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Performer: American Ballet Theatre

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New York CitySwan Lake

American Ballet Theatre
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Kevin McKenzie; Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; American Ballet Theatre; Zack Brown; Duane Schuler
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ABT’s Giselle shows that to forgive is divine

Hee Seo in Giselle © Gene Schiavone

A classic staging at the Kennedy Center turned resplendent in the second act.

****1
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Ratmansky's Seasons the highlight of a mixed ABT program

Herman Cornejo in A Gathering of Ghosts © Rosalie O'Connor
A mixed evening at the Koch Theater, with ABT shining in Ratmansky and a new Twyla Tharp creation, but struggling in Balanchine. 
***11
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Radiant cast almost awakens Ratmansky's Sleeping Beauty

Cassandra Trenary in The Sleeping Beauty © John Grigaitis
If the audience response was not very enthusiastic, it's because Ratmansky's Sleeping Beauty four years after its premiere still comes across as more of a museum piece than a living, breathing ballet. This is a Beauty that never really wakes up.
****1
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Christine Shevchenko becomes ABT's reigning swan

James Whiteside and Christine Shevchenko in Swan Lake © Gene Schiavone
Kevin McKenzie's production of Swan Lake at ABT usually has little to commend it, but Christine Shevchenko's Odette/Odile is the real deal. 
****1
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Wildly offensive, but wildly entertaining too: ABT's Le Corsaire

Skylar Brandt in Le Corsaire © Rosalie O’Connor
Perhaps ABT's disclaimer in the program notes should have simply said: "When you watch Le Corsaire, prepare to be both offended and entertained. We hope you'll be more entertained than offended."
****1
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