American Ballet Theatre's Studio Company will make its inaugural appearance at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center in New York City with four performances February 7-9, 2014.
A World Premiere choreographed by Larry Keigwin and the Studio Company premieres of Martine van Hamel’s Trio a Deux and excerpts from Lynne Taylor-Corbett’s Great Galloping Gottschalk will highlight the performances. Trio a Deux, set to Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Trio in G Major, received its World Premiere at Jacob’s Pillow in 1978 and was first performed by American Ballet Theatre in 1980. Great Galloping Gottschalk is set to music by Louis Moreau Gottschalk and was given its World Premiere by ABT in 1982. Antony Tudor’s Continuo and the pas de sept from Raymonda will round out the program.
The ABT Studio Company is comprised of 14 dancers of outstanding potential aged 16-20. In addition to a schedule of classes including ballet technique, pointe, variations, partnering, modern, Pilates, men's strengthening, acting, and dance history, the Studio Company gains performance experience through residencies, cultural exchanges and local performances.
Northern Trust is the Leading Corporate Sponsor of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School. Performances by the ABT Studio Company at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center will take place at 8:00 P.M. on Friday, February 7, 3:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 8, and 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, February 9. Tickets, priced at $25, are available at www.92y.org/dance. The 92nd Street Y is located at 1395 Lexington Avenue in New York City. For more information about performances by the ABT Studio Company, please call the ABT Education Department at 212-477-3030, ext. 1177 or visit www.abt.org.
In 1935, what became 92nd Street Y’s Harkness Dance Center provided a home to the fledgling American modern dance movement. In the decades that followed, every great American dancer and choreographer – visionaries including Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey, Merce Cunningham, Jerome Robbins, Agnes de Mille, Robert Joffrey and Donald McKayle – spent time at 92Y. Through the generous support of the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Dance Center continues this proud tradition of dance teaching, creation and performance, serving the professional world and the community at large. For more information, please visit www.92y.org/dance.