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Dances Patrelle presents Macbeth at Hunter College, Sept. 15-18

by Michelle Tabnick
September 12, 2016
Kaye Playhouse
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
(212) 772-4448
Dances Patrelle presents Macbeth from September 15-18, 2016 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, E. 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, NYC. Performances: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm; Saturday at 2pm; and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $45 general admission (student and senior discounts available at box office) and are available at www.dancespatrelle.org, by phone at 212-772-4448, or in person at The Kaye Playhouse Box Office.

Dances Patrelle’s Macbeth is a “very moving” (Dance View, 2001) balletic retelling of the Bard’s classic story. Set to a sweeping, patchwork score of Tchaikovsky symphonies, Macbeth “achieves a continuous, dramatic intensity” (Dance Diary, 1995). Francis Patrelle’s telling “succeeds to a surprising extent” (NY Times, 1995) with gorgeous costumes and paired down sets complemented by a cast of wonderful dancers, including Martin Harvey as Macbeth, Mary Beth Hansohn as Lady Macbeth and Heather Hawk as one of the Witches. Therese Wendler, Maximillien Baud, Roberto Leon, Julie Voshell and others round out the cast.
 
Dances Patrelle (dP) is a dynamic professional ballet company celebrating its 26th season! dP presents two annual seasons in New York — the timeless holiday tradition, The Yorkville Nutcracker, and a spring repertory season featuring world premieres and classic Patrelle favorites. Mr. Patrelle’s body of work includes over 50 original ballets choreographed for Dances Patrelle, and spans an incredibly wide range of styles, from his beloved American Songbook collection, to such contemporary classics as Madame X, Macbeth and Rhapsody in Blue. Heralded by Lynn Garafola in Dance Magazine as a choreographer with “a personal vision…classical because it is rooted in metaphor and symbolic language [and] populist because of its legibility and broad cultural resonance,” Patrelle has also cultivated a long-time collaboration with composer Patrick Soluri, commissioning four original scores including 2009's Murder at the Masque for dP's 20th Anniversary.  Known for attracting the great talent of each generation, Dances Patrelle is pleased to count ballet stars such as Marcelo Gomes, Jenifer Ringer, Donald Williams, Lourdes Lopez, and Cynthia Gregory among its dancers.  For 25 seasons, Dances Patrelle has tapped into the human experience, connecting intimately with the audience and continuously reinventing dramatic dance. In 2013, the company was named the resident ballet company of the Kaatsbaan International Dance Center.
 
“In Francis Patrelle’s ballets, the characters come alive. His choreography is full of heart and soul.” – Cynthia Gregory, Prima Ballerina
 
For more information, visit www.dancespatrelle.org.
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