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Ballet Frontier's Repertoire

Ballet Frontier is proud to present full-length classical works, exciting one-act ballets, and cutting-edge contemporary works in our repertoire. 

Full-Length Ballets

The Sleeping Beauty

Based on the famous fairy tale, The Sleeping Beauty ballet was first performed in 1890. The score was composed and completed in 1889 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and the original scenario was conceived by Ivan Vsevolozhsky and is based on Charles Perrault's La Belle au bois dormant.

 

Originally choreographed by Marius Petipa, the ballet premiered at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg on January 15, 1890. Since then, The Sleeping Beauty has become one of the most famous ballets in the classical cannon. 

Swan Lake

Swan Lake has become one of the most popular ballets of all time, despite its unpopularity when it first premiered in St. Petersburg in 1877. 

 

Swan Lake's now iconic score was composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1875–76. The scenario was fashioned from Russian and German folk tales and tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse. 

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is a beloved holiday classic that brings the family together and delivers magical moments at the theatre. Ballet Frontier’s production includes majestic backdrops and dazzling costumes.

Giselle

Giselle tells the tragic, romantic story of a beautiful young peasant girl who falls for the flirtations of the deceitful and disguised nobleman Albrecht. When the ruse is revealed, the fragile Giselle dies of heartbreak, and Albrecht must face the otherworldly consequences of his careless seduction.

Giselle was first performed in Paris, France on June 28th, 1841, with the Italian Ballerina Carlotta Grisi as Giselle. The ballet was an unqualified triumph. Giselle become hugely popular and was staged at once across Europe, Russia, and the United States.

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La Sylphide

La Sylphide was the first romantic ballet in two acts originally choreographed by Filippo Taglioni in 1832.

 

The second version choreographed by August Bournonville in 1836 is the only version known to have survived and is the world's oldest surviving ballets.

 

The plot takes place in Scotland and it narrates the love story of young James and a Sylph.

A Midsummer Night's  Dream

Based on the comedy written by William Shakespeare c. 1595 or 1596. The play is set in Athens, and consists of several subplots that revolve around the marriage of Theseus and Hippolyta. One subplot involves a conflict between four Athenian lovers. The couples find themselves in a forest inhabited by fairies who manipulate the humans and are engaged in their own domestic intrigue.

Ballet Frontier’s original choreography by Chung Lin Tseng. Premiered in 2015, in Fort Worth (TX)

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ONe-Act Ballets

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The Lady of the Camellias

Lady of the Camellias is a love story between two young people in 19th century Paris. Marguerite Gautier is a young woman who, although accepted by society as a well-known courtesan, is treated only as well as the moralities of the time allowed. Armand Duval comes from a well-respected family but does not have the status to support Marguerite’s glamourous lifestyle.  The couple’s attempt to find happiness living within their means fails.  The intervention of Armand’s father brings their relationship to an end.  Only upon the event of Marguerite’s death do we come to understand the spirit of sacrifice she had taken on in the name of true love. 

 

Ballet Frontier’s The Lady of the Camellias features original choreography by artistic director Chung Lin Tseng and premiered in 2011 in Fort Worth, TX. 

Pinocchio

Pinocchio is a ballet based on the famous story of the puppet Pinocchio and his adventures after the book of Collodi.

Ballet Frontier’s original production of Pinocchio was choreographed by artistic director Chung Lin Tseng in 2012. 

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Carnival of the animals

Carnival of the Animals is set to the music of the humorous musical suite by the French composer Camille Saint-Saëns.

 

Ballet Frontier’s original choreography by artistic director Chung Lin Tseng premiered in 2012. Ballet Frontier's production also includes music by the French composer Gabriel Pierne.

The Firebird

The Firebird is a one-act ballet set to a powerful score by Igor Stravinsky and tells the story of Prince Ivan and his encounter with a magical Firebird.

Ballet Frontier’s production of The Firebird features original choreography by artistic director Chung Lin Tseng and premiered in 2013, in Fort Worth, TX. 

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Rodeo

Rodeo follows the story of a young cowgirl struggling to find her own path. Her beauty, awkwardness, and strength to become a real cowgirl conflict with the pairing and relations of men and women dancing in the background.

 

The Cowgirl displays fast footwork while miming horseback riding, but her friend’s rejection often leaves her lonely. At the end of the night, she joins the dance in a beautiful dress and everyone celebrates her spirited and diverse personality.

Ballet Frontier’s original production includes choreography by artistic director Chung Lin Tseng. Ballet Frontier's Rodeo premiered in 2016, in Fort Worth, TX. 

Butterfly Lovers

The beautiful and tragic love story of Zhu Yingtai and Liang Shanbo. Butterfly Lovers is a ballet that will capture your heart.

Ballet Frontier’s production highlights original choreography by artistic director Chung Lin Tseng. Butterfly Lovers premiered in February of 2020, in Fort Worth, TX.

Other Repertoire

Moldau
Choreography by Chung Lin Tseng
Music by Smetana 
Premiered 2001 in Taipei, Taiwan


Come Together & Oh, Darling! 
Choreography by Chung Lin Tseng
Music by The Beatles
Premiered 2010 in Fort Worth, TX

Wedding Party
Choreography by Roy Tobias
Music by Scott Joplin
Premiered 1993 in Seoul, Korea

John Denver medly
Choreography by Chung Lin Tseng
Music by John Denver
Premiered 2003 in Fort Worth, TX

String Quartet #2
Choreography by Chung Lin Tseng
Music by P.I. Tchaikovsky
Premiered 2012 in Fort Worth, TX

Straight to the Heart
Choreography by Roy Tobias
Music by F. Kreisler
Premiered 1993 in Seoul, Korea

Variation on a Rococo’ Theme
Choreography by Chung Lin Tseng
Music by P.I. Tchaikovsky
Premiered 2004 in Fort Worth, TX

Piano Concerto #2
Choreography by Chung Lin Tseng
Music by P.I. Tchaikovsky
Premiered 2012 in Fort Worth, TX

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Choreography by Roy Tobias
Music by W.A. Mozart
Premiered 1995 in Seoul, Korea

Andante & Finale
Choreography by Chung Lin Tseng
Music by P.I. Tchaikovsky
Premiered 2005 in Dallas, TX

Bamboo Flute Concerto
Choreography by Chung Lin Tseng
Music by Ma Shui Long
Premiered 2015 in Fort Worth, TX

In the middle of the world
Choreography by Lee Wei Chao
Music by Armand Amar

Piano Concerto #1
Choreography by Chung Lin Tseng
Music by P.I. Tchaikovsky
Premiered 2005 in Fort Worth, TX

Bach Sonata #1
Choreography by Chung Lin Tseng
Music by Bach
Premiered 2017 in Fort Worth, TX

Lost and Found
Choreography by Lee Wei Chao
Music by Max Richter and Nicholas Britell

Last Cup of Water
Choreography by Chung Lin Tseng
Music by P.I. Tchaikovsky
Premiered 2006 in Fort Worth, TX

Moonlight Sonata, Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor
Choreography by Chung Lin Tseng
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Premiered 2017 in Fort Worth, TX