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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.
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.
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.
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.