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ABT Across America

July 21, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Rockefeller Center
New York, New York

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.

New American Romance

Choreography by James Whiteside
Music by Claude Debussy
Costumes provided by Primadonna
Lighting by Brandon Stirling Baker

Running Time: 17 minutes

James Whiteside’s New American Romance offers a progressive take on classical ballet. The work pays homage to romantic ballet by injecting it with the social relevance of modern love.

Seven Sonatas pas de deux

Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky
Music by Domenico Scarlatti
Costumes by Holly Hynes
Lighting by Brad Fields

Created in 2009 and set to piano sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, Seven Sonatas presents six dancers in various solos, pas de deux, and group sections.

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.