American Ballet Theatre in London

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.   

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Misty Copeland in Company B. Photograph : Lois Greenfield

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 OnceKnown 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 

Cath Kidston 2011 Diary (Diary)

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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. 

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7 Responses to American Ballet Theatre in London

  1. Thais August 31, 2010 at 12:27 pm #

    Wonderful news ! Do you know by any chance what the casting is ?

  2. koralee August 31, 2010 at 3:14 pm #

    Love your new look my friend….wish I could be there! xox

  3. Ballet News Admin August 31, 2010 at 4:01 pm #

    Thais – it’s very early for casting at the moment; the company don’t start rehearsing for at least another month – but rest assured you will hear about it the minute I do !

    koralee – thank you !x

  4. Jude August 31, 2010 at 8:38 pm #

    Thanks for this heads-up! I love the ABT, and am thrilled to see them visiting London again.

  5. cloudia September 1, 2010 at 5:29 am #

    you make me long to see ballet again!

    Warm Aloha from Waikiki

    Comfort Spiral

  6. Thais September 1, 2010 at 4:30 pm #

    Great thanks a lot 🙂 🙂 🙂 we can always count on Ballet News !

  7. Ballet News Admin September 1, 2010 at 6:24 pm #

    Thais – thank you so much !

    Jude – it’s going to be great. Hope you’ve snapped up some tickets !

    Cloudia – I hope you can !