American Ballet Theatre

Mar 19-22, 2020


American Ballet Theatre (ABT) returns to Chicago as an Auditorium Theatre Visiting Resident Company! Experience the full breadth of ABT’s acclaimed artists in this mixed repertory program, featuring both classical and contemporary ballet. ABT performs the Chicago premiere of A Gathering of Ghosts, a brand-new work by celebrated choreographer Twyla Tharp created for Principal Dancer Herman Cornejo as he celebrates his 20th anniversary with the company. The program opens with the breathtaking “Kingdom of the Shades” from the second act of Natalia Makarova’s landmark production of Marius Petipa’s La Bayadère, “one of the most famous and poetic expressions in all of classical ballet” (The Washington Post), and also features Antony Tudor’s one-act ballet Jardin aux Lilas, considered “a masterwork of contemporary ballet” (The New York Times).

Special Events

@ The Auditorium

Young Professionals' Nights

Oct 31, 2019-Jun 6, 2020

For a discounted price, young professionals ages 21-45 get a seat to the performance plus a pre-show reception, which in...

@ The Auditorium

FREE Dance Master Classes

Mar 7-Jun 13, 2020

Study with the professionals performing on our stage! Company members from our International Dance Series lead 90-minute...

@ The Auditorium

Post-Show Q&A

Jan 19-Jun 13, 2020

Join us immediately following select performances for a 20-minute post-show Q&A session. The Auditorium Theatre Educ...