Program A

Event Type
Event Description

Songs of Bukovina (2017) choreography by Alexei Ratmansky
The Leaves Are Fading (1975) Pas de Deux choreography by Antony Tudor
Don Quixote (1869) Grand Pas de Deux choreography by Marius Petipa
Thirteen Diversions (2011) choreography by Christopher Wheeldon


Songs of Bukovina
As part of The Ratmansky Project, Alexei Ratmansky’s latest work for ABT is set to a new piece by composer Leonid Desyatnikov, Bukovinian Songs (24 Preludes for Piano).

The Leaves Are Fading
Commissioned by ABT, The Leaves Are Fading is a haunting meditation of youthful romance and time’s bittersweet passing, set to Dvorák’s ravishing score. This was one of Tudor’s last ballets, and it remains one of the major works in the choreographer’s remarkable canon. 

Don Quixote
This present production of Don Quixote received its American Ballet Theatre Company Premiere at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York on June 12, 1995, danced by Paloma Herrera (Kitri) and Julio Bocca (Basilio).

Thirteen Diversions
Geometries shift in refreshing ways to create Christopher Wheeldon’s choreographic kaleidoscope of surprising images and spectacular contrasts. With four principal couples and 16 corps de ballet members, this is ballet on a grand scale.


Harris Theater for Music and Dance

205 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 334-2400