American Ballet Theatre Announces Fall Season

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American Ballet Theatre's fall season at City Center will include the world premiere of a new work by the young Canadian choreographer Peter Quanz and the company premiere of Jerome Robbins' Afternoon of a Faun, ABT announced.

The season runs October 19-November 6, and begins with an opening-night gala featuring highlights from the season.

Quanz's new work, set to Saint-SaêŠns' Piano Concerto No. 5, will be his first for the company. Costumes are by Holly Hynes, scenery by Robert Perdziola, and lighting by Brad Fields.

Afternoon of a Faun, a pas de deux set to Debussy's score and based on Mallarm_'s poem, premiered at New York City Ballet in 1953. Jean-Pierre Frohlich stages the ABT revival.

Also new to the company's repertoire is Kurt Jooss's The Green Table, a "dance of death in eight scenes." Set to music by Frederick Cohen, the anti-war work premiered in Paris in 1932; Jooss himself played the role of Death. It is staged by Anna Markard, Joss's daughter.

The season also includes new stagings of of Agnes de Mille's Rodeo, George Balanchine's Apollo, Antony Tudor's Dark Elegies, and Twyla Tharp's In the Upper Room. Recent productions of Fokine's Les Sylphides and Mark Morris's Gong both return.

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