Duke Performances

American Ballet Theatre

Monday, January 14 thru Sunday, January 27, 2019



In 2018/2019, Duke Performances embarks on an audacious three-year collaboration with American Ballet Theatre (ABT), one of the world’s leading classical ballet companies. This wide-ranging partnership will include on-campus residencies with ABT’s pre-professional Studio Company, public performances by ABT’s Main Company, community engagement, monthly visits by master teachers from ABT’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, and the development of one ballet world premiere each year.

In January 2019, award-winning choreographer Stefanie Batten Bland embarks on her first two-week residency with the dozen-member Studio Company, ABT’s professional training program. At the close of the residency, Batten Bland presents her work-in-progress — the first of three ballet commissions — with the Company. A public conversation about making the work follows the showing.



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