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New York Theatre Ballet Announces 2014/2015 Season

by Michelle Tabnick
September 4, 2014
Central Park
92nd Street Y
New York Live Arts
Danspace
Carnegie Hall
Florence Gould Hall
New York Theatre Ballet announces the 2014-15 season, which will include a national tour and repertory performances at the 92nd Street Y (January 10-12, 2015), New York Live Arts (February 18-21, 2015) and Danspace (June 17-20, 2015). NYTB continues to maintain its association with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, and the Company's Once Upon A Ballet series for children will continue at Florence Gould Hall throughout the year. NYTB will also continue to offer its Free Ticket Program for families who are unable to afford to attend performances.

New York Theatre Ballet's 2014-15 Season includes:

- September 5-7, 2014 – "The Winter's Tale" – Shakespeare in the Park
- October 24-25, 2014 – Dance on a Shoestring & Halloween Party
- November 21-22, 2014 – Dance on a Shoestring
- November 29, 2014 – Keith Michael's "The Nutcracker" at Tarrytown Music Hall
- December 1-14, 2014 – Allied Tour of Keith Michael's "The Nutcracker"
- December 16 -18, 2014 – Keith Michael's "The Nutcracker" in Purchase, NY
- December 19-21, 2014 – Once Upon A Ballet Series – Keith Michael's "The Nutcracker"
- December 21, 2014 – "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall
- January 9-11, 2015 – 92nd Street Y
- January 23-24, 2015 – Dance on a Shoestring
- February 6-8, 2015 – Once Upon A Ballet Series – "Cinderella"
- February 16-22, 2015 – New York Live Arts
- February 27-28, 2015 – Dance on a Shoestring
- March 6-8, 2015 – Once Upon A Ballet Series – "GOOSE!"
- June 5-7, 2015 – Once Upon A Ballet Series – "Carnival of the Animals"
- June 17-20, 2015 – Danspace
- June 24-28, 2015 – "Cinderella" at Jacob's Pillow

New York Theatre Ballet in The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park!
September 5-7, 2014 at 8pm
Free Event
New York Theatre Ballet joins the cast of The Public Theater's musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale with choreography by Chase Brock. Performances are at the legendary Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

New York Theatre Ballet at 92nd Street Y
January 9-11, 2015
Tickets: $25
The program will feature the Broadway dances of Agnes de Mille, Rondo by Jerome Robbins, and a new work by Gemma Bond.

New York Theatre Ballet's Once Upon a Ballet Series of hour-long family ballets at Florence Gould Hall
Tickets: $35 Children & $40 Adults; Subscriptions $85-$130 (Early Bird); $90-$140
Keith Michael's The Nutcracker – December 19-21, 2015
New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) returns for a fourth year of Keith Michael's "The Nutcracker", an enchanting holiday ballet. From clockwork imps to a luminous owl that flies above the audience, mice dressed in polka dots and dancers dancing with huge chopsticks, this timeless, re-imagined classic bursts with energy and excitement. This holiday ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky's beloved score, is set in Art Nouveau style circa 1907 with innovative choreography by long-time NYTB choreographer, Keith Michael; set design by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith; and costumes by Resident Costume Designer of the Metropolitan Opera, Sylvia Nolan.
Cinderella – February 6-8, 2015
With a Dancing Clock, wacky Stepsisters and everyone's favorite princess, Cinderella features choreography by Donald Mahler, costumes by Metropolitan Opera's Resident Costume Designer, Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan and sets by Gillian Bradshaw Smith. Appropriate for girls and boys of all ages.
"GOOSE!" – March 6-8, 2015
The wit, wisdom, and whimsy of a lively baker's dozen of Mother Goose characters. They literally leap from the page to the stage to stir the imagination of the young and the young-of-heart – just as they have for centuries!
"Carnival of the Animals" – June 5-7, 2015
In a magical forest, Queen Diana and her shaggy lion rule a charming assortment of animals who live more or less peaceably until a pair of lost children wander in, and then the fun begins!

New York Theatre Ballet at New York Live Arts
February 18-21, 2015 at 7:30pm; February 21, 2015 at 2pm
Tickets: $25/$15
New York Theatre Ballet will present four ballets in an unforgettable evening. The program will include two world premieres by Nicolo Fonte and Pam Tanowitz. Nicolo Fonte is choreographing a 20-minute piece for four dancers inspired by the Brothers Grimm classic story "Hansel & Gretel" in a wholly contemporary esthetic, performed to a new score for piano and violin by Kevin Keller. Pam Tanowitz will create "One Plus One", a new 13-minute ballet for ten dancers set to the Andante movement of Beethoven's Sonata in D Major #15, which will be played live on piano two times at different tempos. The dance is based on the "pas de deux" and will be used as a metaphor for the age-old notion of unrequited love. The company will also revive Merce Cunningham's trio "Cross Currents", staged by Jennifer Goggans and with coaching by Carolyn Brown, performed to an arrangement by John Cage of Conlon Nancarrow's Rhythm Studies for Player Piano Nos. 1-6. The evening is completed by a revival of Keith Michael's "The Alice-In-Wonderland Follies", which Broadway World called "A fantastic production…there is no more delightful or charming production to be found in New York City."

ABOUT NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB), founded in 1978 by artistic director Diana Byer, is the most widely seen chamber ballet company in the United States and has been hailed by The New York Times as "an invaluable company." NYTB is dedicated to inspiring a love of dance in diverse audiences through performances of chamber ballet masterpieces and bold new works, as well as innovative one-hour ballets for children, all at affordable prices.

By pairing the ballets of legendary creators with those of contemporary visionaries, NYTB brings a new understanding and appreciation of dance. The approach to live performance for children is groundbreaking and unique. New York Theatre Ballet offers an annual series of hour-long ballets tailored to the attention span of young audience members, while offering high production values and clever choreography sophisticated enough for discerning parents.

NYTB is committed to reaching underserved audiences by performing in small cities throughout the U.S. Its professional school provides ballet training based on the Cecchetti syllabus. Classes are offered at affordable prices. Scholarships are awarded to talented homeless and underserved children along with support for well-rounded learning.
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