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La Bayadère

ABT OffStage: A 2020 Virtual Season

Christine Shevchenko in La Bayadère. Photo: Rosalie O'Connor.
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La BayadèreABT OffStage: A 2020 Virtual Season

As the global health crisis made it impossible for our 80th Anniversary season at The Metropolitan Opera House to continue as planned, American Ballet Theatre OffStage: A 2020 Virtual Season brought artistry of ABT into homes everywhere.

Join us in celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Natalia Makarova’s magical production of La Bayadère! The sweeping vistas and grand temples of India set the stage for this beloved 19th century ballet depicting eternal love and godly revenge. Explore the La Bayadère program, including a message from Natalia Makarova, a guest artist spotlight on Olga Smirnova and Kimin Kim, a hair and makeup feature on the Bronze Idol and appearances from iconic ABT dancers of the past and present.


May 18, 2020
12:00 pm
ABT Met Memory
featuring Ballet Mistress Susan Jones
Susan Jones
May 19, 2020
12:00 pm
Guest Artist Spotlight
Olga Smirnova and Kimin Kim
May 20, 2020
12:00 pm
Debut Deferred
featuring Soloists Catherine Hurlin and Aran Bell
Catherine Hurlin
Aran Bell
May 21, 2020
12:00 pm
ABT@80: A Fond Look Back
A Message from Natalia Makarova on the 40th Anniversary of La Bayadère
May 22, 2020
12:00 pm
May 24, 2020
12:00 pm
Hair & Makeup Tutorial
La Bayadère - Bronze Idol
May 24, 2020
3:00 pm
Orchestral Performances
La Bayadère Violin Solo
Kobi Malkin (Violin)
David LaMarche (Piano)