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ABT Across America

July 10, 2021 at 5:00 pm

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Northrop at the University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Darrell Grand Moultrie's Indestructible Light. Photo: Todd Rosenberg Photography.

ABT Across America

American Ballet Theatre takes to the road traveling by bus and truck to 8 U.S. cities over 21 days.  ABT Across America builds on ABT’s history of cross-country tours in the 1940s and 1950s. From its starting point in Lincoln, Nebraska, ABT Across America will cross the United States in a caravan of 6 sleeper buses and 3 production trucks.  20 ABT dancers and 28 support crew will travel across 14 states, for a total of 3,100 miles, performing outdoors for socially distanced audiences.

Running Time: 50 minutes

La Follia Variations

Choreography by Lauren Lovette
Music by Francesco Geminiani
Arranged by Michi Wiancko
Performed by East Coast Chamber Orchestra
Costumes by Victor Glemaud
Lighting by Brad Fields

Running Time: 13 minutes

A virtuosic piece for eight dancers, La Follia Variations brims with a poetry, wit, nuance, and power, with a message of community, the wild abandon of dance, and shared joy.

Don Quixote pas de deux

Choreography by Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky
Music by Ludwig Minkus
Costumes by Santo Loquasto

Running Time: 10 minutes

ABT brings the excitement and beauty of classical ballet with the high-spirited, energetic pas de deux from the full-length ballet Don Quixote.

Let Me Sing Forevermore

Choreography by Jessica Lang
Songs sung by Tony Bennett
Costumes by Bradon McDonald
Lighting by Brad Fields

Running Time: 8 minutes

A playful and romantic duet, set to beloved classic songs sung by the incomparable Tony Bennett. Choreographed by longtime ABT collaborator Jessica Lang, Let Me Sing Forevermore seamlessly blends jazz and ballet to create the perfect showcase for ABT’s most spirited and versatile dancers.

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

Running Time: 15 minutes

Having premiered digitally in November 2020, Indestructible Light has been reimagined for the stage.  Set to songs from Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Neal Hefti, Billy Strayhorn, and Chuck Harmony, this work is a celebration of American jazz.