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From the company:

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE TO PERFORM IN MOSCOW,

MARCH 29-31, 2011

American Ballet Theatre will perform in Moscow, March 29-31, 2011 at the new

stage of the State Academic Bolshoi Theater of Russia. The tour was announced today by

ABT Executive Director Rachel Moore.

American Ballet Theatre’s performances in Moscow are part of the annual

Mstislav Rostropovich Week Festival and mark the Company’s first appearance in the

Russian capital city since 1960. In celebration of the birthday of the late cellist Mstislav

Rostropovich, the Festival has specially commissioned a new work to be choreographed

by Benjamin Millepied. The new Millepied work will receive its New York debut during

the Company’s 2011 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Additional repertory for American Ballet Theatre’s performances in Moscow

include George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, Alexei Ratmansky’s Seven Sonatas

and Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free.

American Ballet Theatre’s 2010-2011 tour season includes engagements in

Havana, Cuba, Brooklyn, New York, Washington, D.C., London, New York City,

Los Angeles, California and Tokyo, Japan. For more information on American Ballet

Theatre, please visit our website at www.abt.org.

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