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ABT'S SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
TO FEATURE PRE-PERFORMANCE TALKS
AVAILABLE TO ALL TICKET HOLDERS
ON MAY 23, 31 AND JUNE 19, 2007

 
Performances include Lar Lubovitch’s Othello,
Frederick Ashton’s The Dream and
Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet

 
5/21/2007 - American Ballet Theatre’s Spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House continues with performances of ballets adapted from William Shakespeare’s masterpieces, Othello, May 22-24, The Dream, based on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” May 25-May 31*, and Romeo and Juliet, June 18-23. ABT’s Shakespeare Festival includes performances of these three works, along with pre-performance talks featuring Principal Dancers from each of the ballets.

ABT’s pre-performance talks on Wednesday, May 23, Thursday, May 31 and Tuesday, June 19, begin at 6:30pm in List Hall at the Metropolitan Opera House. Admission to the talks is $20 and open to all ticket-holders of these performances. Moderated by noted dance writers, the talks offer audience members a deeper understanding how the world’s most famous playwright has inspired the world of dance.

The schedule for ABT’s pre-performance talks is as follows:

Othello
Wednesday, May 23 at 6:30pm
Featuring Principal Dancers Julie Kent, Marcelo Gomes and
Choreographer Lar Lubovitch
Moderator Anna Kisselgoff

The Dream
Thursday, May 31 at 6:30pm
Featuring Principal Dancers Gillian Murphy and Ethan Stiefel
Moderator David Vaughan

Romeo and Juliet
Tuesday, June 19 at 6:30pm
Featuring Principal Dancer Alessandra Ferri
Moderator Wendy Perron

American Ballet Theatre’s Shakespeare Festival is generously supported by the Audrey Love Charitable Foundation. Performance tickets for the Festival, priced from $24-$110, are available in-person at the Metropolitan Opera House box office, by phone at 212-362-6000 and online.

*Program includes performance of George Balanchine’s Symphonie Concertante.