When the stage is clear, we’ll be ready…
To our AMB family:
While we had a fantastic Season 11 planned, the pandemic has put us in a very difficult position, limiting both our ability to rehearse together and to perform in a theater setting. While some community activities have resumed, professional dance involves many hours of intense physical activity at close quarters.
Putting the safety of our dancers and our community first, we must cancel our performances for the remainder of 2020. The decision to cancel the performances was a tough one, but necessary due to the level of risk associated with staging and performing large-scale dance productions in the midst of the current pandemic.
Not only are we incredibly sad that we can’t perform for you, but the lost ticket revenue from last spring, and now the fall and Nutcracker, is a devastating financial blow.
We are facing over half a million dollars in lost revenue.
Your support of the AMB Relief Fund will help see us through this difficult period. Gifts of all sizes will help offset these losses and allow us to support our amazing dancers and staff as much as we can in this challenging time, as well as fund our return to the stage when it’s safe to do so.
Our hearts couldn’t be more full due to the outpouring of kindness we’ve received since the pandemic began from our incredible AMB fans, subscribers, and sponsors. Although this is a difficult time, we are comforted knowing our AMB community will not be put in harm’s way.
Until we can return to our regular stages – and we will! – we are finding innovative ways to safely share the magic of dance with our community. Our professional dancers will be taking daily company class together online and collaborating virtually on a range of exciting educational and artistic projects that we’ll be announcing soon.
Thank you so much for your understanding and support.
American Midwest Ballet
To current ticket holders: We would be so grateful if you would consider donating your tickets in this critical time. Please contact Sarah Maloney, firstname.lastname@example.org, to turn your tickets into a gift of support for the ballet. Refunds for all other ticket purchases will be processed the week of August 17.