July 9, 2008
ABT TO PERFORM AT
LINCOLN CENTER'S AVERY FISHER HALL,
OCTOBER 7-10, 2009
Five Site-Specific Performances Planned
American Ballet Theatre has announced plans to perform at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, October 7-10, 2009. The engagement was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. ABT will give five performances of repertory work uniquely tailored to Avery Fisher’s stage, including World and Company Premieres.
Avery Fisher Hall is part of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. It is home to the New York Philharmonic Orchestra as well as Lincoln Center Presents and is one of the world’s most famous concert halls. Designed by architect Max Abramovitz, Avery Fisher Hall was the first venue at Lincoln Center to open in 1962. Originally named Philharmonic Hall, it was renamed in 1973 after Avery Fisher.
“We are thrilled to appear at Avery Fisher Hall and to continue our presence on the Lincoln Center campus,” said Rachel S. Moore, Executive Director of American Ballet Theatre. “These performances offer a wonderful opportunity for audiences to see dance in a new way.”
Commented Reynold Levy, President,#44; Lincoln Center, Inc, “It is most appropriate that one of the world’s leading ballet companies is able to appear in one of the world’s premier halls.”
American Ballet Theatre’s performances at Avery Fisher Hall will be the first for the Company.