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Indestructible Light

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Indestructible Light

Choreography by Darrell Grand Moultrie
Music by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Neal Hefti, Billy Strayhorn, and Chuck Harmony
Costumes by Mark Eric
Lighting by Brad Fields


Previous Credits
Original Filmed Production
Director of Repertoire: Carlos Lopez
Lighting by Oleg Balitskiy
Cinematography by Nic Petry and Dancing Camera

World Premiere

November 23, 2020
ABT Today: The Future Starts Now
Virtual Gala

Jacob Clerico
Anabel Katsnelson
Erica Lall
Melvin Lawovi
Betsy McBride
Duncan McIlwaine


Indestructible Light was created on ABT dancers and filmed during the COVID-19 crisis, while safely quarantined at P.S. 21 in Chatham, New York.  Set to songs from Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Neal Hefti, and Billy Strayhorn (Little Pony, Tricky’s Licks, Such Sweet Thunder – The Star-Crossed Lovers, Battle Royal), Indestructible Light is a celebration of American jazz.

The filmed performance received its World Premiere as part of the ABT Today virtual gala on November 23, 2020, danced by Jacob Clerico, Anabel Katsnelson, Erica Lall, Melvin Lawovi,  Betsy McBride, and Duncan McIlwaine.