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Fall Gala

October 26, 2021 at 6:30 pm

David H. Koch Theater
New York, New York

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Fall Gala

The stars shine bright on October 26, 2021 for ABT’s Fall Gala. This season’s Gala features an exhilarating program of new work and stage premieres, and honors Jenna Segal in recognition of her championing of female choreographers.

Running Time: 98 minutes

La Follia Variations

Choreography by Lauren Lovette
Music by Francesco Geminiani
Arranged by Michi Wiancko
Costumes by Victor Glemaud
Lighting by Brad Fields

Running Time: 13 minutes

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

Indestructible Light excerpt

Choreography by Darrell Grand Moultrie
Music by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn
Costumes by Mark Eric
Lighting by Brad Fields

Running Time: 4 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.


Choreography by Christopher Rudd
Music by Woodkid (Que Te Mate el Desierto) and Ennio Morricone (Giuseppe Tornatore Suite from Malena)
Intimacy Direction by Sarah Lozoff
Lighting by Brad Fields

Running Time: 10 minutes

A work for two dancers, Touché is an intimate and beautiful journey through romance, exploring the themes of male love.


Choreography by Jessica Lang
Songs sung by Tony Bennett with a special duet with Lady Gaga
Creative Associate: Kanji Segawa
Scenery by Derek McLane incorporating artwork by Tony Bennett
Costumes by Wes Gordon for Carolina Herrera
Lighting by Nicole Pearce

Running Time: 32 minutes

ZigZag celebrates the legendary career of Tony Bennett, using both his songs and his visual artwork to highlight in the authentic humanity of his vocal performances.

ZigZag is co-commissioned by Abu Dhabi Festival.