American Ballet Theatre

Performing Arts

Gillian Murphy and David Hallberg in Balanchine's Theme and Variations

American Ballet Theatre

Tue, Mar 8, 2005 8 PM

"A flash of brilliance."—New York Times

A major highlight of our dance season is this special evening planned with our partners at the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and BalletMet to bring the renowned American Ballet Theatre to Columbus.

With a program of exciting classic and contemporary work performed to live music played by the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, this concert by ABT will be an evening to cherish for local dance lovers.

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Among the featured pieces is workwithinwork, choreographed by Wexner Prizeñwinner William Forsythe, most recently artistic director of the Frankfurt Ballet and now the leader of his own Forsythe Company. The New York Times hailed ABT's debut of that piece as a "flash of brilliance" danced "with gusto and precision." You'll also thrill to Balanchine's classic Theme and Variations, with its virtuosic patterning and pas de deux set to Tchaikovsky. Sinfonietta, choreographed by Jiri Kylian (artistic director of the esteemed Nederlands Dans Theater) and danced to music by renowned Czech composer Leos Janacek, adds a bravura flair to the program.

Over three decades have passed since American Ballet Theatre last graced the stage of Mershon Auditorium. At this outstanding program you can join us in enthusiastically welcoming back one of the country's preeminent companies, whose consummate skill and verve make them a national treasure.

Presented by the Wexner Center and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in association with BalletMet Columbus.

support credits

American Ballet Theater's national tour is sponsored by Countrywide Financial. Cole Haan is a Leading Benefactor of American Ballet Theatre.

Wexner Center dance season presented by Huntington.

This concert presented with support from the Heartland Arts Fund, a program of Arts Midwest funded by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from General Mills Foundation, Land O'Lakes Foundation, Sprint Corporation, and the Ohio Arts Council.

Major support for the Wexner Center's performing arts season provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Additional season support provided by the Ohio Arts Council and the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation.

Promotional support provided by WBNS 10TV and Sunny95 WSNY.