New York Theatre Ballet opens its Fall Season with three performances at the Schimmel Center at Pace University from September 19 and 20, 2015.
NYTB will present its highly acclaimed Legends & Visionaries along with a matinee of Cinderella! With Legends & Visionaries, NYTB 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.
“The members of Theatre Ballet are not only refined dancers but also unaffected actors.”
– The New York Times
Legends & Visionaries
Double Andante / Pam Tanowitz
Cross Currents / Merce Cunningham
There, And Back Again / Nicolo Fonte
Three Virgins and a Devil / Agnes de Mille
New York Theatre Ballet Schedule 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; http://www.nytb.org/calendar-and-tickets/view/NYTB-at-Schimmel-Center/
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.