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ABT STUDIO COMPANY AND THE ROYAL BALLET SCHOOL EXCHANGE PLACES FOR PERFORMANCES, MASTER CLASSES AND SEMINARS

 
1/15/2003 - In a unique exchange program, the ABT Studio Company and the Royal Ballet School will travel to each otherís respective homes in February and March to perform, conduct master classes and take part in training sessions with senior coaching staff.

The Royal Ballet School director Gailene Stock will bring the entire third year class of the Royal Ballet School to New York for performances at The Kaye Playhouse in New York, February 11 through 13. The RBS repertory will include the choreography of Kenneth MacMillan, Frederick Ashton, Christopher Wheeldon and Stanton Welch. While in New York, Ms. Stock and the senior coaching staff from the Royal Ballet School will hold teachersí seminars to discuss and demonstrate the methodology of the school. The staff will also conduct a master class for students aged 10 through 18 on February 8 and 9, 10 A.M.-3 P.M., at the Alvin Ailey Studios, 211 W. 61st Street.

On March 28 and 29, the ABT Studio Company will perform at Londonís Linbury Theatre at Covent Garden. Performances include Antony Tudorís Continuo, Stanton Welchís Long and Winding Road, Brian Reederís Lost Language of the Flight Attendant and a World Premiere of a new duet by Robert Hill, set to music by Lowell Liebermann.

Performances at the Kaye Playhouse, February 11-13, are at 8 P.M. Tickets priced at $28, $18 for members and $10 for students are available at the Kaye Playhouse box office, Monday-Saturday, 12:00-6:00pm, or by calling (212) 772-4448. The Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse is located at Hunter College, 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues.

For more information on performances with the Royal Ballet School and the ABT Studio Company, please call the ABT education department at 212-477-3030, ext. 3206.