American Ballet Theatre updated casting for London tour

January 27, 2011

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three male dancers on stage and one female in the air

Misty Copeland in Company B. Photograph : Lois Greenfield

Ethan Stiefel will  not be performing in London, and so the casting has been revised as follows.

American Ballet Theatre

Two Mixed Bills

UK PREMIERE

Tuesday 1 – Sunday 6 February 2011

Performances: Tue – Sun at 7.30pm, Sat and Sun matinees at 2.30pm

Tickets: £10 – £70 

Ticket office: 0844 412 4300 or please vitsit the Sadlers Wells website

Internationally acclaimed American Ballet Theatre makes a welcome return to Sadler’s Wells from 1 – 6 February 2011, with a mixed bill including the UK premieres of ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky’s Seven Sonatas, and Everything Doesn’t Happen at Once by Benjamin Millepied. Completing Programme 1 is Twyla Tharp’s Known By Heart pas de deux and George Balanchine’s Duo Concertant, set to music by Igor Stravinsky.

Programme Two features Balanchine’s classic Theme and Variations, set to music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, Antony Tudor’s lyrical Jardin aux Lilas (Lilac Garden), and Paul Taylor’s Company B, performed to songs sung by the Andrews Sisters.

Full repertoire and casting:

Tuesday 1 February at 7.30pm

Programme 1

Seven Sonatas                                                  Julie Kent, Xiomara Reyes, Yuriko Kajiya,

David Hallberg, Herman Cornejo, Gennadi Saveliev

Known By Heart (duet)                              Gillian Murphy, Blaine Hoven

Duo Concertant                                                 Paloma Herrera, Cory Stearns

Everything Doesn’t Happen at Once                Isabella Boylston, Marcelo Gomes, Daniil Simkin

Wednesday 2 February at 7.30pm

Programme 2

Theme and Variations                                        Gillian Murphy, David Hallberg

Jardin aux Lilas                                                  Julie Kent, Cory Stearns, Kristi Boone, Roman Zhurbin

Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux                             Xiomara Reyes, Herman Cornejo

Company B                                                        Company

Thursday 3 February at 7.30pm

Programme 1

Seven Sonatas                                                  Christine Shevchenko, Sarah Lane, Yuriko Kajiya, Jared Matthews, Joseph Phillips, Carlos Lopez

Known by Heart (duet)                                    Maria Riccetto, Marcelo Gomes

Duo Concertant                                               Misty Copeland, Alexandre Hammoudi

Everything Doesn’t Happen at Once            Leann Underwood, Cory Stearns, Arron Scott

Friday 4 February at 7.30pm

Programme 1

Seven Sonatas                                                Julie Kent, Xiomara Reyes, Yuriko Kajiya,

David Hallberg, Herman Cornejo, Gennadi Saveliev  

Known by Heart  (duet)                                    Gillian Murphy, Blaine Hoven

Duo Concertant                                               Misty Copeland, Alexandre Hammoudi

Everything Doesn’t Happen at Once            Isabella Boylston, Marcelo Gomes, Daniil Simkin

Saturday 5 February at 2.30pm

Programme 2

Theme and Variations                                    Yuriko Kajiya, Daniil Simkin

Jardin aux Lilas                                               Xiomara Reyes, Grant DeLong, Leann Underwood, Roddy Doble

The Nutcracker pas de deux                         Veronika Part, Marcelo Gomes

Company B                                                      Company

Saturday 5 February at 7.30pm

Programme 2

Theme and Variations                                    Michele Wiles, Cory Stearns

Jardin aux Lilas                                               Julie Kent, Thomas Forster, Veronika Part,

Vitali Krauchenka

Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux                             Paloma Herrera, David Hallberg

Company B                                                      Company

Sunday 6 February at 2.30pm

Programme 2

Theme and Variations                                    Gillian Murphy, David Hallberg

Jardin aux Lilas                                               Melanie Hamrick, Thomas Forster, Veronika Part,

Vitali Krauchenka

Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux                             Isabella Boylston, Daniil Simkin

Company B                                                      Company

Sunday 6 February at 7.30pm

Programme 2

Theme and Variations                                    Sarah Lane, Herman Cornejo

Jardin aux Lilas                                               Xiomara Reyes, Grant DeLong, Leann Underwood, Roddy Doble

Grand Pas Classique                                     Michele Wiles, Cory Stearns

Company B                                                      Company

Please note, casting may be subject to change.

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