American Ballet Theatre: Balanchine, Bennett & The Beach Boys
Lincoln Center - Koch Theater, New York - Main Hall
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Immerse yourself in the stunning architecture of New York's breathtaking Lincoln Center - Koch Theater for the ultimate concert set to awake your understanding of ballet.
Between two worlds: classic movement meets contemporary music in this crossover program. The performance features the music of The Beach Boys, Tony Bennett, Igor Stravinsky and William Bolcom.
Choreography by George Balanchine
Staged by Victoria Simon
Music by Igor Stravinsky
George Balanchine’s neoclassical masterpiece depicts Apollo’s birth, his interplay with the muses of dance, poetry and mime, and his ascent to Mount Olympus. The ballet was Balanchine’s first major work with Igor Stravinsky and marked the start of a legendary artistic collaboration.
Some Assembly Required
Choreography by Clark Tippet
Staged by Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner
Music by William Bolcom
Created 30 years ago, this intimate and unconventional pas de deux follows the arc of a relationship, exploring the couple’s moments of tension, as well as companionship.
Let Me Sing Forevermore
Choreography by Jessica Lang
Songs sung by Tony Bennett
A playful and romantic duet, set to beloved classic songs sung by the incomparable Tony Bennett. Choreographed by longtime ABT collaborator Jessica Lang, Let Me Sing Forevermore seamlessly blends jazz and ballet to create the perfect showcase for ABT’s most spirited and versatile dancers.
Choreography by Twyla Tharp
Music by The Beach Boys
Scenery and Costumes Recreated by Santo Loquasto after original costume design by Scott Barrie and original scenics by United Graffiti Artists
A groundbreaking work first presented in 1973, Twyla Tharp’s Deuce Coupe contrasts classical vocabulary with playful sounds of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Featuring music by The Beach Boys, Deuce Coupe juxtaposes the ballet vocabulary that has evolved more than 300 years with another movement vocabulary that is loosely based on contemporary social dances.