One of the premier American ballet companies, the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) will return to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center for a second consecutive season, Thursday to Saturday, April 28 to May 1. The programs will include four performances of the Company’s production of “Giselle” and a single evening of repertory works.
Four casts will dance “Giselle,” beginning with Alessandra Ferri (Giselle), Angel Corella (Albrecht) and Stella Abrera (Myrta) on Friday evening, April 29. On Saturday, Xiomara Reyes, Maxim Beloserkovsky, and Gillian Murphy will dance at the matinee, and Julie Kent, Jose Manuel Carreño, and Michele Wiles will appear in the evening. The engagement ends with a Sunday matinee on May 1 with Paloma Herrera, Marcelo Gomes and Veronika Part leading the cast.
Ferri’s appearance in Los Angeles celebrates her 20th Anniversary season with American Ballet Theatre. She joined the Company as a Principal Dancer in 1985 following a five-year career with The Royal Ballet
The engagement will open on Thursday with a program of “Mixed Repertory” to music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky. On the program are three works by George Balanchine — “Theme and Variations,” Tchaikovsky’s Pas de Deux danced by Xiomara Reyes and Ethan Stiefel, and “Ballet Imperial.:” Two additional Pas de Deux will be performed. “Swan Lake Act II Pas de Deux” and “Swan Lake Act III Pas de Deux”
Three Music Center Spotlight Award winners – high school studehts Misty Copeland, Ashley Ellis and Jennifer Whalen – will dance with the company during its L.A. engagement.Tickets are available through Ticketmaster Phone Charge at (213) 365-3500 or (714) 740-7878, online at www.ticketmaster.com, and at all Ticketmaster outlets.