Duke Performances

American Ballet Theatre

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 7:30 pm


Friday, March 27, 2020 | 7:30 pm


Saturday, March 28, 2020 | 1:00 pm


Saturday, March 28, 2020 | 7:30 pm


Sunday, March 29, 2020 | 1:00 pm


DPAC (Durham Performing Arts Center)

Tickets for American Ballet Theatre Giselle at DPAC, including $10 Duke student tickets, are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased online, via phone at 919-680-2787, and in person at the DPAC Box Office at 123 Vivian Street, Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM, and Saturday, 10 AM to 2 PM. Duke student tickets purchased online and via phone will be held at will call at the DPAC Box Office and require a Duke student ID for pickup (Note: Limit of two tickets per Duke student for the American Ballet Theatre engagement).


American Ballet Theatre (ABT) was founded in the fall of 1939 with dual aims of developing a repertoire of the best ballets from the past and supporting the creation of new works by gifted young choreographers. 80 years later, ABT is one of the world’s preeminent classical ballet companies, a world-touring ambassador for the art form, a committed choreographic commissioner, and an energetic leader in ballet education and outreach. All of these qualities animate Duke’s historic three-year institutional collaboration with ABT; the partnership’s centerpiece is a run of performances by ABT’s Main Company at DPAC of the romantic masterwork Giselle, an engrossing tale of unrequited love that fuses music, movement, and drama. This unmissable engagement also marks a watershed moment in statewide arts presenting: this is the first visit to North Carolina by ABT in 50 years.


Thursday, March 26, 2020 — Misty Copeland, Herman Cornejo & Christine Shevchenko

Friday, March 27, 2020 — Hee Seo, Cory Stearns & Devon Teuscher

Saturday, March 28, 2020 (matinee) — Stella Abrera, James Whiteside & Katherine Williams

Saturday, March 28, 2020 (evening) — Isabella Boylston, Aran Bell & Catherine Hurlin

Sunday, March 29, 2020 (matinee) — Gillian Murphy, Thomas Forster & Devon Teuscher

The American Ballet Theatre residency is made possible, in part, with support from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation and the Jenny L. Semans Koortbojian Trust in coordination with Duke Arts—Office of the Vice Provost of the Arts. The 2019/20 season's "Ballet Futures" initiative is made possible, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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