3 Premieres in ABT Season

Casting for the first two weeks of American Ballet Theatre's spring engagement at the Shrine Auditorium, March 1-20, has been announced. During the engagement, the company will present the world premiere of Agnes de Mille's new ballet, "The Informer" (her first work for ABT in 13 years) on March 15 and 16, two other premieres and three full-length classics.

Opening night, Tuesday, will feature the two Los Angeles premieres: ABT's new production of Leonide Massine's "Gaite Parisienne," with costumes designed by Christian Lacroix and sets by Zack Brown, and George Balanchine's "Ballet Imperial."

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.: "Gala Performance" (Tudor), Martine van Hamel, Cynthia Gregory, Alessandra Ferri, Ethan Brown, John Gardner; "Ballet Imperial," Susan Jaffe, Kevin McKenzie, Amanda McKerrow; "Gaite Parisienne," Cheryl Yeager, Victor Barbee, Johan Renvall, Amy Rose

Next Wednesday, 8 p.m. "Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1" (Tippet), Jaffe, Leslie Browne, McKerrow, Yeager, Robert Hill; "The Leaves are Fading" (Tudor), Browne, Hill; "Ballet Imperial," McKerrow, Ross Stretton, Yeager

March 3, 8 p.m.: "Raymonda" (Petipa), Van Hamel, Stretton; "Bruch Violin Concerto, No. 1," Ferri, Shawn Black, Marianna Tcherkassky, Rose, Gabrielle Brown; "Ballet Imperial," Jaffe, McKenzie, McKerrow.

March 4, 8 p.m.: "Don Quixote" (Baryshnikov), Yeager, Julio Bocca.

March 5, 2 p.m.: "Don Quixote," Jaffe, McKenzie; 8 p.m.: "Don Quixote," Browne, Stretton.

March 6, 2 p.m.: "Don Quixote," Yeager, Bocca; 7:15 p.m.: "Don Quixote," Jaffee, McKenzie.

March 8, 8 p.m.: "The Sleeping Beauty" (Petipa), McKerrow, Wes Chapman, Jaffe.

March 9, 8 p.m.: "The Sleeping Beauty," Van Hamel, McKenzie, Cynthia Anderson.

March 10, 8 p.m.: "The Sleeping Beauty," Yeager, Bocca, Christine Dunham.

March 11, 8 p.m.: "The Sleeping Beauty," Jaffe, Stretton, Browne.

March 12, 2 p.m.: "The Sleeping Beauty," McKerrow, Chapman, Jennet Zerbe.

March 12, 8 p.m.: "The Sleeping Beauty," Dunham, Hill, Browne.

March 13, 2 p.m.: "Symphonie Concertante" (Balanchine), McKerrow, Yeager, Stretton; "Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1," Ferri, Tcherkassky, Black, Rose, Brown; "Gaite Parisienne," Jaffe, McKenzie, Renvall, Kathleen Moore.

March 13, 7:15 p.m.: "Raymonda," Van Hamel, McKenzie; "The Leaves are Fading," McKerrow, Stretton; "Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1," Jaffee, Browne, Tcherkassky, Yeager, Hill

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