On April 23 through 27, The Joyce Theater Foundation is proud to present Snow White, performed by Ballet Preljocaj and featuring over the top costumes by Jean Paul Gaultier. "Never has death-by-poison-apple been so shocking," proclaims the Los Angeles Times. "Never have we seen Snow White in such a low-cut dress," declares Le Monde about this gripping contemporary romantic ballet created by acclaimed choreographer Angelin Preljocaj. Set to the lush music of Gustav Mahler and focusing on the tension between the wicked stepmother and the younger, more sensually provocative Snow White, this enthralling production turns the classic Grimm Brothers tale on its head.
Tschaikovsky's beloved melodies will transport you to a magical world where mischievous mice besiege a battalion of 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 2013 performances of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ are presented by Travelers.
Embark on an extraordinary journey through ancient dynasties and heavenly realms, where legends and classic heroes spring to life. Set to dazzling animated backdrops, timeless ethnic and folk dances fill the stage with color and energy. The leaps and flips of Shen Yun's aerial masters, thundering battle drums, and singers' soaring voices converge in an unforgettable experience. Based in New York, Shen Yun has become a global sensation, reviving China's 5,000 years of divine culture once almost lost. The production's core is classical Chinese dance with its explosive techniques, synchronized movements, and expressive powers. Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett calls it "An extraordinary experience," and Donna Karan, "mesmerizing." Shen Yun returns to Lincoln Center with an all-new 2014 program.
The centerpiece of any NYCB season is new work, and Winter 2014 brings NYCB audiences two world premieres from The Royal Ballet's Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett and NYCB Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins. Two beloved Balanchine full-lengths - the exquisite Jewels and the romantic, comedic Coppélia - and 20 additional ballets on eight thrilling programs round out the rest of the six-week season.
The Paul Taylor Dance Company, directed by the greatest living pioneer of American modern dance, celebrates its Diamond Anniversary in 2014. The Company's three-week season features a World Premiere and the New York Premiere of American Dreamer, set to songs by Stephen Foster and sung by Thomas Hampson. The repertoire also includes many of the greatest dances from Mr. Taylor's 60-year career, with a knockout Gala performance on March 13 that features Cloven Kingdom, Sunset and Piazzolla Caldera. Other highlights include the return of the erotic Private Domain, anti-imperialist Banquet of Vultures, side-splitting Funny Papers and heart-breaking Sunset, and such evergreen works as Airs, Arden Court, Black Tuesday, Cloven Kingdom, Dust, Esplanade, Mercuric Tidings and Piazzolla Caldera.
Following its remarkable engagements of The Peony Pavilion and Silk Road at Lincoln Center, China Arts and Entertainment Group returns with the U.S. premiere of a new dance theater piece: The Red Dress, at the David H. Koch Theater from March 6-9.