The Kaatsbaan International Dance presents its Rock the Kaatsbaan! Gala event on Saturday, November 16. Celebrating the culmination of Kaatsbaan’s 20th residency season, the event features world-renowned dancers Stella Abrera (American Ballet Theatre) and Robbie Fairchild (An American in Paris) performing original choreography by Emmy-nominated Sonya Tayeh. The rich program also includes the central pas de deux from Alexei Ratmansky’s The Seasons, Martha Graham Dance Company principal Ben Shultz, She’s a Rainbow by former ABT dancer Melanie Hamrick set to the Rolling Stones, New York City Ballet principal dancers Maria Kowroski and Tyler Angle in Balanchine’s Chaconne, the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company in Escapades by Amy Hall Garner (of Beyoncé’s The Mrs. Carter Show world tour) and more. There will be a special silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind cultural experiences. Tickets are on sale now, including VIP options and special artist rates.
Kaatsbaan brings dancers of many styles from all over the world to create, rehearse and perform on its 153-acre east-of-the-Hudson property formerly owned by Eleanor Roosevelt’s grandparents in Tivoli. The center features dance studios and accommodations in the renovated buildings that include a barn designed by architect Stanford White.
Rock the Kaatsbaan! Gala, Saturday, Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m., Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, 120 Broadway, Tivoli, (845) 757-5106, www.kaatsbaan.org