Join American Ballet Theatre for a spectacular Fall Season as the Company concludes its 75th Anniversary celebration with an exciting all-new commission by Mark Morris, as well as Company Premieres of Frederick Ashton's modernistic Monotones I and II, George Balanchine's virtuosic showpiece, Valse-Fantaisie, and Principal Dancer Marcelo Gomes' AfterEffect. For two weeks only from October 21 through November 1, ABT's world-class dancers bring their dramatic artistry and thrilling bravura to such audience favorites as Twyla Tharp's impressively large The Brahms-Haydn Variations, Paul Taylor's homage to post-World War II America, Company B, Alexei Ratmansky's Piano Concerto #1, Kurt Jooss' powerfully dramatic, The Green Table and Michel Fokine's soaring tale of romance, Le Spectre de la Rose. Reserve your seats today!
The 2015-16 Season is flush with treasures from the Company’s diverse repertoire — 56 ballets, including an astonishing seven world premieres. Just as impressive is a musical repertory with 45 composers, two newly commissioned scores, and the debut of recently appointed Music Director Andrew Litton. Fall opens September 22 with a week-long run of Peter Martins' Swan Lake. Seven world premieres from Justin Peck, Troy Schumacher, Robert Binet, Myles Thatcher, Kim Brandstrup, and Christopher Wheeldon — plus commissioned scores from Bryce Dessner and Ellis Ludwig-Leone and an artistic collaboration with visual artist Marcel Dzama — highlight the Company’s commitment to the creation of new works. Other highlights include beloved classics from Balanchine and Robbins, encore performances of Peter Martins' La Sylphide, and Balanchine's opulent masterpiece Jewels. Subscriptions are available now and single tickets for the full season go on sale August 2.
On November 17 through 22, The Joyce Theater Foundation is proud to present Twyla Tharp, one of the century’s most treasured artists, as she celebrates fifty years of dance making. The double bill of premieres begins with a vibrant introductory FANFARE followed by PRELUDES AND FUGUES, set to J.S. Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier. The dance radiates with Tharp’s generous spirit, humanity, and rigor. YOWZIE, the second premiere, is a humorous work set to a wild, raucous, and jazzy score. With immaculate technique, Tharp’s hand chosen and meticulously rehearsed group brings her choreography to life as Tharp turns her decades of experience—dances for Hollywood films, television, and the Broadway stage, ballets, modern dances—into proof that time is her partner as she continues to expand her singular imagination.
Tschaikovsky's beloved melodies will transport you to a magical world where mischievous mice besiege a battalion of toy soldiers, and an onstage blizzard leads to an enchanted Land of Sweets. Whether it's a first-time experience or an annual treat, don't miss the hottest holiday ticket in town. The 2014-15 performances of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ are generously sponsored by Travelers Companies, Inc.
THERE WAS A TIME when the world was full of beauty and wonder. When heroes split mountains and swam with dragons. When divine beings walked the earth and emperors ruled under the will of heaven. When people lived in harmony with the universe and believed in a connection between all things. Shen Yun brings this lost world to life with unrivaled mastery. Every movement, every musical note, makes this a stunning visual and emotional experience you won’t find anywhere else. With the richly expressive art of classical Chinese dance, groundbreaking musical compositions, and cutting-edge, interactive stage effects, Shen Yun is leaving millions around the world in awe.
PAUL TAYLOR’S AMERICAN MODERN DANCE returns March 16-April 3. The Paul Taylor Dance Company performs the premieres of Taylor’s Sullivaniana, set to Gilbert & Sullivan overtures, and Dilly Dilly, set to Burl Ives’s songs, along with 14 Taylor classics. In a Company first, the Taylor dancers perform Martha Graham’s Diversion of Angels and premieres of commissioned works made on them by Larry Keigwin and Doug Elkins. Dayton Contemporary Dance Company performs Donald McKayle’s Rainbow ’Round My Shoulder. Every program features live music performed by Orchestra of St. Luke’s conducted by Donald York, and guest artists include St. George’s Choral Society and Soprano Devon Guthrie. Terry Teachout calls Paul Taylor “the world’s greatest living artist, irrespective of medium.”