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ABT'S YOUNG PEOPLEíS BALLET WORKSHOP
PRESENTS FIVE NEW WORKS
ON FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2009, 11:00 AM
AT METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE

 
ABT Dancers Choreograph Works to
Winning Poems of ABTís
Page to Stage Poetry Contest

 
5/27/2009 - Five new works will be presented at American Ballet Theatreís Young Peopleís Ballet Workshop at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 5, 2009, at the Metropolitan Opera House. The works were created by ABT dancers on the five winning poems from ABTís Page to Stage Poetry Contest.

Winning poems were chosen from over 200 submissions to the contest in April 2009. Works created through ABTís Page to Stage Poetry Contest are part of Voices and Visions: The Altria/ABT Womenís Choreography Project. Under the guidance of Stephen Pier, a faculty member and choreographic mentor at The Juilliard School, each Altria/ABT choreographer chose a poem that was inspirational to them.

The Altria/ABT choreographers participating in the Workshop are as follows:
  • Xiomara Reyes, Principal Dancer
  • Misty Copeland, Soloist
  • Gemma Bond, Corps de ballet
  • Nicole Graniero, Corps de ballet
  • Elizabeth Mertz, Corps de ballet
The winners of ABTís Page to Stage Poetry Contest and their poems can be found online at http://www.abt.org/education/pagetostage.asp. The works will be added to the repertory for future childrenís programming.

ABTís Young Peopleís Ballet Workshop (YPBW) is a free performance presented each year at the Metropolitan Opera House for students in the New York metropolitan area. YPBW includes excerpts of ABT repertory with narration by ABTís artistic staff, as well as work by students participating in ABTís J.P. Morgan Make a Ballet program. YPBW and J.P. Morgan Make a Ballet offers students the opportunity to design, choreograph, construct, produce, and perform their own original performance piece.

With generous support from Altria Group, Inc., American Ballet Theatre created The Altria/ABT Womenís Choreography Project in an effort to identify and nurture female choreographers.

For more information on ABTís Young Peopleís Ballet Workshop or other Education outreach programs, please visit www.abt.org/education.