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ABT Today

The Future Starts Now

Monday, November 23, 2020 at 7:00pm ET

ABT Today:
The Future Starts Now

American Ballet Theatre premiered ABT Today: The Future Starts Now on Monday, November 23 at 7:00pm ET. This online celebration, offered for free to fans around the world on ABT’s YouTube Channel, featured four World Premieres created in quarantined “ballet bubbles” and performed by ABT’s incredible dancers. The adventurous and imaginative creators included choreographers Gemma Bond, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Christopher Rudd and Pam Tanowitz. These new works, featuring diverse casts and inclusive themes, were contextualized with behind-the-scenes footage and conversations with the artists.

ABT Today marked the public launch of ABT RISE (Representation and Inclusion Sustain Excellence), and all funds raised were directed to supporting people and programs that advance diversity, equity and inclusion on and off the stage.

For more information on ABT Special Events, including underwriting opportunities, please contact ABT’s Special Events Department.

Lead Sponsor

ABT Today is generously supported by Executive Producers Sarah Arison, Avery and Andrew F. Barth, the Blavatnik Family Foundation and Denise Littlefield Sobel. Additional support provided by Producers The Abu Dhabi Festival, Lisa Smith Cashin, Susan and Leonard Feinstein, First Republic Bank, Robin Chemers Neustein, Oliver Wyman, Annie Pell and Sutton Stracke and Segment Producers Craig and Kimberly Darian, Angela Ho, Yongsoo Huh, Shelly London, Patricia R. Morton and Fabienne Anstey Silverman.


Special thanks to ABT Today’s wine sponsor, Gérard Bertrand.