American Ballet Theater's Fall 2011 Opening Night Gala

by Kermichelle Leo · November 9, 2011

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    Last night, the American Ballet Theater Opening Night Gala was held at New York City Center. Attendees enjoyed the premiere of a new ballet by Stuttgart Ballet member Demis Volpi, Martha Clarke's Garden of Villandry and Twyla Tharp's In the Upper Room. This season of shows will also celebrate the 25th anniversary of Twyla Tharp's In the Upper Room. Tharp's Sinatra Suite, a suite of dances from nine Sinatra song, were also performed. Costumes for the performance were provided by Oscar de la Renta. Celebrity guests in attendance included Mary Louise Parker, Charlie Mars and Zang Toi.

    During November 8th-13th, the American Ballet Theater will present eight performances of new works and revivals to be held at New York City Center.

    The event was followed by a benefit dinner at The Plaza Hotel.

    [Mary Louise Parker, Charlie Mars]

    [Ashley McDermott, Carlos Mota]

    [Zang Toi]

    [Joanne de Guardiola]

    [Gillian Murphy, Matthew Rubel]

    [Jean Shafiroff]

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