New York City Ballet pre-performance special programs

May 9, 2012

Press Releases

New York City Ballet pre-performance special programs for both children and adults taking place from Saturday May 12-Saturday, May 19.

SATURDAY, MAY 12, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

BALLET FOR YOUNG PEOPLE: AN EXPLORATION OF CHOREOGRAPHY

NYCB Principal Dancers Sterling Hyltin and Robert Fairchild lead this onstage interactive demonstration about choreography especially designed for family audiences. Program is appropriate for children four and older and will feature excerpts performed by NYCB’s dancers and live music from members of the NYCB Orchestra.  Repertory will include excerpts from George Balanchine’s Serenade, Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free, and Christopher Wheeldon’s DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse and Les Carillons.

Ticket required: $20 (per person, both children and adults)

Location: David H. Koch Theater (Entrance at West 63rd Street and Columbus Avenue)

 

SATURDAY, MAY 12, 5:30 PM

PRE-PERFORMANCE INSIGHTS SEMINAR:  THE ARTISTS’ PERSPECTIVE

NYCB Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins, NYCB Principal Dancer Wendy Whelan, composer Nico Muhly, and choreographer Alexei Ratmansky discuss dance in the 21st Century.

FREE Event, Ticket required*

Location: David H. Koch Theater (Entrance at West 63rd Street and Columbus Avenue)

 

TUESDAY, MAY 15, 6:15 PM

PRE-PERFORMANCE INSIGHTS SEMINAR:  MEET THE DANCERS

NYCB dancers share their perspective on 21st-century choreography, discuss the process of creating new work with today’s generation of choreographers, and provide insight into the life of a professional dancer.

FREE Event, Ticket required*

Location: David H. Koch Theater (Entrance at West 63rd Street and Columbus Avenue)

 

SATURDAY MAY 19, 5:00 PM

PRE-PERFORMANCE INSIGHTS SEMINAR:  MAKING NEW WORK

An onstage panel discussion exploring how emerging choreographers develop their skills with panelists including NYCB Ballet Master and Assistant Artistic Director of The New York Choreographic Institute Richard Tanner and choreographers Emery LeCrone and NYCB corps de ballet member Justin Peck. This event will include a preview of some of Peck’s most recent work.

FREE Event, Ticket required*

Location: David H. Koch Theater (Entrance at West 63rd Street and Columbus Avenue)

 

 

Please visit New York City Ballet’s website for additional program information.

 

Tickets are available at the David H. Koch Theater box office, online at nycballet.com, or by calling 212-496-0600.

 

*Programs subject to change. Please note that tickets for Free Events are subject to a $2 charge/fee when ordered by phone or online. There is no charge when ordering a Free Event ticket in person at the David H. Koch Theater. Standard fees apply when ordering performance tickets.

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