Principal Dancers for the American Ballet Theatre 2023 Fall season include:
Joo Won Ahn
Calvin Royal III
American Ballet Theatre 2023 Fall Season Trailer
American Ballet Theatre 2023 Fall Season Schedule
Classics Old and New | October 18-21, 2023
David H. Koch Theater
Piano Concerto No. 1 by Alexei Ratmansky
Petit Mort by Jiří Kylián
Études by Harald Lander
Piano Concerto No. 1 is part of a trilogy of works, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky and set to the music of Dimitri Shostakovich with scenery by George Tsypin, costumes by Keso Dekker, and lighting by Jennifer Tipton. A mercurial romp that veers from energetic to languid, precise to chaotic, the ballet premiered in 2013 under the title Piano Concerto #1.
Petite Mort was originally created by Jiří Kylián for the 1991 Salzburg Festival on the second centenary of Mozart’s death, incorporating the slow movements of two of Mozart’s most beautiful and popular piano concertos. With costumes by Joke Visser and lighting by Joop Caboort, Petite Mort features six men, six women, and six foils and expresses themes of aggression, desire, energy, silence, anarchy, and vulnerability.
Last performed by ABT in 2008, Harald Lander’s Études is an exhilarating tribute to the art form of classical ballet created in 1948 at the Royal Opera House in Copenhagen for the Royal Danish Ballet. Set to music by Carl Czerny and arranged by Knudaage Riisager, Études ingeniously illustrates the development of a dancer’s technique and artistry, from the regime of exercises at the barre to the dazzling heights of balletic proficiency.
Piano Concerto No. 1
October 18 & 20: Christine Shevchenko, Calvin Royal III, Skylar Brandt, Jake Roxander
October 19 & 21: Hee Seo, Thomas Forster, Catherine Hurlin, Aran Bell
October 18 & 21: Devon Teuscher, Daniel Camargo, Herman Cornejo
October 19: Gillian Murphy, Joo Won Ahn, Aran Bell
October 20: Catherin Hurlin, Joo Won Ahn, Jake Roxander
Ballet Imperial, created in 1941 and set to Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky’s Concerto No. 2 in G for Piano and Orchestra, evokes the era of Russia’s Imperial Ballet with its grandeur.
The Dream is Frederick Ashton’s beguiling retelling of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and its comedy of errors set in the magical woods of Victorian England. This happy ode to the illusory nature of love, choreographed in 1964, is set to a spellbinding score by Felix Mendelssohn and arranged by John Lanchbery, sets and costumes by David Walker, and lighting by John B. Read.
October 21 & 25: Isabella Boylston, James Whiteside, Skylar Brandt
October 22 & 26: Christine Shevchenko, Calvin Royal III, Chloe Misseldine
The Dream (Titania / Oberon / Puck)
October 21 & 25: Gillian Murphy, Daniel Camargo, Jake Roxander
October 22 & 26: Cassandra Trenary, Aran Bell, Elwince Magbitang
21st Century Works | October 27-29, 2023
David H. Koch Theater
Single Eye by Alonzo King
Depuis le Jour by Gemma Bond
On the Dnipro by Alexei Ratmansky
Single Eye, which debuted in 2022, is a subtle entreaty for peace and natural harmony during trying times. This visually stunning ballet is set to music by celebrated jazz artist and composer Jason Moran, with choreography by Alonzo King, sets and costumes by Robert Rosenwasser and lighting by Jim French.
Ratmansky’s 2009 production of Sergei Prokofiev’s On the Dnipro brings audiences to the banks of the mighty Ukrainian river, the Dnipro, and into the life of young soldier Sergei as he arrives home from the battlefields of war. The production features scenery by Simon Pastukh, costumes by Galina Solovyeva, lighting by Brad Fields, and projections by Wendall K. Harrington.
October 27 & 28: Isabella Boylston, Thomas Forster, Calvin Royal III, Skylar Brandt, Cory Stearns
October 28 & 29: Christine Shevchenko, Cory Stearns, Herman Cornejo, Devon Teuscher, Calvin Royal III
Depuis le Jour
October 27 & 28: Hee Seo, Joo Won Ahn
October 28 & 29: Katherine Williams, Jose Sebastian
On the Dnipro (Sergiy / Natalia / Olga / Olga’s Finacé)
October 27 & 28: Cory Stearns, Devon Teuscher, Christine Shevchenko, James Whiteside
October 28: Thomas Forster, SunMi Park , Catherine Hurlin, Michael de la Nuez
October 29: Aran Bell, Cassandra Trenary, Catherina Hurlin, Michael de la Nuez
Featured Photo for the American Ballet Theatre 2023 Fall Season of Cassandra Trenary and company in Sir Frederick Ashton’s The Dream. Photo by Rosalie O’Connor.