Mixed Repertory program including:
La Follia Variations
Let Me Sing Forevermore
A classical pas de deux from ABT’s repertoire
American Ballet Theatre Announces Summer Tour - New York Times
Please note: Current ticket holders from Northrop’s postponed April 2021 performance, subscribers, and donors will have the first opportunity to order tickets and will be sent details the week of May 10. Tickets go on sale to the public on Mon, May 24 at noon. More information and details will be announced soon.
American Ballet Theatre will take to the road this summer, traveling by bus and truck to eight U.S. cities including Minneapolis, Minnesota. Northrop will present ABT Across America for four outdoor performances at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
ABT Across America builds on ABT’s history of cross-country tours in the 1940s and 1950s. 20 ABT dancers and 28 support crew will travel across 14 states, for a total of 3,100 miles, performing outdoors for socially distanced audiences. These unique performances will take place on a custom-built 40’ x 76’ stage that folds out of an 18-wheeler truck.
Each 50-minute show will be performed without an intermission. Repertory for ABT Across America will feature Lauren Lovette’s La Follia Variations, a work for eight dancers set to music by Francesco Geminiani, Jessica Lang’s Let Me Sing Forevermore, a pas de deux blending ballet and jazz vocabulary set to songs sung by Tony Bennett, Darrell Grand Moultrie’s Indestructible Light, a celebration of American jazz music, and the high-spirited, energetic pas de deux from the full-length ballet Don Quixote. Dancers scheduled to participate in the ABT Across America tour include Lauren Bonfiglio, Jacob Clerico, Michael de la Nuez, Carlos Gonzalez, Kiely Groenewegen, Sung Woo Han, Catherine Hurlin, Anabel Katsnelson, Kanon Kimura, Melvin Lawovi, Tyler Maloney, Joseph Markey, Abbey Marrison, Hannah Marshall, Betsy McBride, Duncan McIlwaine, João Menegussi, Chloe Misseldine, Cory Stearns, and Devon Teuscher.
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This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit arts.gov. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.>
Artists and programs are subject to change. All activity will take place according to state and local guidelines for health and safety.