May 28, 2009
NEW MICROSITE TO HIGHLIGHT ABT'S
WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION OF
ALEXEI RATMANSKY'S ON THE DNIEPER
www.abt.org/dnieper to feature
Rehearsal Footage and Artist Interviews
American Ballet Theatre has announced a new microsite at www.abt.org/dnieper. The site highlights the World Premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s On the Dnieper, scheduled for June 1, 2009, at the Metropolitan Opera House.
www.abt.org/dnieper, available in both English and Russian language versions, enables visitors to go behind the scenes of the ballet’s creative process with rehearsal video and interviews with ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky and two of the work’s leading dancers, Paloma Herrera and Marcelo Gomes.
Also included on the site are biographies of the creative team, costume and set designs, rehearsal photos and historical facts about the Dnieper River.
On the Dnieper is supported through an endowed gift from The Toni and Martin Sosnoff New Works Fund. Additional funding for On the Dnieper is provided by the generous support of The Ross Stretton Choreography Workshop Fund and Leila and Mickey Strauss. Funding is also generously provided by The Rudolf Nureyev¬Æ Dance Foundation. American Ballet Theatre’s All-Prokofiev Celebration is made possible with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s All-Prokofiev Celebration, June 1-6, priced $19-$110, are available online, at the Met box office or by phone at 212-362-6000. The Metropolitan Opera House is located on Broadway between 64th and 65th Streets in New York City.