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Dances Patrelle presents Macbeth  | Open: 09/15/16 Close: 09/18/16
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 complimented 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.

Dances Patrelle presents The Yorkville Nutcracker  | Open: 12/04/14 Close: 12/07/14
Dances Patrelle presents The Yorkville Nutcracker from December 4-7, 2014 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, E. 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, NYC. Performances: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7pm; Saturday at 2pm; and Sunday at 12pm and 5pm. Tickets are $45-85 (student and senior discounts available) and will be available beginning November 4, 2014 at www.dancespatrelle.org, by phone at 212-772-4448, or in person at The Kaye Playhouse Box Office.

 

The Yorkville Nutcracker, set in 1895, includes lavish sets and costumes which takes the audience on a tour through Olde New York’s most beloved landmarks, including a holiday party at Gracie Mansion, dancing at the Crystal Palace in the New York Botanical Garden, and skating in Central Park. Additionally, The Yorkville Nutcracker provides an opportunity for young dancers to dance alongside professional artists. This year, we are thrilled to have Abi Stafford and  Adrian Danchig-Waring, both Principal Dancers with New York City Ballet, as our Sugar Plum and Cavalier. This will be Adrian Danchig-Waring’s first appearance with Dances Patrelle. Other dancers include Matthew Dibble and Julie Voshell dancing the Arabian Divertissement and Grant Dettling and Katie Keith Dettling as the Snow King and Queen.

 

Dances Patrelle (dP) is a dynamic professional ballet company celebrating its 25th 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.

The Yorkville Nutcracker  | Open: 12/05/13 Close: 12/08/13
Dances Patrelle presents the 18th annual production of The Yorkville Nutcracker from December 5-8, 2013 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, E. 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, NYC.  Performances:  Thursday – Friday at 7pm; Saturday at 2pm and 7pm; and Sunday at noon and 5pm.  Tickets are $45-85 and are available online at www.dancespatrelle.org, by phone at 212-772-4448, or in person at The Kaye Playhouse Box Office.

The company presents the 18th annual production of choreographer Francis Patrelle’s unique rendition of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic The Nutcracker. Set in 1895, The Yorkville Nutcracker takes the audience on an action-packed tour of Olde New York’s most beloved landmarks, including a holiday party at Gracie Mansion, dancing at the Crystal Palace in the New York Botanical Garden, and skating in Central Park.  Lavish sets and costumes, enchanting music and beautiful dancers from ages 5 to 65 complete this thrilling production, with New York City Ballet principals Jenifer Ringer and Jared Angle as the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.  Matthew Dibble, a soloist in Royal Ballet who performed on Broadway in Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away,will join the show as the Snow Boy.


About the Company: Dances Patrelle

 

Dances Patrelle (dP) is a dynamic professional ballet company embarking on their 25th 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. dP will be reaching new audiences while through tours and festivals! 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 Romeo and Juliet,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 Masquefor dP's 20th Anniversary celebration.  Known for attracting the great talent of each generation, Dances Patrelle is pleased to count ballet stars Marcelo Gomes, Maria Riccetto, Donald Williams, Lourdes Lopez, Jock Soto, Merrill Ashley and prima ballerina Cynthia Gregory among its past and present dancers.  For over 20 seasons, Dances Patrelle has tapped into the human experience, connecting intimately with the audience and continuously reinventing dramatic dance.

Music: Charles Gounod  Libretto: Jules Barbier & Michel Carré


Based on the play by Molière

The Yorkville Nutcracker  | Open: 12/06/12 Close: 12/09/12
 

The company presents the 17th annual production of choreographer Francis Patrelle’s unique rendition of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic The Nutcracker. Set in 1895, The Yorkville Nutcracker takes the audience on an action-packed tour of Olde New York’s most beloved landmarks, including a holiday party at Gracie Mansion, dancing at the Crystal Palace in the New York Botanical Garden, and skating in Central Park.  Lavish sets and costumes, enchanting music and beautiful dancers from ages 5 to 65 complete this thrilling production, with New York City Ballet principals Jenifer Ringer and Jared Angle as the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.  In addition, Amaker Smith currently appearing in the hit TV show SMASH and Therese Wendler, who most recently danced Aurora in Sleeping Beauty with the Connecticut Ballet, will portray the Snow King and Queen. 


About the Company: Dances Patrelle

 

Dances Patrelle (dP) is a dynamic professional ballet company embarking on their 25th 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. dP will be reaching new audiences while through tours and festivals! 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 Romeo and Juliet,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 Masquefor dP's 20th Anniversary celebration.  Known for attracting the great talent of each generation, Dances Patrelle is pleased to count ballet stars Marcelo Gomes, Maria Riccetto, Donald Williams, Lourdes Lopez, Jock Soto, Merrill Ashley and prima ballerina Cynthia Gregory among its past and present dancers.  For over 20 seasons, Dances Patrelle has tapped into the human experience, connecting intimately with the audience and continuously reinventing dramatic dance.

As New York City celebrates the return of everyone's favorite Funny Girl, the worlds of Broadway, TV, cabaret and the recording industry will come together Friday, October 12 to salute the greatest star with the one-night-only concert "Hello Gorgeous! A Salute to the Streisand Songbook", presented by Scott Nevins and Joe Lodato and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Acclaimed singer/actress LORNA LUFT and multi-award winning singer/songwriter ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY lead the impressive list of performers, which includes Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Award nominee ASHLEY BROWN (Mary Poppins), TITUSS BURGESS (30 Rock, The Little Mermaid), NICK ADAMS (Priscilla: Queen of the Desert), VON SMITH (Opening Act on E!), SAYCON SENGBLOH (Wicked, The Color Purple), MARTY THOMAS (Xanadu, Wicked), ERIN QUILL (Avenue Q), NATALIE TORO (A Tale of Two Cities), KRISTY CATES (Wicked), NATALIE JOY JOHNSON (Legally Blonde), JIM CARUSO ("Cast Party" at Birdland), STEVEN BRINBERG (Simply Barbra) and recording artist KELLY KING. The evening will be hosted by award-winning TV personality Scott Nevins (from truTV's hit show The World's Dumbest) with Brad Gardner as the evening's music director.

With Barbra back in her hometown of Brooklyn to deliver two sold-out concerts, NYC's finest performers gather together on the evening between her shows to salute her stellar catalogue of music at 8 PM October 12 on the stage of the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park Lexington Avenues).

VIP tickets are $125 and include premium seating a VIP after-party. Orchestra seats are $65 and Balcony $25. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations.


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