Her Notes (2016) choreography by Jessica Lang
Other Dances (1976) choreography by Jerome Robbins
Serenade After Plato’s Symposium (2016) choreography by Alexei Ratmansky
I Feel the Earth Move (2017) choreography by Benjamin Millepied
A self-proclaimed “visual artist whose medium is dance," choreographer Jessica Lang incorporates striking design elements and transforms classical ballet language to conceive a complete universe, both artfully crafted and emotionally engaging. Lang finds an intriguing inspiration for her “visual music” in a piano suite by Fanny Mendelssohn, the sister of composer Felix Mendelssohn, for her ABT commission.
Set to a waltz and four mazurkas by Frédéric Chopin, the plotless classical character pas de deux was created by Jerome Robbins for a Gala evening for the Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center at the Metropolitan Opera House on May 9, 1976. The piece was first performed by Natalia Makarova and Mikhail Baryshnikov and staged for American Ballet Theatre by Isabel Guerin.
Serenade After Plato’s Symposium
This ballet is an abstract exploration of some of the themes that Plato investigated with his Symposium. In Plato’s original text, a group of men convene and deliver speeches on the topic of love, with each man bringing a unique perspective to the proceedings. They explore how love can help the soul to understand truth in the pursuit of wisdom and beauty.
I Feel The Earth Move
This new work by Benjamin Millepied, the choreographer’s fourth for the Company, is set to music by Philip Glass.