From great classics to innovative premieres, American Ballet Theatre’s world-class dancers bring their dramatic artistry and thrilling bravura to take dance to new heights this spring. Enjoy mixed repertory programs featuring ballets by an impressive roster of choreographers, including artist-in-residence Alexei Ratmansky.
A ravishing fantasy set amid verdant forests and majestic temples, Sir Frederick Ashton's mythological love story unites the huntress Sylvia and a lovelorn shepard with the divine intervention of the deity Eros.
This full-length program of three one-act ballets will reprise the recent ABT premiere of Ratmansky's new work set to Shostakovich's jaunty, mercurial Ninth Symphony performed along with world premieres set to the lively, witty yet moving Piano Concerto No. 1 and the composer's elegiac auto-biographical score, Chamber Symphony for Strings in C minor.
Incensed by being snubbed at the christening of Princess Aurora, the wicked fairy Carabosse casts a curse on the child, proclaiming that she will one day prick her finger and die. The Lilac Fairy intervenes, and when the fateful day arrives, the princess and the entire palace instead fall into a deep sleep.
Based on Miguel de Cervantes’ sweeping tale of romance and chivalry, the knight-errant of la Mancha, Don Quixote, and his devoted squire, Sancho Panza, are positively heroic when it comes to aiding the spirited maiden Kitri and her charming amour.
ABT's company premiere of Ashton's dance drama, "A Month in the Country," promises memorable performances in this remarkable retelling of Ivan Turgenev's famous play in which a young tutor's presence provokes competing affections in an elegant Russian household, while the reprise of Mark Morris' valentine to classical ballet creates a majestic tableaux of heart-stopping beauty.
Discover a treasure trove of virtuoso dancing in a new production of this swashbuckling comedy! Staged by Anna-Marie Holmes, this exotic fable of a dashing pirate's love for a beautiful harem girl journeys through a tapestry of captive maidens, rich sultans, suspenseful abductions and dramatic rescues
With a wealth of magical moments, this compelling tale features an unusual twist of double unrequited love -- while the high-handed Onegin at first spurns the young, naive Tatiana, she blooms to become a sophisticated St. Petersburg aristocrat who, in turn, rejects his subsequent advances in a a final crushing blow.
Sir Kenneth MacMillan's masterful interpretation of Shakespeare's enduring romantic tragedy has become one of ABT's signature productions. Against a sumptuous setting in Renaissance Italy, MacMillan weaves a dance tapestry rich in character nuance and sensuality, and Sergei Prokofiev's instantly recognizable music underscores the lyric beauty and passion of this beloved ballet's star-crossed lovers.
This romantic fable of ill-fated passion, dreamlike transformation and ultimate forgiveness is set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score. With breathtaking choreography and visually magnificent sets evoking a Renaissance court, the fabled lake of the swans rises into view, inspiring awe for generations to come.