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American Ballet Theatre's <i>ABT Forward</i>

American Ballet Theatre's ABT Forward

Start Date: March 16, 2022
End Date: March 19, 2022
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Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
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Event Description

American Ballet Theatre returns to Segerstrom Center premiering an all-new production.

American Ballet Theatre, Official Dance Company of Segerstrom Center for the Arts, presents ABT Forward, a mixed repertory program performed March 16–19, 2022, with three dazzling works highlighting the Company’s incredible artistry and athleticism, and the inspiring visions of three of today’s most exciting choreographers.

ABT Forward will be highlighted by the World Premiere of a new work by Alonzo King, his first for ABT. King’s new ballet will feature a commissioned score by jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran. King’s new work features sets and costumes by Robert Rosenwasser and lighting by Jim French.

The program also includes Jessica Lang’s ZigZag, which celebrates the legendary career of Tony Bennett, using both his recordings, including s duet with Lady Gaga, and his visual artwork to highlight the authentic humanity of his vocal performances.  The program is completed with ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky’s Bernstein in a Bubble to Leonard Bernstein’s Divertimento, which will be performed live by the Pacific Symphony.

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