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Shakespeare Without Words: The Tempest & The Dream

  • The Kaye Playhouse 695 park ave New York City, NY (map)

Oberon in Ashton's The Dream with Xiomara Reyes.

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Major Evening Event
Shakespeare Without Words: The Tempest and The Dream

A collaboration with American Ballet Theatre
At The Kaye Playhouse
Tickets are FREE for Shakespeare Society Members & $35 for the General Public.*

Over the centuries, Shakespeare's plays have inspired dozens of ballets, from Hamlet to Coriolanus, from Much Ado About Nothing to The Taming of the Shrew. This evening of dance, readings, commentary and conversation will explore the Bard's appeal to choreographers by taking a close look at two very different ballets: 2013's The Tempest, choreographed by ABT's Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky and Frederick Ashton's classic 1947 The Dream.

Award-winning opera and theater director Mark Lamos will be joined onstage by Alexei Ratmansky, "the most sought after man in ballet" (The New Yorker), dance historian David Vaughan, actors reading scenes and speeches from Shakespeare, and ABT company members: Xiomara Reyes, James Whiteside, Daniil Simkin, Kenneth Easter, Marcelo Gomes, Sarah Lane Gabe Stone Shayer, and Joseph Gorak
 performing selections from the two ballets.

*Discounts are available for seniors and students.


Earlier Event: April 20
Don Quixote
Later Event: May 5
Dance Against Cancer