January 9, 2017
ABT Studio Company and The Royal Ballet School to Perform at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts February 10 and 11, 2017
ABT Studio Company and the graduate students of The Royal Ballet School will perform a shared bill at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on February 10 and 11, 2017 at 7:00 P.M., with a special “family friendly” performance, narrated and designed for younger audiences, at 2:00 P.M. on February 11. This year’s exchange will be highlighted by a World Premiere choreographed by Liam Scarlett featuring members of both ABT Studio Company and The Royal Ballet School.
Performances by ABT Studio Company will include the New York City Premieres of Dana Genshaft’s Chromatic Fantasy, a new work by Marcelo Gomes and Ethan Stiefel’s See the Youth Advance. The Royal Ballet School repertory will feature the pas de deux from Kenneth MacMillan’s Concerto, Helgi Tomasson’s Concerto Grosso and excerpts from Frederick Ashton’s Birthday Offering.
The joint performances are part of a unique exchange, which began in 2003, between ABT Studio Company and The Royal Ballet School. During past exchanges the companies have traveled to each other’s respective homes for performances, master classes and training sessions with senior coaching staff.
Tickets are $25 – $55 and may be purchased online at www.nyuskirball.org or in person at the NYU Skirball Center Box Office: Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00–6:00 P.M. NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is located at 566 LaGuardia Pl in New York City.
The ABT Studio Company and The Royal Ballet School exchange is generously supported by Ricki Gail Conway.
For more information on ABT Studio Company and performances with The Royal Ballet School, please visit ABT’s website, www.abt.org.