ABT PRIDE NIGHT Review by Celia Ipiotis

                                                     Lypsinka at ABT: Photo by Rosalie O'Connor

A particular lightness filled the lobby of the NY State Theater on Oct. 27, the first Pride Night celebrated by American Ballet Theater. People in sparkly clothes beamed and tipped glasses of bubbly prior to the performance featuring a very special guest appearance by Lypsinka--a renown downtown drag artist.

 Percolating with high energy and youthful joie de vive, Bernstein in a Bubble choreographed by Alexi Ratmansky to Leonard Bernstein's "Divertimento" kicked off the festivities. A tumble of dancers swing through jazzy, slinky steps with a nod towards "West Side Story." The playground jauntiness broke into smaller groups including a warm, bonding male duet. Read Full Review

                 Jao Menegussi and Calvin Royal III in Touche: Photo by Rosalie O'Connor


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