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The Top 10 Highlights of ABT's 75th Anniversary Blowout

We all walked out of the Metropolitan Opera House on a high from basking in the glorious history of American Ballet Theatre. On Monday night, 24 excerpts from 23 ballets were rolled out before our eyes (and ears, with the ABT orchestra playing live), interspersed with spoken comments and film clips. Watching the long series […]

The Latest: The Great Ballerina Exit of 2015

What happens to companies when their stars retire? Paloma Herrera will dance her final performance with ABT on May 27. Photo by Rosalie O’Connor, Courtesy ABT. Shouts of “Brava!” will accompany a number of ballerinas when they take their final bows this summer. American Ballet Theatre’s Paloma Herrera, Xiomara Reyes and Julie Kent will soon […]

Sylvie Guillem Announces Retirement

  This year has been a big one for ballet, as many of its beloved women have already left or will soon leave the stage. New York City Ballet’s Wendy Whelan retired to great fanfare last month. Paloma Herrera, Julie Kent and Xiomara Reyes will leave American Ballet Theatre this spring. And the young Carla […]

Shostakovich Trilogy by Alexei Ratmansky

American Ballet Theatre, Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY May 31–June 3, 2013   At right: Polina Semionova and Marcelo Gomes in Ratmansky’s Symphony #9. Photo by Marty Sohl, Courtesy ABT.     Alexei Ratmansky’s “Shostakovich Trilogy,” the most anticipated ballet premiere of the New York season, met lofty expectations. The choreographer, artist in residence […]

American Ballet Theatre

New York City Center October 16–21, 2012 Performance reviewed: Oct. 18   What could have prompted Agnes de Mille to choreograph Rodeo? Was it really the thrill of the hoedown she attended outside Colorado’s Perry-Mansfield camp, or did this Western farce, which American Ballet Theatre celebrated during its weeklong fall season, expose a deep conflict […]

Not Quite Timeless, but Still a Good Time

As the second presidential debate got underway last night, another kind of American ritual was going on at City Center: the 70th-anniversary revival of Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo, which kicked off American Ballet Theatre’s weeklong fall season. The portrait of youthful love on the ranch, revolutionary when first performed by the Ballet Russe de Monte […]

ABT Gala: Treasure Upon Treasure

We were in the presence of jewels, of incredible riches at the ABT gala last night. Every performance had a grandeur, every dancer was someone you wanted to keep watching. And there was just enough variety to keep you wanting more. It didn’t feel like a grab bag of hits, as it can sometimes feel. […]

American Ballet Theatre: Fall Season

New York City Center November 8–13, 2011 Performances reviewed: Nov. 8, 9, 12 (matinee) & 13 After skipping a couple of seasons at City Center, ABT returned to the renovated theater, which suited the company’s contemporary repertory season, even if just for one week. The selected works reminded us of the extant riches produced by […]