American Masters – American Ballet Theatre: A History

American Masters – American Ballet Theatre: A History

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 9:00pm

Pictured: American Ballet Theatre’s corps de ballet in “La Bayadere.”

Credit: Courtesy of Buddy Squires

Delving into the rich history of one of the world’s preeminent ballet companies, Ric Burns combines intimate rehearsal footage, virtuoso performances and interviews with American Ballet Theatre’s key figures: artists pivotal to the company’s formation, including Alicia Alonso and the late Donald Saddler and Frederic Franklin; contemporary luminaries, including dancers Susan Jaffe and Julie Kent, choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, and artistic director Kevin McKenzie; past and present stars Misty Copeland, Gillian Murphy, Marcelo Gomes, and Hee Seo; dance historian and author Jennifer Homans; and prominent dance critics Anna Kisselgoff and the late Clive Barnes. American Masters – American Ballet Theatre: A History premieres on WXXI-TV on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 9 p.m.

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