Fall Benefits Preview: Trends in Decor, Entertainment, and More

August 29, 2013


Dancers en pointe
Ballet companies are also warming up for the fall-benefit season. New York's American Ballet Theatre hosts its big fall gala on October 30 and will offer a world-premiere performance of Alexei Ratmansky's The Tempest at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater. A gala dinner will follow the performance. Prior to the event, the company will host the “Stars Under the Stars” benefit at the Beverly Hills manse of Jeanne and Anthony Pritzker. In addition to cocktails and dinner, the night will also offer performances from the principal dancers, soloists, and corps de ballet.

While Chicago's Joffrey Ballet Company hosts its signature gala in the spring, the fall “Couture and Cocktails” benefit has grown increasingly popular. This year's event will take place at a new venue, Park West, on October 4. Presenting sponsor Neiman Marcus will provide ballet-inspired looks for a runway show in which ballet trainees will act as models. Looks will also include actual costumes from past ballet productions.