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New York City Center Presents 2009 Fall For Dance Festival (Sept 22 - Oct 3 2009, Manhattan, NY)

by Sarah Hart
September 22, 2009
New York City Center
130 West 56th Street
(Audience Entrance is on West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues)
(Entrance for Studios and Offices is on West 56th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues)
New York, NY 10019


September 22 - October 3, 2009

Celebrating 100 Years of the Ballets Russes

Highlights include:

* Ballet West's heralded production of Nijinska's Les Biches
* Puppeteer Basil Twist's magical Petrushka Suite
* Batsheva Dance Company's B/olero
* Savion Glover and The OtheRz presenting an homage to John Coltrane
* Stijn Celis's Noces performed by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal
* Debut of Argentinean company Tangueros del Sur, featuring Natalia Hills and Gabriel Misse
* U.S. debut of Teatro dell'Opera di Roma Ballet Company in Balanchine's rarely seen La Chatte


New York, NY, June 29, 2009 – New York City Center's acclaimed Fall for Dance Festival, running September 22 – October 3, 2009, will feature 20 companies in 10 nights of dance and will pay tribute to the 100th Anniversary of the Ballets Russes. The sixth annual Festival will once again offer all tickets for only $10. Tickets will go on sale Sunday, September 13 at 11:00 am.

The 2009 Festival features 20 American and international companies presenting an eclectic mix of contemporary styles alongside classic pieces, in five unique programs over 10 nights. For the first time all programs will be repeated twice to satisfy the demand for tickets. Several companies will present works that pay tribute to the legendary Ballets Russes, either with reconstructions of original Ballets Russes works or with a contemporary look at Ballets Russes classics.

As in past years, the 2009 Festival will feature a wide range of dance styles and traditions, ranging from classical ballet and tap to Capoeira and tango. Fourteen companies will make their Festival debuts: The Australian Ballet, Ballet West, Basil Twist, Batsheva Dance Company, DanceBrazil, Dendy Dancetheater, Diana Vishneva, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Mark Morris Dance Group, Monica Bill Barnes & Company, Tangueros del Sur, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma Ballet Company, Sang Jijia and Savion Glover & The OtheRz. The Festival welcomes back Boston Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and New York City Ballet, and New York City Center resident companies Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company and Paul Taylor Dance Company.

City Center's Fall for Dance Festival has received national and international recognition for its quality, innovation and success in introducing new and younger audiences to the world of dance. The Festival has presented 133 different dance companies to more than 100,000 dance enthusiasts, all for the incredibly low price of $10 per ticket. Newcomers and ballet fans alike now look forward to the Festival as both an introduction to new artists and a welcome return to familiar and beloved companies.
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