Planning for the Cul Pas 2012

30 Dec

by Kate Offerdahl

One of ABT’s favorite events of the year is the Culinary Pas de Deux, a glamorous night of dancing, dining, and fun. Guests gather together with ABT Company members to enjoy tastings from top NYC restaurants, sip wine pairings and specialty cocktails, and dance the night away! The next “Cul Pas” is taking place on Monday March 12th, 2012, but the Special Events Department has been hard at work planning for this event for months.

As interns, Katie Kantor and I have gotten a first-hand look at all of the steps to organizing an event as big as this one. We’ve been in contact with restaurants, chefs, and bartenders; reached out to local businesses for gift bag donations; helped guests purchase tickets and get information; and worked with ABT dancers (Marcelo Gomes and Craig Salstein) to promote the event. The Saturday afternoon we spent with Marcelo and Craig was one of the most hilarious of the semester! After incidents with cue cards, desk lamps, cupcakes, and a dog… we finally produced a promotional video for the event (check it out below!). I think I will always have the line “Don’t forget your dancing shoes!” stuck in my head. J

Though the Cul Pas will be taking place in March after the internship semester is completed, I know that our hard work will produce a wonderful event. Hopefully, ABT will let Katie and I return for the night to help out and “dance the night away” with our new company friends. Don’t miss this amazing night!

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