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New York Theatre Ballet's Dance on a Shoestring series continues Nov. 21

by Michelle Tabnick
November 14, 2014
New York Theatre Ballet/Ballet School NY (office)
30 East 31st Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10016
212-679-0401
New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) continues it long-running series Dance on a Shoestring, now held at the company's new home at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 East 10th Street, NYC on Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22 at 7pm. Tickets are $15 and are available by calling (212) 679-0401 or at the door on the day of the performance. Please note that seating is limited and reservations are recommended. For more information, please visit http://nytb.org/calendar-and-tickets/view/Dance-on-a-Shoestring/.

Dance on a Shoestring is an intimate evening of dance held in the company's home, The Dance Gallery. The community series showcases ballets from New York Theatre Ballet's current season, works in progress by contemporary and emerging choreographers, and children of Ballet School NY.

"New York Theater Ballet is a little company that thinks big on a small theatrical scale. Under the direction of Diana Byer, it has become known for well-coached stagings of ballets especially suited for small theaters. The troupe also offers even smaller-scale productions called Dance on a Shoestring, informal hour-long showings." – The New York Times

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.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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