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Joshua Beamish’s “Surface Properties” premieres at the American Ballet Theatre

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Amy Seiwert’s Imagery dancers Katherine Wells and Ben Needham-Wood. PHOTO:DAVID DESILVA
‘Ballet Festival’

The Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Ave.
(212) 242-0800
joyce.org

Aug. 4-16

Among the highlights in this year’s festival: the world premiere of Joshua Beamish’s “Surface Properties,” performed by American Ballet Theatre dancers to a score by Marc Mellits and Michael Gordon; the world premiere from Chamber Dance Project, Dancers & Musicians, “Wild Swans,” by Darrell Grand Moultrie; and Emery LeCrone’s “Partita No. 2 in C Minor,” a world premiere danced by New York City Ballet stars Sara Mearns and Russell Janzen alongside ABT dancers Stella Abrera and Alexandre Hammoudi. The festival culminates with Amy Seiwert’s Imagery presenting new works scored by Max Richter, Jeff Buckley and Holcombe Waller.

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