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2019 Fall Gala

October 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm
David H. Koch Theater
New York, New York

2019 Fall Gala

Join us on October 16, 2019 for ABT’s Fall Gala celebrating the ABT Women’s Movement. This season’s Fall Gala features an exhilarating program of new work by leading female choreographers and honors the President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, in recognition of her empowerment of women in leadership roles and dedication to diversity.

Running Time: 84 minutes

Let Me Sing Forevermore


Choreography by Jessica Lang
Songs sung by Tony Bennett
Costumes by Bradon McDonald

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.

A Gathering of Ghosts Twyla Tharp World Premiere


Choreography by Twyla Tharp
Music by Johannes Brahms
Costumes by Norma Kamali
Lighting by Jennifer Tipton

Running Time: 27 minutes

This brand new work by Twyla Tharp will be her first World Premiere for American Ballet Theatre in 10 years — celebrating Principal Dancer Herman Cornejo’s 20th anniversary with ABT.

Theme and Variations


Choreography by George Balanchine
Music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Scenery and Costumes by Zack Brown
Lighting by Brad Fields

Running Time: 23 minutes

Created for Ballet Theatre in 1947, this George Balanchine classic is one of his most iconic works, requiring shimmering technique and heroic stamina. Set to Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, Theme and Variations evokes the golden age of Russian classical ballet.