American Ballet Theatre Presents Don Quixote Plus Mixed Rep Programs
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The last date listed for American Ballet Theatre: Don Quixote, Mixed Rep was Saturday April 19, 2014 / 1:30pm (Don Quixote).
Quotes & Highlights
One of the most beautiful sights in dance is American Ballet Theatre in full flight. - New York Post
Glorious passages of choreography … witty timing and humor. - The New York Times
American Ballet Theatre
Kevin McKenzie, Artistic Director
with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
April 15 & 16, 2014: Mixed Repertory *(Timing: Approx. 2 hours, with one 20-minute intermission)
Les Sylphides__ __(Fokine/Chopin, Britten) [32 min.; 1-min. pause]
__Aftereffect__**__ __**(Gomes/Tchaikovsky) [12 min; 20-min. intermission]
The Dream (Ashton/Mendelssohn) __[52 min.]
__ The stage explodes with an exciting mixed repertory program of works from its acclaimed repertory. Michel Fokine’s Les Sylphides, a one-act romantic reverie, is a plotless work in which a poet dances with ghostly sylphs in a forest to music by Chopin orchestrated by Britten. The program includes the D.C. premiere of ABT Principal Dancer Marcelo Gomes’ Aftereffect, which was given its world premiere in October 2013 and is danced to the first movement from Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence. Celebrating 450 years since Shakespeare’s birth, the company dances The Dream, Sir Frederick Ashton’s enchanting 1964 one-act ballet based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream.