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2018 Fall Gala

October 17, 2018 at 6:30 pm
David H. Koch Theater
New York, New York

Patrick Frenette, Tyler Maloney, Calvin Royal III. Photo: Marty Sohl.

2018 Fall Gala

Join us on October 17, 2018 for ABT’s Fall Gala as we celebrate a program dedicated entirely to female choreographers.

This year’s Gala celebrates the ABT Women’s Movement, a commitment to engaging at least three women choreographers to create works for ABT, and honors philanthropist and ABT Trustee and Education Chair, Sarah Arison, with The Melville Straus Leadership Award in recognition of her dedication, service, and generosity to ABT and the arts community.

Running Time: 123 minutes

Le Jeune

Choreography by Lauren Lovette
Music by Eric Whitacre (Equus)
Costume Concept by Lauren Lovette

Running Time: 10 minutes

Choreographed by Lauren Lovette and performed by ABT Studio Company, Le Jeune is a celebration of the exuberance of youth. The dancers in this high-energy ballet channel idealism and discover their own vitality.

Dream within a Dream (deferred) Michelle Dorrance World Premiere

Choreography by Michelle Dorrance
Music by Duke Ellington
Costumes by Linda Cho
Lighting by Brad Fields

Running Time: 27 minutes

Tap dancer and choreographer Michelle Dorrance challenges the rhythmic skills and athletic daring of the ABT dancers in this new piece, co-commissioned with the Vail Dance Festival. The all-American art form of tap dance and the artists of America’s National Ballet Company come together in an unexpected and exhilarating medley.

In the Upper Room

Choreography by Twyla Tharp
Staged by Shelley Washington
with Nancy Raffa
Music by Philip Glass
Costumes by Norma Kamali
Lighting by Jennifer Tipton

Running Time: 39 minutes

A ballet in nine parts, In the Upper Room is one of ABT’s most impressive performances. Tharp’s choreography calls for both raw power and extreme grace. Bold kinetic movements blend with Philip Glass’s propelling score, creating a transcendent experience for both audience and dancers.