Mixed Rep | July 7-9, 2022
- Theme and Variations by George Balanchine
- New York Premiere of New Work by Al0nso King
- ZigZag by Jessica Lang
The program opens with George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations. It is set to a score of the same name by Tchaikovsky from Suite No. 3 for Orchestra and was created for Ballet Theatre in 1947. A neo-classical masterpiece, Theme and Variations features scenery and costumes by Zack Brown, and lighting by Brad Fields. ABT’s 2022 performances of Theme and Variations will mark the 75th Anniversary of this seminal work’s premiere.
A new work by Alonzo King will have its New York Premiere on Thursday evening, July 7. Set to music by jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran, King’s new work features sets and costumes by Robert Rosenwasser and lighting by Jim French. The new work, King’s first for ABT, will receive its World Premiere on March 15, 2022 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California.
Closing the program is Jessica Lang’s ZigZag set to songs recorded by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, which received its World Premiere on October 26, 2021 at the David H. Koch Theater in New York City. The ballet features scenery by Derek McLane, costumes by Wes Gordon, and lighting by Nicole Pearce. A work for 14 dancers, ZigZag is set to 11 American standard songs by Bennett including a duet with Lady Gaga.