This studio series—featuring a first-time partnership with American Ballet Theatre—takes audiences beyond the proscenium for intimate conversations and live performance excerpts from the great dance artists of today.
Past Studio Events
(2017 – 2018 Season)
ABT – COACHING PRINCIPAL ROLES
Mon Sep 25, 2017
With the help of dancers from ABT, Kevin McKenzie (Artistic Director, ABT) demonstrates the invaluable coaching process that takes dancers from the studio to the stage. Mr. McKenzie delves not only into the choreography, but also the history and intention behind the principal roles inherited by the artists of his company.
BALANCHINE’S AGON AT 60
Mon Dec 4, 2017
With music by Igor Stravinsky, Agon, took classical ballet to bold, contemporary territory when it premiered in 1957. Former New York City Ballet principal dancer and Balanchine ballerina Heather Watts examines one of George Balanchine’s masterpieces on the 60th anniversary of its premiere at New York City Center.
Alexei Ratmansky, ABT’s Artist in Residence, reconstructs Harlequinade in honor of Marius Petipa’s 200th birthday. This Studio 5 event will feature Mr. Ratmansky and dancers from ABT with selections from the new ballet. Mr. Ratmansky and ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie will discuss the new production, which will premiere during the company’s 2018 Met season.
ABT – FROM TRAINEE TO LUMINARY
Mon Apr 2, 2018
See and hear how the young dancers of ABT Studio Company train with the hopes of becoming a dancer with ABT. Join current company members as they discuss their rise through the ranks, starting with this acclaimed studio company.
THE CHOREOGRAPHIC PROCESS
Mon Apr 16, 2018
Go behind the scenes with Alexei Ratmansky, ABT’s Artist in Residence. New York City Ballet dancers Tyler Angle, Joseph Gordon, Sterling Hyltin, Claire Kretzschmar, Sara Mearns, Amar Ramasar, Taylor Stanley, Andrew Veyette, and Indiana Woodward, join Mr. Ratmansky to demonstrate and discuss what goes in to the creation of new ballets and originating roles. Adrian Danchig-Waring, principal dancer with New York City Ballet, hosts.
BERNSTEIN AT 100
Mon Jun 4, 2018
New York City Ballet principal dancer Tyler Angle moderates an evening of conversation and live dance performances celebrating the legendary composer Leonard Bernstein during his centenary year. Discussion and dance excerpts focus on the ballets created to his music, including masterworks by Jerome Robbins, who also marks his centenary in 2018.
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75th Anniversary Season Sponsors
Stacey and Eric Mindich