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Flashback: December 1970 - January 1971

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The December 1970 issue of After Dark has a lot of content related to ABT, including an ad for its December 22 - January 10 season. Here's what the company and repertory looked like way back when:

Principal Dancers

Men: Erik Bruhn/Royes Fernandez/Ted Kivitt/Bruce Marks/Ivan Nagy/Michael Smuin/Gayle Young

Wome: Eleanor D'Antuono/Carla Fracci/Cynthia Gregory/Toni Lander/Natalia Makarova/Mimi Paul/Lupe Serrano/Sallie Wilson


The Season

December 22: Special performance of Giselle "introducing Natalia Makarova with Erik Bruhn

December 23-27: Coppelia

December 29-January 10:

A Rose for Miss Emily (premiere - Agnes de Mille)

Ontogeny (premiere - Dennis Nahat)

Schubertiade (premiere - Michael Smuin)

Les Patineurs (revival - Frederick Ashton)

Miss Julie (revival - Birgit Cullberg)

"Plus 10 Repertoire Favoriites"


That was the ABT world that was 48 years ago!




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