Serenade after Plato's Symposium
Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky
Music by Leonard Bernstein
This ballet is an abstract exploration of some of the themes that Plato investigated within 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.
OCTOBER 19, 21 EVE, 29: Cornejo, Lendorf, Hoven, Royal, Shayer, Simkin, Whiteside, Teuscher
OCTOBER 21 MAT, 27: Zhang*, Hammoudi, Forster, Sebastian, Maloney, Scott, Gorak, Seo
Daphnis and Chloe
Choreography by Benjamin Millepied
Music by Maurice Ravel
One of the seminal masterworks of French music, Ravel’s shimmering score paints a musical fresco for the pastoral tale of the young shepherd Daphnis’ love for the wood nymph, Chloe. In a wonderful suspension between abstraction and narrative, Benjamin Millepied’s ability to create ever-shifting patterns is on dazzling display with a balletic language echoing the frieze-like figures of a Greek vase, captivatingly complemented by a production design of color-infused geometric forms in perpetual movement. This is a unity of music, dance and art at its harmonious best.
OCTOBER 25, 29: Abrera, Stearns, Trenary, Royal*, Cornejo*
OCTOBER 26, 28 EVE: Boylston, Whiteside*, Brandt, Hoven, Scott
(*first time in role)