Duke Announces Three-Year Partnership with American Ballet Theater

Duke University and American Ballet Theatre have announced a three-year partnership to begin in January 2019.  

The wide-ranging, immersive partnership marks a significant new investment in the arts at Duke, said Duke University President Vince Price and ABT Executive Director Kara Medoff Barnett, who announced the partnership at a recent gala opening of Duke’s Rubenstein Arts Center. It was initiated and will be managed by Duke Performances, the university’s presenting organization for the arts.

The residency will include performances, masterclasses, and a three-year project called Endless House, directed by Duke Dance Professor Michael Kliën in collaboration with current and former ABT dancers and ABT Studio Company dancers. Culminating in a public presentation in New York City in Spring 2021, Endless House may also be exhibited in contemporary art museums. At once a research project and a work of choreography, Endless House will be a point of intersection between ABT and Duke’s new MFA in Dance.

Read the full article in Duke Today: https://today.duke.edu/2018/02/duke-announces-three-year-partnership-american-ballet-theatre