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ABT to Perform in Moscow, March 29-31, 2011


American Ballet Theatre will perform in Moscow, March 29-31, 2011 at the new stage of the State Academic Bolshoi Theater of Russia. The tour was announced today by ABT Executive Director Rachel Moore.

American Ballet Theatre’s performances in Moscow are part of the annual Mstislav Rostropovich Week Festival and mark the Company’s first appearance in the Russian capital city since 1960. In celebration of the birthday of the late cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, the Festival has specially commissioned a new work to be choreographed by Benjamin Millepied. The new Millepied work will receive its New York debut during the Company’s 2011 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Additional repertory for American Ballet Theatre’s performances in Moscow include George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, Alexei Ratmansky’s Seven Sonatas and Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free.

American Ballet Theatre’s 2010-2011 tour season includes engagements in Havana, Cuba, Brooklyn, New York, Washington, D.C., London, New York City, Los Angeles, California and Tokyo, Japan.


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