American Masters

 
  

American Ballet Theatre: A History

Delve into the rich, 75-year history of one of the world’s preeminent ballet companies. Ric Burns’ documentary combines intimate rehearsal footage, virtuoso performances and interviews with American Ballet Theatre’s key figures: artists pivotal to the company’s formation, including Alicia Alonso and the late Donald Saddler and Frederic Franklin; contemporary luminaries, including dancers Susan Jaffe and Julie Kent, choreographer Alexei Ratmansky and artistic director Kevin McKenzie; past and present stars Misty Copeland, Gillian Murphy, Marcelo Gomes and Hee Seo.

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ABOUT AMERICAN MASTERS

American Masters is a biographical series examining the lives, works, and creative processes of our most outstanding cultural artists — both a celebration and an exploration of creativity in America.

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