American Ballet Theatre's Harlequinade
Audiences are in for a delightful treat with the West Coast Premiere of a comic gem created over a remarkable 18 months. Today’s in-demand choreographer, Alexei Ratmansky, brings this dance treasure to life, inspired by Marius Petipa’s original choreography.
In ABT’s sumptuous production of Petipa’s final full-length masterwork, the love-struck Harlequin ardently pursues the captivating Columbine, whose father would prefer she marry a wealthy suitor. Amid madcap humor, a sublime score and over 250 dazzling costumes, love triumphs over all! If your heart’s desire is an evening of pure entertainment, with a charm and stylishness second to none, then come enjoy this rare opportunity to see a Petipa classic brought to the stage. While the story is light as a feather, the pleasure of discovery is deep.