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Support en Pointe! Celebrity Cruises Supports American Ballet Theatre’s Crisis Relief Event

May 13, 2020 Cruise No Comments Email Email

Official partner of American Ballet Theatre, Celebrity Cruises is showing their support by taking part in American Ballet Theatre’s 80th Anniversary Together Tonight virtual event. Taking place on American Ballet Theatre’s official YouTube channel on Wednesday 13th May 9:00am AEST, the virtual event will share new work created in this time of social isolation and benefitting the ABT Crisis Relief Fund. The fund provides needed assistance to ABT’s artists—dancers, production crew, rehearsal pianists, ballet masters and education faculty—all directly impacted by loss of income due to the COVID-19 health crisis.

ABT: Together Tonight will be a pre-recorded, 60-minute virtual event made publicly available online for the very first time this Wednesday.

The event will include:

    • The legendary Tony Bennett singing “Fly Me to the Moon” to adapted choreography by Jessica Lang (Let Me Sing Forevermore) performed on location in Central Park by ABT Soloists Catherine Hurlin and Aran Bell, a talented couple who are sheltering in place together.
    • Oscar nominee and Tony Award® winner Cynthia Erivo performing “America the Beautiful” against a backdrop of ABT artists – and everyday Americans – dancing across the nation and the world as they stay at home, #AloneButTogether.
    • Conversations with ABT ‘s artists including ABT Principal Dancer Misty Copeland and legendary ballerina/choreographer Natalia Makarova.Rarely-seen glimpses of ABT’s 80-year history in footage of past performances  and a tribute to frontline healthcare workers performed by ABT Company dancers.
    • A celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Swan Lake, stagedby ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.
      • Interviews with ABT artists, celebrity greetings, performances by the ABT Orchestra, and a video montage with members of the ABT Studio Company and students of the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School. An online auction of ABT items and unique experiences Includes a 7-night Caribbean cruise for two from Celebrity Cruises

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