Songs of Bukovina by Alexei Ratmansky with live pianoOther Dances by Jerome Robbins with live pianoIn the Upper Room by Twyla Tharp
Northrop favorites since their first appearance in 1956, American Ballet Theatre celebrated our grand re-opening in 2014 with their beautiful Giselle. Five years later, they are back in a richly varied repertory program that showcases the passion, innovation and athleticism that the company is renowned for. Alexei Ratmansky’s Songs of Bukovina is set to music by Leonid Desyatnikov, full of folk-inspired choreography with a jubilant feel. Other Dances by Jerome Robbins pays homage to Chopin’s romanticism and the purity of classical ballet technique, while Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room, set to one of Philip Glass’ propulsive scores is 40 continuous minutes of sheer, exuberant motion.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.
Tue, Apr 2, 6:15 pmBest Buy TheaterFREE and open to the public
Gain insight into the performance at an in-depth conversation about the company and the evening’s program.
What I’ll watch for in In the Upper Room, Songs of Bukovina
Chopin, Desyatnikov and Glass featured artists
Dancer challenges and changes the classical ballet norm
Twyla Tharp piece created in 1986 part of ABT repertory Apr 2
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