⊙ “Rose Adagio” from The Sleeping Beauty by Marius Petipa
Featuring: Skylar Brandt, Aran Bell, Patrick Frenette, Blaine Hoven, and Tyler Maloney
Originally choreographed by Marius Petipa, The Sleeping Beauty received its world premiere by the Imperial Ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg on January 15, 1890. ABT’s present production was reconstructed from the notations of Petipa’s original choreography by ABT’s Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky. With steps and style reflecting the original 19th century production, Ratmansky brought the iconic classic to life for modern audiences.
⊙ Seven Sonatas Second Movement by Alexei Ratmansky
Featuring: Herman Cornejo, Luciana Paris, Carlos Gonzalez, Devon Teuscher
Seven Sonatas was the second ballet that Ratmansky choreographed as Artist in Residence with ABT. Created in 2009 and set to piano sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, the work presents six dancers in various solos, pas de deux, and group sections. In the second movement of the ballet, four of the dancers follow each other in a series of solos that demonstrate Ratmansky’s distinctive compositional style and innate musicality.
⊙ The Seasons Pas de Deux by Alexei Ratmansky
Featuring: Isabella Boylston and James Whiteside
In 2019, as a gift to ABT on the occasion of his tenth anniversary with the company, Ratmansky created The Seasons to the rich and romantic ballet score by Alexander Glazunov. The main pas de deux, danced to the Petit Adagio from the Autumn Section of the music, is a tender duet towards the end of the ballet that unfolds with the warmth and ease of a late summer day.
⊙ Bernstein in a Bubble (World Premiere) by Alexei Ratmansky
Featuring: Aran Bell, Skylar Brandt, Patrick Frenette, Blaine Hoven, Catherine Hurlin, Tyler Maloney, and Cassandra Trenary
Four years after the success of his first work to Leonard Bernstein’s iconic music, the critically acclaimed Serenade after Plato’s Symposium, Ratmansky’s new work explores the artistic personas of ABT’s world-class dancers. Inspired by the variety, charm, and quintessentially American spirit of Bernstein’s Divertimento, this piece—choreographed in a quarantined bubble residency in upstate New York—is an exciting reflection of artistic creativity in these challenging times.