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October 2, 2017

Counterpoint for Philip Johnson by Benjamin Millepied Scheduled for Select Performances of ABT's Fall Season, October 18-29, 2017

Performances to Take Place at Intermission on the Promenade of David H. Koch Theater

Costumes Designed by rag & bone

Benjamin Millepied

American Ballet Theatre has added a new work to its performance lineup for the Fall season, October 18-29, at the David H. Koch Theater.  Counterpoint for Philip Johnson, choreographed by Benjamin Millepied, will be performed on the theater’s Promenade during intermission of select evening performances.  It was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.

Counterpoint for Philip Johnson is set to Nagoya Marimba by Steve Reich and features 24 dancers from American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School.  With costumes by American designer brand rag & bone and lighting by Brad Fields, Counterpoint for Philip Johnson is the first work to be performed by ABT outside the proscenium setting of the Koch Theater.  “Ben takes his work off the stage and offers the audience a different point of view,” said McKenzie.  “I think it will challenge one’s expectations of how to experience dance.”

Tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s 2017 Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater, priced from $25, are available online, at the Koch Theater box office or by phone at 212-496-0600.  Performance-only tickets for the Opening Night Gala begin at $25.  The David H. Koch Theater is located at Lincoln Center, Broadway and 63rd Street in New York City.  For more information, visit ABT’s website at

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