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Ethan Stiefel in Within You Without You: A Tribute to George Harrison. (Marty Sohl)

American Ballet Theatre

Boasting a wide repertoire, this American ballet institution is renowned for its size, scope, and sheer talent.

  • Feb. 3 - 8, 2004
  • Opera House
  • Approx 2 hours45 min
  • $27.00 - $97.00
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An American dance institution, Kevin McKenzie’s American Ballet Theatre is known for “the most spectacular dancing in the world” (The New York Times). Boasting a wide-ranging repertoire of classic as well as contemporary works by such choreographic masters as Balanchine, Tudor, Petipa, de Mille, and Tharp, ABT is recognized for its unrivaled combination of size, scope, and sheer talent.

American Ballet Theatre returns to the Opera House to present Marius Petipa’s full-length La Bayadère and a program of mixed repertory. Set in India’s legendary past, La Bayadère depicts a story of forbidden love, murder, and a voyage to the underworld. The production features a stunning ballet blanc with a panorama of white tutus that dazzles the senses and a lead role that is perfectly suited for ABT’s powerful male dancers. “If you don’t enjoy La Bayadère,” Clive Barnes said, “you don’t really enjoy ballet.” La Bayadère—long hidden from the West, with the full-length version surfacing only in 1980—gives ABT’s internationally acclaimed ensemble another opportunity to shine.

Friday-Sunday, Febrary 6-8—La Bayadère
Tuesday-Thursday, February 3-5—Mixed repertory (Variations from Raymonda, Within You, Without You: A Tribute to George Harrison, Without Words)

Principal Casting

Performances will be with live orchestra.

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