All-Prokofiev Celebration: On the Dnieper
Event Venue:Metropolitan Opera House
Event Date:June 1, 2009 to June 6, 2009
One week only! June 1 through 6, 2009
World Premiere by Alexei Ratmansky
On the banks of the mighty Dnieper River, a sweeping love story unfolds set to Sergei Prokofiev's glorious score with all-new choreography by Alexei Ratmansky, ABT's Artist-in-Residence and the former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet. ABT's world-famous dancers, including Russian ballet stars Diana Vishneva and Veronika Part, will bring this premiere to life on the Metropolitan Opera House stage.
This mixed repertory program also includes the ABT Premiere of James Kudelka's Désir a daring exploration of the art of pas de deux set to Prokofiev's Cinderella and Waltz Suite. Plus, in a tribute to the centennial celebration of Russian impresario Serge Diaghilev's Ballet Russes, ABT's All-Prokofiev Celebration culminates with St. Petersburg-native George Balanchine's masterful interpretation of the biblical parable, Prodigal Son.
Friends of the Russian American Cultural Center can now receive SPECIAL SAVINGS to see this proud celebration of the Russian spirit! SAVE $10 per Orchestra ticket when you mention RAC1 by telephone at 212.362.6000 or in person at the Metropolitan Opera House Box Office, 64th Street and Broadway, Lincoln Center. For further information or to order online, click here (Discount not available online.)
PLEASE NOTE: Discount offer valid for Orchestra seating only to the June 1 6 performances. Limit four (4) orchestra seats per household. Not valid on prior purchase. No internet orders.
Diana Vishneva - photo by Dmitry Savchenko.
Veronika Part, Marcelo Gomes and Paloma Herrera - photo copyright 2009 by Fabrizio Ferri and American Ballet Theatre.
Veronika Part - photo by Fabrizio Ferri.