ABT (Yes, Including Misty!) Will Perform on "Jimmy Kimmel Live"
Mmmmmm. There’s SO MUCH delicious late-night dance-y goodness happening.
A few days back, the one and only Misty Copeland chaînéd her way across the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” stage. Last night, newly minted MacArthur genius Michelle Dorrance tapped up a storm on that same dance-friendly floor. And on Monday, we’ll get a pretty spectacular addition to this string of late-night dance performances: Copeland and 15 (!) other American Ballet Theatre dancers will premiere a pièce d’occasion, choreographed by Ethan Stiefel, on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
Just how are 16 beautiful ballet people going to cram onto Kimmel’s Hollywood set? Well, actually, they’re not: The performance is happening during the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” team’s weeklong visit to the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House. (Kimmel is celebrating all things NYC during the BAM run; in addition to ABT, his lineup includes Big Apple heavies like Jay-Z, Bill Murray and Michael J. Fox.) And that means Kimmel fans will get to see Misty and crew as they’re meant to be seen: on a big, beautiful opera house stage.
Set your DVRs for Monday at 11:35 pm EST/10:35 pm CST. And in case you missed ’em, here are those recent late-night appearances by Copeland and Dorrance: