American Ballet Theatre at New York City Center
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American Ballet Theatre's 2012 Fall season at City Center opens with a Gala benefit and continues with a world premiere by Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky, a celebration of the 70th Anniversary of Agnes de Mille's Rodeo, a revival of Jose Limon's The Moor'd Pavane and performances of Mark Morris' Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes, Twyla Tharp's In the Upper Room and Antony Tudor's The Leaves Are Fading. Principal Dancers for the City Center engagement include Roberto Bolle, Herman Cornejo, Marcelo Gomes, Julie Kent, Veronika Part, Xiomara Reyes, Polina Semionova and Cory Stearns.
Venue Description: Built in 1943, NY City Center was Manhattan's first performing arts center, dedicated by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia. Today, City Center is home to many distinguished companies, including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, City Center's Principal Dance Company, as well as Manhattan Theatre Club and New York City Opera; a roster of renowned national and international visiting artists; and its own critically acclaimed and popular programs, including the Tony-honored Encores! musical theater series, Encores! Off-Center, the annual Fall for Dance Festival, and more.