Join ABT Spring Gala 2018 May 21 for the most glamorous night of the season. American Ballet Theatre’s 2018 Spring Gala will feature the World Premiere of AFTERITE by Wayne
Join ABT Spring Gala 2018 May 21 for the most glamorous night of the season. American Ballet Theatre’s 2018 Spring Gala will feature the World Premiere of AFTERITE by Wayne McGregor, Resident Choreographer at The Royal Ballet, and excerpts from Alexei Ratmansky’s all-new production of Harlequinade.
ABT’s annual fundraising event at the Metropolitan Opera House features dinner, dancing, and a performance. The ABT Spring Gala raises funds for the Company, as well as ABT’s education and outreach programs.
For more information on ABT’s Special Events, including underwriting opportunities, please contact ABT’s Special Events Department through the link below.
ABT Spring Gala 2018 May 21
American Ballet Theatre (ABT) is a classical ballet company based in New York City. It has an annual eight-week season at the Metropolitan Opera House (Lincoln Center) in the spring and a shorter season at the David H. Koch Theater in the fall; the company tours around the world the rest of the year. ABT was founded in 1939 by Lucia Chase and Richard Pleasant and is recognized as one of the world’s leading classical ballet companies. ABT is the parent company of the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, and was recognized as “America’s National Ballet Company” in 2006 by the United States Congress
Mikhail Baryshnikov in 1980 became Artistic Director for American Ballet Theatre. Baryshnikov staged, restaged, and refurbished numerous classical ballets and, according to the company, strengthened their classical tradition. Baryshnikov was replaced in 1989 by Jane Hermann and Oliver Smith, who remained as Artistic Directors until 1992, when Kevin McKenzie received the appointment. McKenzie satisfied the demands of the traditional ballet audience by prioritizing full-length narrative ballets. He also succeeded in keeping the company afloat during financially unstable times. In 2004 he established an official associate ballet school, theJacqueline Kennedy Onassis School. After a long period of no in-house choreographer, McKenzie appointedAlexei Ratmansky as “Artist in Residence” in January 2009
Monday, May 21, 2018
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Published by Nadia Kovarskaya
(Monday) 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center, New York, New York 10023