American Ballet Theatre in Mixed Repertory Program at Kennedy Center
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The last date listed for American Ballet Theatre: Mixed Repertory was Thursday February 19, 2009 / 7:30pm.
Currently at The Kennedy Center - Opera House:
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<p>American Ballet Theatre
Kevin McKenzie, Artistic Director
A living national treasure since its founding in 1940, American Ballet Theatre continues to unlock classics from its expansive repertoire in this mixed repertory program. The Company premiere of George Balanchine's Allegro Brillante, performed to Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 3, is the embodiment of Russian romanticism. As a nod to the Kennedy Center's "Modern Masters of American Dance" celebration this season, Twyla Tharp's Brief Fling is a kinetic Scottish-inspired ballet created for the company in 1990, featuring Percy Grainger's Country Gardens and Handel in the Strand. The program will also feature Antony Tudor's Pillar of Fire danced to Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht. ABT celebrates its close association with Tudor over the centenary season of his birth.</p> <p>Allegro Brillante (16 min.)
Choreography by George Balanchine
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Staged by Darla Hoover
Brief Fling (27 min.)
Choreography by Twyla Tharp
Music by Michel Colombier and Percy Grainger
Staged by Keith Roberts
</p> <p>Pillar of Fire (32 min.)
Choreography by Antony Tudor
Music by Arnold Schoenberg
Staged by Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner</p>
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