Ballet Brilliance: ABT’s Summer 2024 Season Lights Up NYC!

¡Qué emoción, mi gente! The American Ballet Theatre (ABT) is setting the stage at the this for a spectacle that promises to dazzle and inspire from June 18 through July 20, 2024. And let me tell you, it's not just any temporada de ballet; it's a celebration of storytelling, artistry, and, claro, a little flair with the enchanting Alessandra Ferri gracing us as a guest artist. ¡Vamos a ver qué nos espera!

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Una Noche with Virginia Woolf

First off, mark your calendars for June 25 because that's when the New York Premiere of Wayne McGregor's Woolf Works takes center stage. Imagine diving into the mundo mágico of Virginia Woolf's novels, brought to life through ballet. Woolf Works weaves together and emotions from Mrs. Dalloway, Orlando, and The Waves, con un toque de las cartas, ensayos, y diarios de Woolf. It's like stepping into a world of “granite and rainbow,” donde human beings shine not just in physical form but in their uncontained essence.

And guess who's starring? Nuestra querida Alessandra Ferri, a former ABT principal dancer who's returning to sprinkle her magic on the production. It's not every day you get to see a ballet that won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production, gente!

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Jake Roxander in Wayne McGregor's Woolf Works. Photo: Emma Zordan.

Celebraciones y Más Celebraciones

This season, ABT is not just about awe-inspiring performances; it's about celebrating the people who make these moments unforgettable. From the opening night toast to honoring Alessandra Ferri's illustrious career, every event promises una noche to remember. And let's not forget about Herman Cornejo's 25th Anniversary Toast—¡eso va a ser una grande!

Un Verano Lleno de Historias

But wait, there's more! ABT's summer lineup includes some heavy hitters like Onegin, Swan Lake, and Romeo and Juliet. And if you're looking for something with a modern twist, Christopher Wheeldon's Like Water for Chocolate is making a return, telling the story of Tita, whose love and emotions are so powerful, they're infused into her cooking. It's a tale of forbidden love, family traditions, and magical realism, all wrapped in a ballet that's as delicious as it sounds.

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Catherine Hurlin and Daniel Camargo in Wayne McGregor's Woolf Works. Photo: Emma Zordan.

Family Fun and Master Classes

ABT also has something for the pequeños y familia. ABTKids offers a one-hour ballet introduction for families, hosted by none other than Misty Copeland. And for those who want to dive deeper, the ABT Masters Series is a day-long immersion into one of ABT's classical works, including classes, a repertoire workshop, and a . It's like being a ballet insider for a day!

Let's Dance Together, Mi Gente!

As the summer heats up in NYC, ABT's season at the Metropolitan Opera House promises to be a beacon of art, emotion, and . Whether you're a die-hard ballet aficionado or new to the world of dance, there's something truly magical about coming together to experience these stories of love, loss, joy, and . It's a reminder that art transcends language and culture, connecting us all on a deeper level.

So, let's get our tickets, support these amazing artists, and share in the beauty of ballet. It's a celebration of our shared humanity, a window into other worlds, and a testament to the incredible talent that thrives in our community. This summer, let's fill the Met with aplausos and make it a season to remember. ¡Nos vemos allí, bailando en los asientos!

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