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This trio of ballets by Sir Frederick Ashton and Jerome Robbins paints a picture of worlds meeting and departing. In Ashton’s Les Patineurs, the bright and joyous scene of ice skaters passing each other on a frozen pond contrasts the complexities of relationships in Jerome Robbins’ In the Night. The dancers’ interactions act as points of adoration, intensity, and contention under a blanket of stars. Closing the Program is the return of Robbins’ Fancy Free, where the flirtatious antics of three boisterous sailors on leave posture the jovial feelings of freedom against the severe reality of a world at war.

The Sarasota Orchestra will accompany this performance, conducted by American Ballet Theatre Music Director Ormsby Wilkins, and with Guest Pianist Cameron Grant.

"[Les Patineurs] is a brilliant choreographic jett d'esprit, and is nothing but a testament to virtuosity and life." - The New York Times

"[In the Night is]...Jerome Robbins’ elegant tribute to love" - DanceTabs

"[Fancy Free] is a hit from its very first moment..." - Observer

Les Patineurs
Choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton
Music by Giacomo Meyerbeer

In the Night (Company Premiere)
Choreography by Jerome Robbins
Music by Frederic Chopin

Fancy Free
Choreography by Jerome Robbins
Music by Leonard Bernstein


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