The Final Round (April 15) features the world’s top young dance students in a thrilling final round of the YAGP international ballet competition. Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow Gala (April 16) is a spectacular evening of dance featuring stars of the world’s most prominent ballet companies alongside top finalists of the YAGP ballet competition. Highlights: US, NY and World premieres, NY debuts, and Paloma Herrera in one of her last performances before retiring from ABT. David Hallberg presents: "LEGACY" (April 17) - celebrated ballet star David Hallberg offers an intimate look at world-renowned ballet companies where he has performed and which have left indelible impressions on him as an artist. Don’t miss a chance to see varied and rarely seen contemporary works, many never seen in NYC!
For the first time ever in North America, the complete film trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, will be presented live, in concert, April 7-12, 2015. Beneath a giant screen, the Academy Award-winning scores by Howard Shore will be performed by 250 musicians, on stage, including symphony orchestra, chorus and soloists. Two complete trilogies, Wednesday-Friday, April 8-10, and Saturday-Sunday, April 11-12.
On June 23 through 28, The Joyce Theater Foundation is proud to present The Royal Ballet in its first New York appearance since 2004. The engagement opens with a gala performance of Frederick Ashton’s The Dream, featuring some of the choreographer’s "most quirkily beautiful choreography" (The Guardian, London). Inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the work will also appear on a program with Kenneth MacMillan’s Song of the Earth. The third program is a mixed bill devoted to Wayne McGregor’s Infra; Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety; and Divertissements, highlights from the company ’s repertory that include the central pas de deux from Royal Ballet Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon’s Aeternum.
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