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New York Theatre Ballet Announces 2015-16 Season

by Michelle Tabnick
September 16, 2015

Featured Dance Company:

New York Theatre Ballet
New York Theatre Ballet/Ballet School NY (office)
30 East 31st Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10016
212-679-0401
www.nytb.org

New York Theatre Ballet announces the 2015-16 season, which will include repertory performances at Schimmel Center at Pace University (September 19-20, 2015), Danspace Project (October 1-3, 2015), and New York Live Arts (February 24-27, 2016). NYTB maintains 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 2015-16 Season includes:

• September 19-20, 2015 – Schimmel Center at Pace University
• October 1-3, 2015 – Danspace Project
• December 6, 2015 – Keith Michael's The Nutcracker at Tarrytown Music Hall
• December 11-13, 2015 – Keith Michael's The Nutcracker at Florence Gould Hall
• December 19, 2015 – Keith Michael's The Nutcracker at The Colonial Theater
• December 20, 2015 – A Charlie Brown Christmas with The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall
• February 24-27, 2016 – Glass Project at New York Live Arts
• April 10-11, 2016 – Cinderella at The Egg Center for the Performing Arts, Albany, NY
• April 17, 2016 – Cinderella at Florence Gould Hall
• April 28-29, 2016 – Legends & Visionaries at Keihin Auditorium, Tarboro, North Carolina
• May 1, 2016 – The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies at 92Y

New York Theatre Ballet at Schimmel Center at Pace University
September 19 and 20 at 7:30 (Legends & Visionaries) and September 20 at 3pm (Cinderella)
Tickets: $29 for the evening shows; $20 for Adults and $10 for Students for Cinderella
Box office: 212-346-1715; Ovation Tix 866-811-4111; www.schimmel.pace.edu

New York Theatre Ballet brings fresh insight into classic revivals paired with the modern sensibilities of both established and up-and-coming choreographers. Featured choreographers include Merce Cunningham, Nicolo Fonte, Agnes deMille, and Pam Tanowitz. Cinderella, a perennial favorite of NYTB audiences, features a dancing clock, two wacky stepsisters, and everyone's favorite rags to riches princess. This enchanting story, with choreography by Donald Mahler, set design by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith, and costumes by Resident Costume Designer of the Metropolitan Opera, Sylvia Taalson Nolan, will delight the whole family.

New York Theatre Ballet at Danspace Project; Legends & Visionaries
October 1-3, 2015
Tickets: $20, $15 for Danspace Members
Box office: 866-811-4111; www.danspaceproject.org
New York Theatre Ballet performs a mixed bill at Danspace Project featuring "Two Timing," "Cross Currents," and Lois Bewley's "PiR2." Based on Steve Reich's Clapping Music, "Two Timing" is choreographed by David Parker with costume designs by Pei-Chi Su and lighting design by Serena Wong. Merce Cunningham's "Cross Currents" is set to music by Conlon Nancarrow with lighting design by Beverly Emmons. These performances are presented through Community ACCESS, which provides subsidized off-season rental opportunities for Danspace Project community members.

New York Theatre Ballet performs Keith Michael's The Nutcracker at Tarrytown Music Hall
December 6, 2015 at 2pm and 5pm
Box office: 877-840-0457;www.tarrytownmusichall.org

New York Theatre Ballet performs Keith Michael's The Nutcrackerat Florence Gould Hall
December 11 at 12pm, December 12 & 13 at 11am, 1pm, & 3:30pm
Tickets: $35 via www.ticketmaster.com; Group Sales: 212-679-0401 or email groups@nytb.org

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) returns with 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. Ages 3-9.

New York Theatre Ballet performs Keith Michael's The Nutcracker at The Colonial Theater
December 19 at 2pm and 5pm
Box office: 603-352-2033;www.thecolonial.org

New York Theatre Ballet performs with The New York Pops in A Charlie Brown Christmas at Carnegie Hall
December 20, 2015 at 3pm
Tickets: $10, $18, and $25
Box office: 212-247-7800; www.carnegiehall.org
New York Theatre Ballet joins Steven Reineke, The New York Pops and John Bolton bringing holiday spirit to Manhattan with classic tunes from Charles M. Schulz's hit franchise.

New York Theatre Ballet at New York Live Arts; Legends & Visionaries
February 24-27, 2016 at 7:30pm, February 27, 2016 at 2:30pm
Tickets: $30, $15 students/seniors
Box office: 212-924-0077; www.newyorklivearts.org

New York Theatre Ballet returns to New York Live Arts with its highly acclaimed Legends & Visionaries series. The program includes a world premiere choreographed by San Francisco choreographer Milissa Bradley and former New York City Ballet dancer Antonia Franceschi to live accompaniment of Piano Etudes by Philip Glass. NYTB will also present a revival of Jerome Robbins' "Antique Epigraphs," which had its premiere on February 2, 1984 at the New York State Theater. The performance will feature original lighting design by Jennifer Tipton, and original costume design by Florence Kotz. The return of Richard Alston's "Such Longing," with music by Frederic Chopin, will conclude the evening.

New York Theatre Ballet at The Egg Center for the Performing Arts, Albany, NY; Cinderella
April 10, 2016 at 3pm; April 11 at 10:15am (school performance)
Box office: 518-473-1845; www.theegg.org

New York Theatre Ballet at Florence Gould Hall
April 17, 2016 at 11am, 1pm, 3:30pm

New York Theatre Ballet at Keihin Auditorium, Tarboro, North Carolina; Legends & Visionaries
April 28-29, 2016
Box office: 252-823-5166, ext. 187; www.edgecombe.edu

New York Theatre Ballet at 92Y; The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies
May 1, 2016 at 3pm
Tickets: $35 adults, $25 children
Box office: 212-415-5500; www.92y.org

New York Theatre Ballet brings The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies with choreography by Keith Michael to 92Y! Follow Alice's adventures through Wonderland as she meets some of the most beloved characters in children's literature.

ABOUT NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET
New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB), founded in 1978 by artistic director Diana Byer, 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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