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American Ballet Theatre: Mixed Repertory and Othello (Photo from mixed Repertory and Othello)

American Ballet Theatre: Mixed Repertory and Othello

ABT performs two programs: Lubovitch's full-length Othello (Jan. 11-14); and a mixed program (Jan. 9 & 10) featuring La Bayadère Act II ("Kingdom of the Shades"), Dark Elegies, and Rodeo.

  • Jan. 9 - 14, 2007
  • Opera House
  • approx. 2 hrs.
  • $29.00 - $99.00
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"The company is dancing better than ever!" --New York Post
 
With superior dancing that ranges from the larger-than-life to the enchantingly intimate, American Ballet Theatre is known for "the most spectacular dancing in the world" (The New York Times).
 
Othello
Choreography by Lar Lubovitch
Music by Elliot Goldenthal
 
Led by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, American Ballet Theatre returns to the Kennedy Center Opera House January 11–14, 2007, to perform Lar Lubovitch's Othello, a vibrant interpretation of Shakespeare's classic tale of passion and jealousy, ambition and betrayal that the company premiered in 1997. A compelling synthesis of classical and modern movement, Lubovitch's original choreography is complemented by a powerful score from Academy Award–winning composer Elliot Goldenthal (Frida), heightening the emotional volatility of the central characters as the ballet's tragedy unfolds. Part of the citywide festival Shakespeare in Washington.
 
OTHELLO
PRINCIPAL CASTING (subject to change)
 
Thu., Jan. 11 & Sat., Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m.: Gomes, Kent, Radetsky, Abrera, Cornejo
Fri., Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m. & Sun., Jan. 14 at 1:30 p.m.: Hallberg, Murphy, Beloserkovsky, Butler, Hoven
Sat., Jan. 13 at 1:30 p.m.: R. Thomas, Reyes, Lopez, Riccetto, Matthews
 
Mixed Repertory Program
Choreography by Agnes de Mille, Antony Tudor, and Marius Petipa
Music by Aaron Copland, Gustav Mahler, and Ludwig Minkus
 
American Ballet Theatre will also dance a program of mixed repertory from some of ballet's iconic choreographers on January 9 & 10, 2007. The company celebrates Agnes de Mille's centenary with Rodeo, her charmingly humorous love story about a tomboyish cowgirl in the pioneer West, set to Copland's spirited score. Antony Tudor's stunning Dark Elegies depicts a village lamenting the death of its children. With a score by Gustav Mahler, it ranges in mood from extreme anguish to quiet resignation. Also on the program is the spellbinding "Kingdom of the Shades" from Marius Petipa's La Bayadère.
 
MIXED REPERTORY
PRINCIPAL CASTING (subject to change)
 
"Kingdom of the Shades": Tue., Jan. 9 (Herrera, Carreño); Wed., Jan. 10 (Dvorovenko, Carreño)
Dark Elegies: Tue., Jan. 9 & Wed., Jan. 10: Company
Rodeo: Tue., Jan. 9 (Reyes, Radetsky, Stappas); Wed., Jan. 10 (Butler, Salstein, Matthews)

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