The great American Ballet Theatre arrive in London in February 2011. Why am I telling you this now ? Well, because if you want to see them, you’ll need to snap up some tickets, which are on sale now.
ABT are bringing two programmes to London between Tuesday 1st and Sunday 6th February.
Programe One (Tuesday, Thursday & Friday @ 7.30pm)
Seven Sonatas|Known By Heart|Duo Concertant|Everything Doesn’t Happen at Once
Programme Two (Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday @ 7.30pm & Saturday & Sunday @ 2.30pm)
Theme and Variations|Jardin aux Lilas|Pas de Deux|Company B
Most recently in London, Jardin aux Lilas (Lilac Garden), choreographed by Anthony Tudor, was performed brilliantly by the students of the Royal Ballet School. Though the dancers really did their best, being teenagers they can’t portray the complex, deep emotions required in the piece; it needs dancers with life experience to throw light and shade into the roles. Here is a chance to see ABT’s dancers tackle the dance.
Two UK premieres are also on the bill – Alexei Ratmansky’s Seven Sonatas and Benjamin Millepied’s Everything Doesn’t happen at Once. Known By Heart is choreographed by Twyla Tharp and for the first time, ABT present George Balanchine’s Duo Concertant which is set to Stravinsky’s music. Paul Taylor’s Company B is performed to songs sung by the Andrews Sisters, providing two full and varied programmes.
Booking is open and you can book tickets, ranging in price from £10-£70, via Sadlers Wells.
UPDATED : Both Programmes have now been reviewed and you can read them here.
No diary yet ? Here’s an idea; a Kath Kidston illustrated diary
Not ready to choose a diary just yet ? What I do is make notes in a beautiful Paperstyle notebook with holiday flip-flops on the cover, ready to transfer to my diary closer to the end of the year.