Presented as part of "2013 - The Year of Italian Culture in the United States"
Roberto Bolle and Friends GalaNew York City Center (131 W 55th St New York, NY 10019 (212) 581-1212) Map it $25
The tall, incredibly good-looking Roberto Bolle is known as both a ballet dancer and model. While that's enough for admittance to Fashion Week A-list events, he gave an impressive performance and display of partnering skills in Alexi Ratmansky's new "Symphony #9" during ABT's' Spring Season. Now he brings his annual "Friends" Gala to NYC for the first time. Joining the La Scala-trained dancer are colleagues from Saint Petersburg, San Francisco, Stuttgart, Berlin, Munich, and ABT. A series of classical and contemporary duets and solos are programmed, including Bolle's signature "Prototype" - a solo danced against, and with, a multimedia background.