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About Romeo and Juliet: “For sheer spectacle, it’s hard to beat. The scale of the ballet is huge, with a grand, two-tiered set and sumptuous costumes.” Newsday
“An evening that reminds you what dancing is.” Washington Post
“An array of spectacular dance awaits you, featuring the athleticism, sensuality and grandeur that is American Ballet Theatre.” CityCenter.org

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Romeo and Juliet

Composer: Sergi Prokofiev

Choreographer: Sir Kenneth MacMillan

The richly textured Romeo and Juliet remains one of the Company’s most romantic, heart-wrenching and enduring works. Newsday says, “Shakespeare’s masterful romantic tragedy, Prokofiev’s stirring score and Kenneth MacMillan’s brilliant choreography meld into one of ABT’s signature productions.”

Nine of American Ballet Theatre’s principal dancers will lead the casts of Romeo and Juliet:

  • April 3: Xiomara Reyes and Ethan Stiefel

  • April 4: Paloma Herrera and Marcelo Gomes

  • April 8: Ashley Tuttle and Angel Corella

  • April 9: Paloma Herrera and Marcelo Gomes

  • April 10 at 2 pm: Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky

  • April 10 at 8 pm: Alessandra Ferri and Angel Corella
Program of Mixed Repertory

Four eclectic pieces are combined into one evening of outstanding ballet and moving music.

Within You Without You: A Tribute to George Harrison

Composer: George Harrison

Choreographers: David Parsons, Ann Reinking, Natalie Weir and Stanton Welch

Classic meets modern with a tribute to Beatle George Harrison, featuring ballets set to vintage Harrison songs including “My Sweet Lord,” “Something,” “Within You, Without You,” “I Dig Love,” “Isn’t It a Pity” and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”

Petite Mort

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Choreographer: Jiri Kylian

A sensual take on the dynamics of love, this ballet was created especially for the Salzburg Festival on the second centenary of Mozart’s death. Two of Mozart’s most beautiful and popular piano concertos provide the backdrop for the ballet’s themes of aggression, sexuality, energy, silence, senselessness and vulnerability.

Sechs Tanze

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Chorographer: Jiri Kylian

Mozart’s popular German Dances are known for reflecting his humor and musical brilliance. This ballet acknowledges this humor but also lends a deeper meaning as the six seemingly nonsensical acts seem to ignore the modern, troubled world.

Pillar of Fire

Composer: Arnold Schoenberg

Choreographer: Antony Tudor

A powerful drama of love, lust and repression, Pillar of Fire was inspired by a romantic 19th century German poem called “Weib und die Welt” (Woman and the World). Set in a time when a child born out of wedlock was not condoned, the poem tells of a pregnant woman who is afraid that her fiance will not marry her. He, being truly in love with her, reassures her that the child will be considered his.

About American Ballet Theatre:

American Ballet Theatre, founded in 1940, is recognized as one of the great dance companies of the world and is a living national treasure. ABT annually tours the United States and has appeared in all 50 states, performing for more than 600,000 people, and is the only major ballet company to do so. It has also made more than 15 international tours, appearing in 126 cities in 42 countries. As a result, ABT is perhaps the most recognized and presented American ballet company, and it has been sponsored by the United States Department of State on many of these engagements.