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by Michelle Brandon
July 11, 2012
Citigroup Theater
405 West 55th Street at Ninth Avenue
New York, NY 10019
(212) 405-9000
presents the 2012 New York City Season
August 9-11, 2012
The Ailey Citigroup Theater
Ballet NY presents its 2012 Season, including the World Premiere of Trois Mouvements by Artistic Director Medhi Bahiri and the Company Premiere of emerging choreographer John-Mark Owen's Triptych, from August 9-11, 2012 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street, NYC (at Ninth Avenue). Performances: Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2pm. Tickets are $26 ($16 for students and seniors) and are available at www.smarttix.com or by phone at 212-868-4444.

Trois Mouvements, a ballet for seven dancers (four women and three men), is set to the Concerto/Konzert Op. IX N˚2 for Oboe and Orchestra by Tomaso Albinoni; Triptych is set to music by H. F. Biber and Sergei Rachmaninoff. The program will also include a work-in-progress presentation of In the Garden of Souls, choreographed by Mr. Bahiri to music recorded by Azam Ali (vocal) & Greg Ellis (percussion) of the group Vas and a mixture of Middle Eastern, Indian and Far Eastern compositions. An encore of Agnes DeMille's duet from The Other will also be on the program.

Dancers: Amy Brandt, Kelsey Coventry, Michael Eaton, Fidel Garcia, Katie Gibson, Jennifer Goodman, Jason Jordan, Luke Manley and Nadezhda Vostrikov.

Founded in 1997 by former New York City Ballet Principal Ballerina Judith Fugate and International Guest Artist Medhi Bahiri, Ballet NY is a company of accomplished principal and soloist dancers, whose mission is to offer emerging choreographers the opportunity to create new works on those dancers. The Company is committed to keeping ticket prices affordable in an effort to attract, cultivate and educate new audiences for dance. The Company has performed in New York City at The Joyce Theater, Symphony Space, Marymount Manhattan College, The Miller Theater, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, around the country and in Mexico and Canada. For more information, visit www.balletny.org.

Medhi Bahiri (Co-Artistic Director, Ballet NY) brings a wide and diverse background in dance to his position. He was Principal Dancer with Ballet West and Boston Ballet, and a member of Maurice Bejart's Twentieth Century Ballet. As Principal Guest Artist, he has appeared with Ballet National de Mexico, Ballet de Santiago, Chile, Universal Ballet of Korea, Ballet du Louvre, Tulsa Ballet, and Ballet Philippines. Touring in the United States and Europe, his partners have included: Cynthia Gregory, Ann Marie DeAngelo, Valentina Kozlova, Cheryl Yeager, Evelyn Cisneros, Marie-Christine Mouis, Christine Spizzo, Christina Fagundes and Laura Young, among others. Mr. Bahiri won the First Prize of the Prix de Lausanne dance competition, and was recognized for his outstanding artistic achievement and original style at the International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria. As a non-competitor, he was distinguished as Best Partner at the Jackson and Tokyo ballet competitions.

Judith Fugate (Co-Artistic Director, Ballet NY), former Principal Ballerina with the New York City Ballet, danced roles in virtually every ballet in the NYCB repertoire, counting among her partners Peter Martins, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Helgi Tomasson. During her career she toured extensively with groups led by renowned artists such as Mr. Baryshnikov, Cynthia Gregory and Mr. Martins. Miss Fugate appeared on "Live from Lincoln Center" with Ray Charles in Peter Martins' A Fool for You. In the Metropolitan Opera's production of La Traviata, conducted by Placido Domingo, she was partnered by Fernando Bujones and Peter Boal. She left the company in 1997 to pursue a career as freelance Guest Artist and Co-Artistic Director of Ballet NY. Miss Fugate works as repetiteur for the George Balanchine Trust and the Jerome Robbins Rights Trust, staging these renowned choreographers' works worldwide.

Ballet NY
4445 Post Road #3H
Riverdale, NY 10471
Phone/Fax: 718/543-2760
Email: balletny.directors@gmail.com
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