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American Ballet Theatre’s Paloma Herrera in <i>Swan Lake</i> (Rosalie O'Connor)

American Ballet Theatre

The haunting Giselle, the enchanting Swan Lake, and Michel Fokine masterworks make for two weeks of spectacular dance.

  • Feb. 1 - 13, 2005
  • Opera House
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  • $29.00 - $99.00
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About

A living national treasure since its founding in 1940, American Ballet Theatre has created a tradition of unsurpassed passion, athleticism, and originality. Over two weeks, ABT offers the best of its repertoire from the company's first decade-including the timeless favorite Giselle, ABT's "richly attractive and superbly atmospheric" (The New York Times) production about the story of a lovely yet fragile maiden, whose death from a broken heart dooms her to eternally roam the earth as a restless spirit. The company also brings back Kevin McKenzie's staging of Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky's spellbinding ballet of dreamlike transformation, mistaken identity, and ill-fated love. For its world premiere at the Kennedy Center in 2000, the Washington Post called it "a spectacle of shimmering light that builds in force until its most luminescent moment-the moonlit entrance of the enchanted Princess Odette." ABT's third program will feature four famous ballets created by Michel Fokine for the Ballets Russes: Les Sylphides and Le Spectre de la Rose, both danced by ABT in the 1940s, plus Polovtsian Dances from the opera Prince Igor and Petrouchka.

PLEASE NOTE: The Emmy Award-winning PBS series "Dance in America" is videotaping the Feb. 8, 10, and 12 evening performances of Swan Lake for future broadcast on "Great Performances." It will subsequently be shown on television networks around the world and in other media, including home video. Your attendance at this performance is deemed your consent to appear.

Accompanied by the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

PROGRAM SCHEDULE & PRINCIPAL CASTING
Running Times
Running Time: 2 hrs 5 mins
(includes one 20-minute intermission)
Running Time: 2 hrs 10 mins
(includes two 20-minute intermissions)
Running Time: 2 hrs 9 mins
(includes one 20-minute intermission)
TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
MATINEE
SATURDAY
EVENING
SUNDAY
MATINEE
Feb. 1
7:30pm
Feb. 2
7:30pm
Feb. 3
7:30pm
Feb. 4
7:30pm
Feb. 5
1:30pm
Feb. 5
7:30pm
Feb. 6
1:30pm

GISELLE
Kent, Carreño, Abrera

GISELLE
McKerrow, Stiefel, Wiles

GISELLE
Ferri, Bocca, Part

FOKINE
MASTERWORKS

LES SYLPHIDES

Murphy, Beloserkovsky,
E. Cornejo, Riccetto
PETROUCHKA
Stiefel, McKerrow, Gomes

LE SPECTRE
DE LA ROSE

H. Cornejo, Reyes
POLOVTSIAN DANCES
Saveliev, Abrera, Copeland

FOKINE
MASTERWORKS

LES SYLPHIDES

Kent, Gomes , Abrera,
Kajiya


PETROUCHKA
Corella, E. Cornejo, Stappas

LE SPECTRE
DE LA ROSE

Tidwell, Riccetto
POLOVTSIAN DANCES
Radetsky,
C. Corella, Hidalgo


FOKINE
MASTERWORKS

LES SYLPHIDES

Murphy, Beloserkovsky,
E. Cornejo, Riccetto
PETROUCHKA
Stiefel, McKerrow, Gomes
LE SPECTRE
DE LA ROSE

H. Cornejo, Reyes
POLOVTSIAN DANCES
Saveliev, Abrera, Copeland

GISELLE
Herrera, Carreño,
C. Corella
Feb. 8
7:30pm
Feb. 9
7:30pm
Feb. 10
7:30pm
Feb. 11
7:30pm
Feb. 12
1:30pm
Feb. 12
7:30pm
Feb. 13
1:30pm

SWAN LAKE

Murphy, Corella

SWAN LAKE

Herrera, Bocca

SWAN LAKE

Murphy, Corella

SWAN LAKE

Kent, Carreño

SWAN LAKE

Wiles, Beloserkovsky

SWAN LAKE

Murphy, Corella

SWAN LAKE

Part, Gomes

NOTE: Schedule and casting subject to change

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