May 28, 2011

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This Special One-Time-Only Program Initiated by Peter Martins will be supervised by Soloist Adrian Danchig-Waring and Corps Member Amanda Hankes with proceeds benefiting NYCB’s Dancers’ Emergency Fund

Special Pricing of $50 for the Orchestra,

First, Second, and Third Rings, and $25 for All Other Locations

New York City Ballet will present its third Dancers’ Choice program on Sunday, June 12 at 7:30 PM. A benefit for NYCB’s Dancers’ Emergency Fund, the event was conceived by NYCB’s Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins in 2008 to give the Company’s dancers an opportunity to plan a NYCB performance. This year Soloist Adrian Danchig-Waring and Corps de Ballet member Amanda Hankes will oversee the evening’s programming and casting, as well as the marketing and promotional efforts.

The framework for this year’s programming will be the role of the “muse” in art. The evening will specifically explore the theme of woman as muse- a sentiment echoed in Balanchine’s famous quote “Ballet is Woman”- as well as demonstrate the theme of Stravinsky as muse- a nod towards Balanchine’s frequent collaborator. These themes will be showcased during the evening’s performance in a series of pas de deux selections from George Balanchine’s Agon, Angelin Preljocaj’s La Stravaganza, and the only performance this season of Christopher Wheeldon’s Liturgy. The evening will also include George Balanchine’s iconic works Apollo, and Rubies from Jewels, as well as exciting debut performances in nearly every role.

As in previous years, the evening will also showcase the dancers’ off stage talents featuring a Dancers’ Choice logo painted by Danchig-Waring, video content and accompanying soundtrack produced by the dancers, and a souvenir program with photographs by Principal Dancers Janie Taylor and Wendy Whelan.  

The Dancers’ Choice evening will feature special ticket prices of $50 for the Orchestra, First, Second, and Third Rings, and $25 for all other locations. Proceeds from the evening will support NYCB’s Dancers’ Emergency Fund, which was initiated in 1980 by Jerome Robbins to assist individual dancers who have had personal emergencies or unexpected hardships.

Tickets to all performances and events are available at the David H. Koch Theater Box Office, and via Center Charge at 212-721-6500. All performances will take place at the David H. Koch Theater (located at Columbus Avenue and 63rd Street). For more information on any New York City Ballet performance visit, or call 212-870-5570. For more information and to purchase tickets for Dancers’ Choice visit

Major support for Dancers’ Choice and the Dancers’ Emergency Fund is provided by The Jerome Robbins Foundation, Gillian Attfield, Arlene C. Cooper, and The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation.

Major annual funding for New York City Ballet is provided by:

Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Foundation

Harriet Ford Dickenson Foundation/Miss Gillian Attfield

Mary P. Oenslager Foundation Fund of the New York Community Trust

Denise Sobel and Norman Keller

The Rockefeller Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Solomon

John L. and Barbara Vogelstein

John L. and Sue Ann Weinberg Foundation

Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin

Public support for NYCB is provided by:

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

National Endowment for the Arts

New York State Council on the Arts

Major support for new work is provided by:

Members of the New Combinations Fund

The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation

Rudolf Nureyev Fund for Emerging Choreographers:

Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation

Harriet Ford Dickenson Foundation

Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Foundation

New York City Ballet gratefully acknowledges the Lila Acheson and DeWitt Wallace Endowment Fund, which provides support for new work and audience development.

New York City Ballet’s musical leadership is endowed in part by the Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro Fund for Musical Excellence.

The creation and performance of works by Peter Martins is funded in part by an endowment gift from the Solomon family, given in loving memory of Carolyn B. Solomon.

New York City Ballet’s performances of works by George Balanchine are supported in part by the Balanchine Production Fund, an endowment created through The Campaign for New York City Ballet.

American Airlines is the official airline of New York City Ballet

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  1. cloudia Says:

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