Alina Cojocaru, a principal dancer with The Royal Ballet, and Natalia Osipova, a leading soloist with the Bolshoi Ballet, will appear as guest artists during the season.

J.P. Morgan is the Leading Corporate Sponsor of Make a Ballet. American Airlines is ABT’s Official Airline. Northern Trust is the Official Sponsor of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre. LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is the Official Sponsor of ABT II. Mandarin Oriental is ABT’s preferred hotel. The 2010 Metropolitan Opera House season is also made possible with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Recovery Act, the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

American Ballet Theatre’s 70th Anniversary season celebration will open with an Opening Night Gala performance featuring ABT’s Principal Dancers on Monday, May 17 at 6:30 P.M. For information on ABT’s Spring Gala, please call the Special Events Office at 212-477-3030, ext. 3239. ABT’s Spring Gala is sponsored by NBC Universal and Graff.



Company Premiere

John Neumeier’s Lady of the Camellias will be given its Company Premiere by American Ballet Theatre on Tuesday evening, May 25 with Julie Kent as Marguerite and Roberto Bolle as Armand. Set to music by Frédéric Chopin, Lady of the Camellias was choreographed by Neumeier after the novel of Alexandre Dumas fils. The ballet features scenery and costumes by Jürgen Rose with original lighting design by Neumeier, reconstructed by Rolf Merkel. Lady of the Camellias was given its World Premiere by the Stuttgart Ballet at the Weurttemberg Staatstheatre, Stuttgart, Germany on November 4, 1978, with Marcia Haydée and Egon Madsen in the leading roles. The ballet received its United States premiere by the Stuttgart Ballet at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C. on May 15, 1979, with the same cast. American Ballet Theatre will present eight performances of the full-length ballet, May 25-27 and June 4-7.



Full-Length Ballets and 30th Anniversary of La Bayadère

In addition to the Company Premiere of Lady of the Camellias, American Ballet Theatre will perform five full-length ballets during the 2010 Spring season beginning with La Bayadère on Tuesday evening, May 18. Diana Vishneva (Nikiya), Marcelo Gomes (Solor), and Gillian Murphy (Gamzatti) will lead the season’s first performance of the three-act classic. The season’s eight performances of La Bayadère, May 18-24, mark the 30th anniversary of the ballet. Natalia Makarova first staged “The Kingdom of the Shades” scene for ABT in 1974 and subsequently produced and choreographed the complete version (in three acts) for American Ballet Theatre in 1980. The World Premiere of Makarova’s production was given on May 21 of that year, danced by Makarova (Nikiya), Anthony Dowell (Solor) and Cynthia Harvey (Gamzatti).

Set to music by Ludwig Minkus, arranged by John Lanchbery, La Bayadère was conceived and directed by Makarova. The ballet features scenery by PierLuigi Samaritani, costumes by Theoni V. Aldredge and lighting by Toshiro Ogawa. Dina Makarova serves as production coordinator.

The season’s first performance of Don Quixote will be led by Paloma Herrera and Angel Corella on Friday evening, May 28. Staged by Kevin McKenzie and Susan Jones, with choreography after Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky, Don Quixote is set to music by Ludwig Minkus and features scenery and costumes by Santo Loquasto and lighting by Natasha Katz. The McKenzie/Jones staging of the current production was first performed by ABT in June 1995.

The Sleeping Beauty returns to the repertory for eight performances, June 14-19. Set to a score by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, The Sleeping Beauty, choreographed after Marius Petipa, has additional choreography and staging by Kevin McKenzie, Gelsey Kirkland and Michael Chernov. The production features scenery by Tony Walton, costumes by Willa Kim with additional costume designs by Holly Hynes, and lighting by Richard Pilbrow and Dawn Chiang. Gillian Murphy and Jose Manuel Carreño will lead the season’s first performance of The Sleeping Beauty on Monday, June 14. Guest artist Alina Cojocaru will dance opposite Jose Manuel Carreño at the matinee performance on Saturday, June 19. This production of The Sleeping Beauty received its World Premiere at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York on June 1, 2007.

Eight performances of Swan Lake, choreographed by Kevin McKenzie after Marius Petipa, will be given beginning Monday, June 21, with Veronika Part and Roberto Bolle leading the opening night cast. Swan Lake is set to the score by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky and features scenery and costumes by Zack Brown and lighting by Duane Schuler. This production of Swan Lake premiered on March 24, 2000 at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

The final week of American Ballet Theatre’s eight-week season at the Metropolitan Opera House will feature eight performances of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet beginning Monday evening, July 5 with Julie Kent and Marcelo Gomes in the title roles. Set to the music of Sergei Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet features scenery and costumes by Nicholas Georgiadis and lighting by Thomas Skelton. The ballet received its World Premiere by The Royal Ballet in London on February 9, 1965 and was given its ABT Company Premiere at the Metropolitan Opera House on April 22, 1985.



A Celebration for Alicia Alonso

As part of American Ballet Theatre 70th Anniversary season, the Company will celebrate the life and career of legendary dancer and ballet director Alicia Alonso. Alonso joined Ballet Theatre in 1940 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 1946. Famed for her interpretation of the title role in Giselle, Alonso also starred in the World Premieres of ABT’s most critically-hailed works, including George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, Antony Tudor’s Undertow and as The Accused in Agnes de Mille’s Fall River Legend; all roles that were created on her. Alonso’s 90th birthday will be marked by a special performance of Don Quixote on Thursday evening, June 3, featuring three Principal casts. Paloma Herrera and Marcelo Gomes will dance the lead roles of Kitri and Basilio in Act I, Xiomara Reyes and Herman Cornejo take over the leads for Act II and Natalia Osipova and Jose Manuel Carreño perform the leading roles in Act III at the birthday celebration.



Repertory Festival

American Ballet Theatre will offer two weeks of repertory programs June 8-12 and continuing on June 28 through July 3. The programs include an All-Ashton program featuring Sir Frederick Ashton’s Birthday Offering, The Dream and the Company Premieres of The Awakening Pas de Deux from Ashton’s The Sleeping Beauty and Thaïs Pas de Deux. On Tuesday evening, June 8, Diana Vishneva and Jose Manuel Carreño will dance the Company Premiere of Thaïs Pas de Deux and Paloma Herrera and Cory Stearns will perform the ABT Premiere of the Awakening Pas de Deux. On the same evening, the season’s first performance of Ashton’s The Dream will be performed by Gillian Murphy as Titania, David Hallberg as Oberon and Herman Cornejo as Puck.

American Ballet Theatre’s repertory festival also includes an All-American Program featuring Twyla Tharp’s The Brahms-Haydn Variations, Paul Taylor’s Company B and Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free. An All-Classic Master’s Program presented on June 29, June 30 matinee and July 2 will include George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, pas de deux from Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon and Antony Tudor’s Romeo and Juliet, as well as ballets from the All-Ashton and All-American programs.

An ABT Premieres program on the evenings of June 9, June 11, June 28 and July 1 will feature Tharp’s The Brahms-Haydn Variations, along with Alexei Ratmansky’s On the Dneiper and Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free.



Memorial Day Matinee

A special Memorial Day matinee performance will take place on Monday, May 31 with a performance of Don Quixote. Tickets for the matinee are specially priced from $20 to $95. For more information, please visit, www.abt.org <http://www.abt.org> .



ABTKids

ABTKids, American Ballet Theatre’s annual one-hour introduction to ballet, is scheduled for Saturday morning, June 5 at 11:30am. Following the ABTKids performance, Angelina Ballerina™ will greet all ticket holders and pose for photos. All tickets for ABTKids are $25. The ABTKids performance is generously supported through an endowed gift from Thomas and Lydia West, in loving memory of Vivian B. West.



ABTKids Workshop Series

ABTKids Workshop Series, activity-based programs led by ABT Teaching Artists, are available to ABTKids ticket holders only on Saturday, June 5 (9:30 am). On Saturday, June 19, ABT will hold a Sleeping Beauty Workshop at 11:00am. Saturday workshops will be held in the rehearsal studios of the Metropolitan Opera House. Tickets to the workshops are $20 per person. For tickets and more information on ABTKids Workshop series, please call 212-419-4321.

The Metropolitan Opera House box office opens Sunday, March 28 at 12 Noon for single ticket sales. Tickets, priced from $20-$111, are also on sale by phone at 212-362-6000, or online at ABT’s website www.abt.org <http://www.abt.org> . The Metropolitan Opera House box office is located at Lincoln Center, Broadway between 62nd and 65th Streets in New York City.


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 Post subject: Re: American Ballet Theatre - 2010 Met Season
PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:31 pm 
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AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE LAUNCHES 18/29 CLUB FOR

SPRING 2010 SEASON AT MET OPERA HOUSE




American Ballet Theatre’s 18/29 Club, a unique subscription offer, is available to ballet-goers 18 to 29 years of age, to attend ABT’s 2010 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House, May 17-July 10. This create-your-own subscription series offers three or more performances at $30 per ticket for orchestra-level seating.

The 18/29 Club subscription also includes free exchange privileges and a free subscription to ABT’s biannual news magazine On Point.

American Ballet Theatre’s 2010 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House, May 17-July 10, will include the Company Premiere of John Neumeier’s Lady of the Camellias, full-length classics La Bayadère, Don Quixote, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, and Romeo and Juliet, as well as All-Ashton, All-American, All-Classic Masters, and All-ABT Premieres repertory programs.

The 18/29 Club subscriptions can be completed by mail, fax at (212) 870-7695, or phone at (212) 362-6000. Beginning March 28, 2010, subscriptions can be purchased in person at the Metropolitan Opera House Box Office at Lincoln Center. A photocopy of a valid ID (a driver’s license, student ID, or passport) must be included with your order. Seating is subject to availability. For more information or to subscribe, please visit http://www.abt.org/1829club.


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I hope Cojocaru isn't taking on too much - she's performing with RDB this year as well, and her last trip to ABT was followed by a foot injury that kept her off stage for many months.


ALINA COJOCARU TO APPEAR AS GUEST ARTIST WITH
AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE

Cojocaru to Give First New York Performance as Princess Aurora in
The Sleeping Beauty, June 19, 2010, at Metropolitan Opera House


Alina Cojocaru, principal dancer with The Royal Ballet in London, will appear as a guest artist with American Ballet Theatre in a performance of The Sleeping Beauty at the matinee on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Born in Bucharest, Romania, Cojocaru trained in Kiev for seven years before joining the Royal Ballet School in 1997. She joined the Kiev Ballet as a principal dancer in 1998 and joined The Royal Ballet a year later. Cojocaru was promoted to soloist with The Royal Ballet in 2000 and to principal dancer in 2001.

Cojocaru’s repertory with The Royal Ballet includes Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Giselle, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Vera in A Month in the Country, Tatiana in Onegin, Cinderella, The Sugar Plum Fairy and Clara in The Nutcracker, Titania in The Dream, Nikiya in La Bayadère, Swanilda in Coppélia, Lise in La Fille mal Gardée and leading roles in Gong, Polyphonia, Symphony in C, Symphonic Variations, The Leaves Are Fading, Other Dances, Voices of Spring, Stars and Stripes, Dances at a Gathering and The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude.

Among the roles created on Cojocaru are Christopher Wheeldon’s There Where She Loved, David Bintley’s Les Saisons, Ashley Page’s This House will Burn, Wayne McGregor’s Engram and Chroma and Johan Kobborg’s Les Lutins and La Sylphide.

Cojocaru is the recipient of numerous dance awards and citations including The Nijinsky Award and Benois de la Danse in 2004 for best female dancer and the medal of Cavalier of Romania in 2002 presented by Romania’s president Ion Iliescu.

American Ballet Theatre’s 2010 season marks Cojocaru’s second guest appearance with the Company. She previously performed Nikiya in La Bayadère during ABT’s 2003 Spring season.

Subscriptions for American Ballet Theatre’s 2010 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House are on sale now by phone at 212-362-6000, or online at ABT’s website www.abt.org <http://www.abt.org> .


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OPENING NIGHT SPRING GALA TO CELEBRATE
AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S 70TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON
AT METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE,
MONDAY, MAY 17, 2010 AT 6:30 P.M.

Spring Gala Sponsored by Graff and NBC Universal



American Ballet Theatre will celebrate its 70th Anniversary Season with an Opening Night Gala on Monday, May 17 at 6:30 P.M. Mrs. Michelle Obama will serve as Honorary Chairman, along with Caroline Kennedy and Blaine Trump. The Spring Gala will honor David H. Koch for 25 years of service to ABT and its Board of Governing Trustees.

A special 70th Anniversary highlight program will feature American Ballet Theatre’s Principal Dancers in excerpts from Sir Frederick Ashton’s Birthday Offering, Swan Lake and Twyla Tharp’s The Brahms-Haydn Variations. The performance will include the Company Premieres of Ashton’s Thaïs Pas de Deux and Awakening Pas de Deux, as well as a pas de deux from John Neumeier’s Lady of the Camellias. The evening will also feature the Spring Gala debut of ABT II, in the first movement of Edwaard Liang’s Ballo Per Sei. Set to music by Antonio Vivaldi, Ballo Per Sei was given its World Premiere at The Joyce Theater on April 13, 2010.

Henri Barguirdjian, Danielle Ganek, Anne Grauso and Caryn Zucker will serve as Gala Co-Chairmen, Anka K. Palitz and Marianne and John K. Castle will serve as Vice Chairmen of the evening and Aileen Mehle is Chairman Emerita. Corporate Co-Chairs are Richard and Diotay Baker, Christine and Renaud Dutreil, and Karin and Stephen Sadove. Daniel Cappello, Blair Husain and Melissa Smith will serve as Junior Co-Chairmen.

American Ballet Theatre’s 2010 Spring Gala is sponsored by Graff and NBC Universal. A portion of the proceeds from the Spring Gala will support ABT II and ABT’s education and community outreach programs.

A Gala dinner under the Tent at Lincoln Center will immediately follow the performance. Gala benefit tickets priced at $1,500, $2,000 and $2,500 include the performance and post-performance dinner. For Gala benefit ticket information only, call American Ballet Theatre’s Special Events office at 212-477-3030, ext. 3239.

Performance-only tickets, priced $28 to $150, are available online, at the Metropolitan Opera House box office or by calling 212-362-6000. For more information, please visit ABT’s website at www.abt.org <http://www.abt.org> .

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Susan Reiter previews ABT's presentation of "La Bayadere," May 18-24, 2010 in Playbill.

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Casting has been announced for the first two weeks of ABT's Metropolitan Opera House season, beginning with the Spring Gala performance on Monday, May 17, 2010. A report in Broadway World.

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Alicia Alonso will celebrate her 90th birthday with ABT on June 3, 2010. Report in Broadway World.

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In the New York Times, Alastair Macaulay previews the 2010 Spring Season, which opens on Monday, May 17 at the Metropolitan Opera House.

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Roslyn Sulcas previews "La Bayadere" in the New York Times.

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Silvia Poletti previews John Neumeier's "Lady of the Camellias" in Playbill.

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Alastair Macaulay reviews the Monday, May 17 Gala performance in the New York Times.

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Leigh Witchel reviews the Monday, May 17 Gala performance in the New York Post.

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Casting is announced for weeks 3 and 4 of the 2010 Spring Season. Elizabeth Nebeker reports in Broadway World.

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In the New York Times, Alastair Macaulay reviews the Tuesday, May 18 performance of "La Bayadere."

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In the New York Times, Alastair Macaulay reviews the Tuesday evening and Wednesday matinee, May 25-26 performances of John Neumeier's "Lady of the Camellias."

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