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Sun, Nov 16, 2014 3:00pm –


Miller Theatre
2960 Broadway
New York  New York  10027
United States
American Ballet Theatre

Innovation Initiative

Arts Initiative


American Ballet Theatre will showcase the works of five choreographers with the Innovation Initiative, a performance featuring works-in-process choreographed by members of ABT and outside creators, and performed by ABT dancers. The performance is the culmination of a two-week choreographic workshop spearheaded by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie and ABT Principal Dancer David Hallberg. 

Choreographers selected for this year’s Innovation Initiative include ABT corps de ballet members Gemma Bond, Claire Davison, and Daniel Mantei. For the first time since the program was established in 2010, ABT’s Innovation Initiative has invited two outside choreographers to participate. Choreographers Jillian Peña, a dance and video artist, and Pam Tanowitz, of Pam Tanowitz Dance, join ABT company members in the exploration of new ideas and movement.

This performance is presented on the Columbia campus as part of a new cultural partnership between the Arts Initiative at Columbia University and American Ballet Theatre.

Related events:  
ABT Rehearsal of Works-in-Process – Friday, November 7
ABT Performance at Lincoln Center - Tuesday, October 28 (SOLD OUT)


Photo: Lauren Post and Luis Ribagorda in ABT's 2010 Innovation Initiative. Photo by Gene Schiavone.