PARTIES

Opening Night for the American Ballet Theatre

Guests were not limited to socialites in ball gowns


What: The American Ballet Theatre Opening Night Fall Gala, sponsored by Clinique and Badgley Mischka.

Where: The David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.

When: Wednesday, October 30th

Who: Sigourney Weaver, Julia Koch, Bebe Neuwirth, Taye Diggs, Jessica Stam, Thom Browne, Crystal Renn, Olympic soccer player Kelley O’Hara—in case it wasn’t apparent, the ballet is no longer the sole purview of socialites in ball gowns.

Why: The evening’s program included two world premieres: “Piece d’Occasion,” choreographed by ABT principal dancer Marcelo Gomes, who later performed the role of Prospero in Alexei Ratmansky’s highly anticipated “The Tempest.” Prospero and Miranda escaped their magical island, but those who stayed for dinner found themselves a captive audience. Bronson Van Wyck transformed the promenade into a dark and tempestuous playground with an 180-foot mural of the sea, floor-to-ceiling cyclones and audiovisual effects like fog and lightning.

Photos: Opening Night for the American Ballet Theatre

Maryna Linchuk. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Jessica Stam, Nicky Hilton, and Alyssa Miller. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Bebe Neuwirth. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Genevieve Jones and Crystal Renn. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Sigourney Weaver. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Carlos Souza and Alix Devernoy. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Elettra Wiedemann. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Andrew Martin Weber, Christian Siriano, and Leslie Ziff. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Michelle Ochs. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Brian Atwood and Sutton Stracke. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Anh Duong. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Rachel Moore and Victoria Phillips. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Marjorie Gubelmann. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Fe Fendi and Chiu-Ti Jansen. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

. Photo by BFAnyc.com.Star Jones

Andrew Bolton and Thom Browne. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

James Whiteside. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Eli Mizrahi and Crystal Renn. Photo by BFAnyc.com.

Photo by BFAnyc.com.

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