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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Announces 2013/2014 Dance Series

by Michelle Tabnick
July 30, 2013
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
2900 Campus Road
Brooklyn, NY 11210
718-951-4500
Featuring Savion Glover, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company,
Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia, and more!
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College is pleased to announce its 2013-2014 world dance series. Since the inception of the dance series in 1966, more than 175 regional, national and international companies have premiered new works. This year's lineup includes Savion Glover's newest show STePz, the Nai-Ni Chin Dance Company performing a Lunar New Year Celebration, the Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia, and the Russian National Ballet Theatre's production of The Sleeping Beauty. These companies reflect the artistic excellence and cultural diversity to which Brooklyn Center is dedicated. Tickets to Brooklyn Center's world dance series range from $30-$45 with a 50% discount for children ages 12 and under.

Brooklyn Center will also present two dance performances for children: a free lecture/demonstration entitled The Beauty of Ballet, presented in partnership with The School of American Ballet, and their annual presentation of Dance Theatre in Westchester's family-friendly The Colonial Nutcracker.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' 2013-2014 dance events include:
• Savion Glover's STePz
• Dance Theatre in Westchester's The Colonial Nutcracker
• Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company's Lunar New Year Celebration
• Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia
The Beauty of Ballet (co-presented with the School of American Ballet)
• Russian National Ballet Theatre's The Sleeping Beauty

For a complete listing of Brooklyn Center's 2013-2014 season, visit www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org.

Savion Glover's STePz
Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 8pm
From his Broadway debut at age 12 to his 1996 Tony Award for Best Choreography, Savion Glover has single-handedly revitalized and redefined the art of tap dancing. In his latest production, STePz, this international superstar and his ensemble of dancers (TLHS) fuses traditional music selections of the past with Glover's self-proclaimed tap style and energy of the future. Experience the infinite versatility and virtuosity of Savion Glover's genius as Brooklyn Center opens its 59th season.
Tickets: $45 orchestra, $36 mezzanine

The Colonial Nutcracker
Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 2pm
An annual holiday favorite, Dance Theatre in Westchester performs its family-friendly, full-length version of Tchaikovsky's ballet set in wintry colonial Yorktown, complete with a red-coated mouse army, an enchanted nutcracker prince, and simultaneous narration to help young audience members enjoy this timeless classic. Recommended for ages four and up.
Tickets: $10

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company's
Lunar New Year Celebration

Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 3pm
Celebrate the Year of the Horse with this colorful performance that weaves the grace and splendor of traditional Chinese arts with the contemporary freedom of American modern dance. Recipient of China's prestigious Golden Lotus Award, choreographer Nai-Ni Chen and her company will take you on a visually delightful, culturally rich tour of this dynamic 3,000-year-old civilization.
Tickets: $30

Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia
Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 8pm
Like a Russian fairy tale come to life, this company of 55 dancers and musicians incorporates colorful folkloric costumes, thrilling choreography, and an orchestra of national folk instruments as it celebrates the rich cultural heritage of its native Siberia.
Tickets: $45 orchestra, $36 mezzanine

In collaboration with the School of American Ballet: The Beauty of Ballet
Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 2pm
Join students and faculty of the world-famous School of American Ballet (the official academy of New York City Ballet) in this program illustrating the process by which talented youngsters develop into accomplished classical ballet dancers. Your children will watch a "class" where training exercises and steps are demonstrated, and also enjoy excerpts from famous ballets. A free event recommended for ages four and up. General admission, no tickets issued.

Russian National Ballet Theatre's
The Sleeping Beauty

Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 3pm
With its fairy tale story and sumptuous score by Tchaikovsky, The Sleeping Beauty is undoubtedly one of the most popular full-length ballets of all time. Under the artistic direction of legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko, this internationally-acclaimed company recreates Petipa's masterful choreography in a lavish production.
Tickets: $45 orchestra, $36 mezzanine



Multibuy (three or four shows) and Megabuy packages (five or more shows) save up to 15% off individual ticket prices (not applicable to The Colonial Nutcracker, The Snow Maiden, Sid the Science Kid – Live!, or Target Storybook Series shows). Discounts available for seniors, students, Brooklyn College faculty/staff/alumni, and groups. $10 student rush tickets available day-of-show.

About Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
Founded in 1954, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents outstanding performing arts and arts education programs at affordable prices, embracing the diverse communities that define Brooklyn. Brooklyn Center welcomes over 65,000 people to the 2,400 seat Walt Whitman Theatre each season and boasts one of the largest arts education programs in the borough, serving 46,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools annually with its SchoolTime series.


Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2/5 trains to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue

Online orders: www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org.
Box Office: (718) 951-4500, Tuesday – Saturday, 1pm – 6pm
Groups of 15 or more: (718) 951-4600 x3331

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' programs are supported, in part, by public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Major support for the 2013-2014 season is provided by: Brooklyn College; Target; Con Edison; TD Bank; National Grid; Macy's Foundation; Mertz Gilmore Foundation; TD Charitable Foundation; the Herman Goldman Foundation; and The Harkness Foundation for Dance. Additional support provided by CNG Publications and The Brooklyn Eagle. The Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel is the official hotel of Brooklyn Center's 2013-2014 season. Backstage catering is graciously provided by Applebee's.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges generous support from New York State Assemblywomen Rhoda Jacobs and Helene E. Weinstein, New York City Councilman Albert Vann and the Department of Youth & Community Development, New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, and Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Kate Levin.
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