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October 3, 2017
American Ballet Theatre Fall Season Preview

For over 75 years, American Ballet Theatre (ABT) has been home to the most important figures in classical ballet. Join renowned artists and choreographers from the company for an evening of discussion and dance as highlights of new commissions from the fall 2017 season are performed prior to their premieres.  On Sunday evening, October 8, ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky will discuss his new ballet, while the cast led by Principal Dancers Isabella Boylston and Alban Lendorf perform excerpts from the work.  On Monday evening, October 9, choreographer Benjamin Millepied will present highlights from his fall season premiere performed by Principal Dancers Misty Copeland, Hee Seo, Devon Teuscher, Herman Cornejo, David Hallberg and Cory Stearns. Both evenings will also feature Elegy Pas de Deux from Liam Scarlett's With a Chance of Rain and excerpts from Christopher Wheeldon's Thirteen Diversions.

Both panels are moderated by John Meehan, Professor of Dance at Vassar College.

10/8 panelists: Alexei Ratmansky, Marina Harss, Isabella Boylston, Alban Lendorf
10/9 panelists: Benjamin Millepied, Marina Harss, Gillian Murphy

TICKETS & VENUE
$40, $35 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Rotunda
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Caroline M. Sharp and Evelyn Sharp Foundation with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Described byThe New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for over 33 years and in over 500 productions, the Works & Process programs at the Guggenheim enable New Yorkers to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Most performances take place in the Guggenheim's intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. In 2017, Works & Process established a new residency and commissioning program, inviting artists to create new works, made in and for the iconic Guggenheim rotunda. worksandprocess.org.

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