LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- American Ballet Theatre (ABT) hosts its annual Holiday Benefit dinner and performance, Monday, December 5, 2016 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills. The evening will feature a one-night-only special performance by the world-renowned artists of American Ballet Theatre, including Principal Dancers Stella Abrera, Misty Copeland, Gillian Murphy, Cory Stearns and James Whiteside dancing scenes from the Company's unrivaled repertoire, followed by a post-performance dinner and dessert with the dancers.
The Holiday Benefit performance will include excerpts from choreographer Benjamin Millepied's Daphnis and Chloe, Alexei Ratmansky's The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty, and scenes from ballet's most treasured classics like Romeo and Juliet and Don Quixote. Demonstrating the versatility and strength of the Company, the program will also include American Ballet Theatre repertoire by choreographer Jessica Lang and a work by ABT Principal Dancer Jeffrey Cirio.
Among the evening's Co-Chairs are Avery and Andy Barth, and Sutton Stracke, with generous support from Harry Winston, Inc. and the Lloyd E. Rigler – Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation.
The Holiday Benefit will preview American Ballet Theatre's upcoming performance engagements in Southern California. ABT will present its annual engagement of Alexei Ratmansky's The Nutcracker at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, running December 9-18, 2016. On March 15, 2017, ABT will present the World Premiere of Ratmansky's Whipped Cream.
American Ballet Theatre has been home to many of ballet's legendary stars – Mikhail Baryshnikov, Natalia Makarova, Carla Fracci, Cynthia Gregory, Alicia Alonso and Fernando Bujones – and is renowned for its lavish productions of full-length ballets including Swan Lake, Giselle, La Bayadère and Romeo and Juliet. With a Company of 90 of the world's most celebrated dancers, ABT performs for audiences of more than 400,000 each year in New York City, Southern California, across the United States, and around the world.
Table packages begin at $10,000; individual tickets, $1,000.
For information, please contact Lauran Huff at Levy, Pazanti & Huff at 310-201-5033, Ext. 3, or [email protected].
SOURCE American Ballet Theatre