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Here/Now No. 1: Wheeldon at New York City Ballet

David H. Koch Theater

https://www.nycballet.com/

20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

From a breakthrough contemporary work, Polyphonia, to his most recent creation, American Rhapsody, we salute Christopher Wheeldon in our second ever program dedicated exclusively to his NYCB roots. — nycballet

Here/Now No. 2: Ratmansky at New York City Ballet

David H. Koch Theater

https://www.nycballet.com/

20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

A contemporary piece of compelling humanity unites with a monumental work of stylized dances distilled from a story ballet for a program from “the finest Russian choreographer since George Balanchine” (The New York Times). — nycballet

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org/

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s bold vision and unique brand of contemporary ballet, showcasing a European sensibility glossed with American ebullience, have fostered a jewel of a dance company in the American West. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Company maintains ...

Review: 'Bandstand' Dances, But Doesn't Always Deliver

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, April 27, 2017 There are so many elements to be savored in the new Broadway production Bandstand. First and foremost is the wonderfully inventive choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, who also serves as the show’s director. It was great fun to watch ...

Review: 'Six Degrees of Separation' Sparks a Connection

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, April 26, 2017 Oh, that Allison Janney. She can do more with one little finger than most performers can manage with their entire bodies. And that voice. That deep, dry, hilarious, wonderful voice. She’s one of that rare ones who can ...

#MakeItMagnifique: Tea and Cheese at the French Cheese Board in ...

By Natasha Nesic, Contributing Writer, April 26, 2017 Sometimes joy comes sliced between poached pears and baguette. So it is at the French Cheese Board, a tender slice of SoHo at 41 Spring Street. Polyglot gourmand Charles Duque created this permanent pop-up to communicate the creamy wonder of ...

100 Days, Funding and a Shutdown - We've Seen It Before ...

By Mark McLaren with Helaine Feldman, Contributing Writer, April 26, 2017 There is, if you can believe it, even greater scrutiny on President Trump this week as he approaches his first 100 days in office, and as he and Congress haggle over funding a wall, Obamacare, and the ...

Jazz Notes: Jazz Icon Ella Fitzgerald Honored With NYC Mayoral ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, April 25 2017 Even though the legendary Ella Fitzgerald died in 1996 at her home in Beverley Hills, she was a bona fide New Yorker throughout her remarkable career. Her story as The First Lady of Song began at the Apollo Theater ...

Review: 'Anastasia'—A Little Girl's Dream Comes True

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, April 25, 2017 Walking into the Broadhurst Theatre I felt like a little girl at Christmas. I was finally going to see my favorite childhood movie come to life onstage. Anastasia, directed by Darko Tresnjak, boasting a book by Terrence McNally with ...

Review: 'The Antipodes' Tells Us Stories About Stories

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, April 25, 2017 There are stories. And there are stories about stories. There are stories that number stories, that outline stories, that list stories. Somehow, The Antipodes, the new play by Annie Baker, directed by Lila Neugebauer at the Signature Theater, is ...

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair Comes to Brooklyn In May

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, April 25, 2017 The third year of this up and coming fair brings a wide range of contemporary art from the African continent and its diaspora on May 5-7, 2017. You will see work from Senegal, Ghana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, ...

Review: The New York Pops Bridges the Generation Gap

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, April 24, 2017 As the older generation always says “I don’t understand what those kids are listening to these days.” I grew up in a household where I thought my parents' music wasn’t only good, but probably better than the ...

Review: Dance Theatre of Harlem Continues Its Legacy

By Mercedes Vizcaino, Contributing Writer, April 24, 2017 Founded in 1969 and inspired by the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the Dance Theatre of Harlem was established as a beacon of hope for young people. Through training in classical art form, instilling discipline and focus, a challenged ...

Here/Now No. 3: Peck at New York City Ballet

David H. Koch Theater

https://www.nycballet.com

20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

In a rapid rise since his first NYCB work, Resident Choreographer Justin Peck is on track to premiere his fourteenth ballet for the Company by the end of the 2016-17 Season. We amass a selection of his repertory for our first all-Peck program, starting with his ...

Limón Dance Company at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

In a program highlighted by musicality, athleticism, and drama, the contemporary emerges out of the classics in the Limón Dance Company’s first Joyce season under its new artistic director, Colin Connor. The dramatically luminous and sharply etched Night ...

Spring Gala at New York City Ballet

David H. Koch Theater

https://www.nycballet.com/

20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Seizing the momentum of the Here/Now Festival, the 2017 Spring Gala features a world premiere from Alexei Ratmansky, joining his four preceding works for the Company, also onstage during the four-week festival.

Jeu de Cartes
Music by: Igor Stravinsky

Here/Now No. 4 at New York City Ballet with a Peck Premiere

David H. Koch Theater

https://www.nycballet.com

20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Drama sweeps the stage in this boundary pushing evening, accentuated by avant- garde costumes, an electro-orchestral score, haunting theatricality, and the rare sighting of a ballet performed in sneakers. — nycballet

Neverwhere (Muhly/Millepied)

New York City Ballet presents their ‘HERE/NOW’ Series No. 5 at David H. Koch Theater

David H. Koch Theater

https://www.nycballet.com/

20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

New work abounds in encore performances of season premieres from Principal Lauren Lovette, Corps Member Peter Walker, and Alexei Ratmansky, accompanied by the return of Peter Martins’ fleet-footed game of cards and Christopher Wheeldon’s touching pas de deux.

Jeu de ...

Richmond Ballet at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org/

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

In its 33rd year under Founding Artistic Director Stoner Winslett, Richmond Ballet returns to The Joyce for the first time since 2010 to perform four of the more than 60 works commissioned by the Company, none of which has been seen in New York before.  The eclectic ...

Here/Now No. 6 at New York City Ballet

David H. Koch Theater

https://www.nycballet.com/

20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

This diverse array traverses the visual spectrum, from the quiet, wistful longing invoked by The Blue of Distance to the boldly striking and ever-changing Kandinsky backdrop that sets the stage for the equally dynamic choreography of Pictures at an ...

Here/Now: No. 7 at New York City Ballet

David H. Koch Theater

https://www.nycballet.com

20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Three decades converge: from Martins’ 1991 non-stop and technically impressive Ash to the adventurous fraternity of Peck’s 2014 ‘Rode,o: Four Dance Episodes, this program also sees the return of Bigonzetti’s 2008 Oltremare, evoking ...

Here/Now: No. 8 at New York City Ballet

David H. Koch Theater

https://www.nycballet.com/

20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Jorma Elo’s eight fearless dancers, Lynne Taylor-Corbett’s intersection of light and shadow, and Peter Martins’ meditative choreography share the stage with a world premiere reuniting Justin Peck with Sufjan Stevens. The indie singer/ songwriter will contribute ...

American Ballet Theatre: Don Quixote at The Met

The Metropolitan Opera

https://www.metopera.org/Season/2017-abt/Don-Quixote/

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

The knight-errant of la Mancha, Don Quixote, and his devoted squire, Sancho Panza, are positively heroic when it comes to aiding the spirited maiden Kitri and her charming “amour” in Cervantes’s sweeping tale of romance and chivalry. From the bravura dancing of the fiery toreador Espada to ...

Here/Now: No. 9 at New York City Ballet

David H. Koch Theater

https://www.nycballet.com

20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Nowhere else can you find a program featuring six ballets by six different choreographers. Spanning the powerful athleticism of Red Angels to the poignantly searching Polaris, this varied sextet concludes with Concerto DSCH‘s waves of ...

Parsons Dance at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org/

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

“This is a ‘dance your heart out’ (at all times, no excuses) kind of enterprise,” says The New York Times about Parsons Dance, who displays its blend of athleticism and stunning ensemble work in the New York premiere of David Parsons’ work created ...

Here/Now: No. 10 at New York City Ballet

David H. Koch Theater

https://www.nycballet.com/

20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

If you missed their fall and winter debuts, this program provides encores of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s and Pontus Lidberg’s world premieres, coupled with two acclaimed works, Peter Martins’ thrilling Fearful Symmetries and Kim Brandstrup’s noir-style ...

ABTKids at The Met

The Metropolitan Opera

http://www.metopera.org/Season/2017-abt/ABT-Kids/

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

ABTKids, a playful one-hour program geared towards children, returns to the Metropolitan Opera House for another sparkling year. We introduce future fans to the joys of movement, costumes, music and sets as the Company presents bite-sized clips from the season. Performance begins at 11:30am. ...

American Ballet Theatre’s Gala at The Met

The Metropolitan Opera

https://www.metopera.org/Season/2017-abt/ABT-Gala/

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Join ABT for the New York Premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s full-length Whipped Cream, featuring Richard Strauss’s score and all-new production designs by Mark Ryden, followed by dining and dancing. The performance begins at 6:30pm. — ...

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at New York City Ballet

David H. Koch Theater

https://www.nycballet.com/

20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Behind an ivied curtain lies Shakespeare’s gossamer world of magic and merriment. A cherished springtime tradition, this bewitching tale entangles and enthralls with its feuding fairy kingdoms and quixotic lovers for the quintessential romantic comedy. — ...

American Ballet Theatre: Whipped Cream at The Met

The Metropolitan Opera

https://www.metopera.org/Season/2017-abt/Whipped-Cream/

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

A dollop of delightful whimsy, this thoroughly inventive full-length premiere springs from the imagination of Artist-in-Residence Alexei Ratmansky and pop surrealist visionary Mark Ryden. In this fantastical confection, a young boy overindulges at a Viennese pastry shop and falls into a ...

DanceAfrica 2017 at BAM – School-Time Performances

Peter Jay Sharp Building at BAM

http://www.bam.org/

30 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217

America’s largest festival of African dance turns 40 this year, and the celebrations will offer students an unparalleled look at the cultural traditions of Africa and the African diaspora. Transform your students’ understanding of rhythm, music, and dance and get ...

American Ballet Theatre: Giselle at The Met

The Metropolitan Opera

https://www.metopera.org/Season/2017-abt/Giselle/

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

The epitome of Romantic ballet, this heart-rending tale of unrequited love, remorse, and forgiveness perfectly fuses music, movement, and drama. The role of Giselle requires an exquisite stylist with daring dramatic and technical skills, creating a compelling portrait of the innocent, yet ...

DanceAfrica 2017 at BAM

BAM - Howard Gilman Opera House

http://www.bam.org/

30 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217

Forty years ago, West African rhythms exploded onto the Opera House stage for the first time. Since then, DanceAfrica has evolved into America’s largest festival of African and diasporic performance, hosting companies from all over the world every Memorial Day ...

Rioult Dance NY at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org/

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

For more than 20 years, Pascal Rioult has made a “distinctive impact” (The New York Times) on the dance scene. Thrilling audiences throughout the world, his company, RIOULT Dance NY continues to deliver “powerful, emotionally moving” (Durham ...

Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg at New York City Center

New York City Center

http://www.nycitycenter.org/

131 West 55th Street, New York City, NY 10019

Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg returns to City Center with two full-length ballets that typify Boris Eifman’s singular gift for creating powerful, provocative dance works. Inspired by the tragic life of ballerina Olga Spessivtseva, the 1997 ballet Red ...

Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg in 40th Anniversary North American Tour at City Center

New York City Center

http://www.nycitycenter.org/

131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg returns to City Center with two full-length ballets that typify Boris Eifman’s singular gift for creating powerful, provocative dance works. Inspired by the tragic life of ballerina Olga Spessivtseva, the 1997 ...

Ballet Tech Kids Dance at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org/

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

KIDS DANCE, called “a New York City treasure” by The New York Times, makes its annual visit to The Joyce where Ballet Tech’s remarkably poised, scrupulously schooled, and impeccably rehearsed whiz-kid dancers work all year to dance for audiences young ...

American Ballet Theatre: Onegin at The Met

The Metropolitan Opera

https://www.metopera.org/Season/2017-abt/Onegin/

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Pushkin’s great verse novel, Eugene Onegin, is interpreted with flawless storytelling skill by John Cranko. With a wealth of magical moments, this compelling tale features an unusual twist of double unrequited love—while the high-handed Onegin at first spurns the young, naive ...

MOMIX at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org/

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

In Opus Cactus, Moses Pendleton brings the landscape of the American Southwest to life with his signature illusionistic style, creating images that “explode with a sense of magic, danger, sensuality, quirkiness, humor, and beauty” (The New York ...

American Ballet Theatre: Tchaikovsky Spectacular at The Met

The Metropolitan Opera

https://www.metopera.org/Season/2017-abt/Tchaikovsky-Spectacular/

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

No other composer in history has written more beloved music for the ballet than Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky. ABT presents a sparkling showcase of breathtaking athleticism and lyrical beauty in these works inspired by the composer’s genius:

Souvenir d’un lieu cher | Alexei ...

Emery LeCrone DANCE at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org/

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

The way a dancer holds her head, her hand — there’s an intention behind that gesture. . . those are the small details I hope end up translating to the audience — I hope that people can feel the emotion behind them.” – Emery LeCrone

Claudia Schreier & Company at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org/

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

The New York Times) is “making waves,” declares Dance Magazine. For its Joyce Theater debut, Claudia Schreier & Company presents dancers from New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Los Angeles Ballet and other leading companies in a ...

Cirio Collective at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org/

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

Cirio Collective, founded by American Ballet Theatre principal Jeffrey Cirio and his sister, Boston Ballet Principal Lia Cirio, was created in the summer of 2015 to explore and develop new choreography.  Cirio approaches this season with a special focus on exploring ...

Gemma Bond at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org/

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

Gemma Bond had her first taste of choreography at the young age of 13 and later returned to the craft when she joined American Ballet Theatre, in 2008. In her Joyce debut, produced by Intermezzo Dance, she presents two evenings of dance featuring her new and ...

Amy Seiwert’s Imagery at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org/

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

Amy Seiwert returns to The Joyce with her contemporary ballet company, Imagery and her first evening-length ballet, which is set to Franz Schubert’s voice and piano cycle Winterreise, commissioned by The Joyce Theater. A dramatic monologue portraying a ...