American Ballet Theatre Opens Season with Performance and Gala

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American Ballet Theatre opens its season tomorrow with a performance at New York's City Center followed by a gala dinner at the Plaza Hotel.

The evening's program includes three works by Michel Fokine, one of ABT's founding choreographers: Le Spectre de la rose, a revival premiere danced by Herman Cornejo and Xiomara Reyes; the nocturne from Les Sylphides, danced by Julie Kent, Maxim Beloserkovsky, Erica Cornejo, and Maria Riccetto; and The Dying Swan, danced by Irina Dvorovenko.

The program also features Jerome Robbins' Other Dances, performed by Alessandra Ferri and Angel Corella. With this performance, Ferri begins her 20th season with ABT.

The season includes the world premiere on October 22 of Trey McIntyre's Pretty Good Year as well as a number of debut performances, including Ethan Stiefel and Maria Riccetto in Le Spectre de la rose; Carmen Corella, Xiomara Reyes, and Paloma Herrera in Christopher Wheeldon's VIII; and Danny Tidwell and Grant DeLong in Kirk Peterson's Amazed in Burning Dreams.

ABT's season at City Center runs through November 7. In the spring, the company perfoms at the Metropolitan Opera House.

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