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Mixed Repertory

April 15, 2023 at 7:30 pm

Auditorium Theatre
Chicago, Illinois

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Mixed Repertory

A dazzling mixed repertory program featuring some of the most exciting contemporary masterpieces. Experience the beauty of story-telling through this perfect fusion of music, movement, and drama.

Running Time: 137 minutes

Songs of Bukovina

Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky
Music by Leonid Desyatnikov
Costumes by Moritz Junge
Lighting by Brad Fields

Running Time: 24 minutes

ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky invites audiences to experience a festive village gathering.  Set to the music of Leonid Desyatnikov, Songs of Bukovina explores the folk traditions of the Eastern European mountains.


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: 13 minutes

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

Some Assembly Required

Choreography by Clark Tippet
Staged by Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner
Music by William Bolcom
Costumes by Gary Lisz
Lighting by Jennifer Tipton

Running Time: 16 minutes

This intimate and unconventional pas de deux follows the arc of a relationship, exploring the moments of tension and companionship that make two into one.


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.

Calvin Royal III and João Menegussi in Touché. Photo: Matador Content.
Calvin Royal III and João Menegussi in Touché. Photo: Matador Content.

Pride Night Celebration

April 15 ticket buyers are invited to a post-performance panel on Christopher Rudd's Touché at the Gage Gallery.

Join ABT for a post-performance panel on Christopher Rudd’s Touché, on April 15, 2023 directly after ABT’s 7:30PM evening performance. This event will take place in the Gage Gallery, just a few indoor steps away from the Auditorium Theatre. Space is limited. RSVP HERE so we have a seat waiting for you.

Join Touché choreographer Christopher Rudd, ABT Principal Dancer Calvin Royal III, and ABT corps de ballet dancer João Menegussi for a discussion moderated by Zachary Whittenburg, an arts advocate and journalist based in Chicago’s cultural sector since 2002.

The panel will highlight the landmark nature of Rudd’s ballet and what it means to represent the LGBTQIA+ community on stage. Free for all April 15 ticket holders, this is a must-attend event.

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