American Ballet Theatre (ABT) is one of the great dance companies in the world and is internationally celebrated as a cultural institution dedicated to preserving and extending the great legacy of classical dancing. Presented by the Auditorium Theatre, ABT will bring 20 acclaimed artist-athletes to a live performance outdoors at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park as part of the company’s cross-country road trip, ABT Across America, traveling to 8 U.S. cities this July.
This FREE 50-minute performance features the Chicago premiere of Lauren Lovette’s La Follia Variations; Jessica Lang’s Let Me Sing Forevermore set to the music of Tony Bennett; the famous pas de deux from Don Quixote; and Indestructible Light created by Darrell Grand Moultrie during quarantine and featuring music by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Billy Strayhorn.
Photo of Catherine Hurlin in the Don Quixote pas de deux by Erin Baiano, courtesy Vail Dance Festival.
This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Illinois Arts Council Agency and the Crane Group.