The New Yorker

American Ballet Theatre

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The company’s two-week fall season, at the David H. Koch Theatre, is a celebratio­n, of sorts, of its youngest generation of rising principal dancers, several of whom were promoted during the darkest days of the pandemic. It’s also a return to full-scale story ballets, the likes of which we haven’t seen for many months. Week one (Oct. 19-24) consists of six performanc­es of the Romantic ballet “Giselle,” danced by as many casts. Four of these feature New York débuts. The Oct. 21 cast is led by Skylar Brandt, a new principal, partnered by Herman Cornejo; Oct. 22 is Thomas Forster’s début as Albrecht, alongside Gillian Murphy; Cassandra Trenary dances with Calvin Royal III at the Oct. 22 matinée (both débuts); and Christine Shevchenko, also a first-time Giselle, is squired by Aran Bell, yet another new principal, at the evening performanc­e. It’s almost impossible to pick just one.—Marina Harss (abt.org)

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