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GUANGZHOU BALLET

David H. Koch Theater 

at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

August 17-18, 2019

 

China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd. presents the Guangzhou Ballet on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 8pm and Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 1pm at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC. Tickets start at $50 and can be purchased online at https://davidhkochtheater.com/season-tickets/19-20-season/guangzhou-ballet.aspx, by phone at 212-496-0600or by visiting the David H. Koch Theater Box Office at 20 Lincoln Center Plaza.

 

China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd. (CAEG) returns to the David H. Koch Theater with two ballet productions, Carmina Burana and Goddess of the Luo River, performed by the Guangzhou Ballet. Winner of 42 international awards and 159 national awards, Guangzhou Ballet is one of the most outstanding artistic performance organizations in China. Currently, Guangzhou Ballet has a wide repertoire of 18 large-scale dance operas and more than 70 small and medium-sized programs. It has toured in more than 20 countries and regions, such as Russia, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Australia, and Germany among others.

 

Carmina Burana is the most complete and artistic medieval poem ever known. For centuries, it was buried deep in a monastery south of Munich, Germany, and then made public, shocking the world. The Guangzhou Ballet's contemporary version of ballet Carmina Burana is not a classical ballet in the usual sense, but an exploration and attempt of ballet and medieval poetry, aiming at the perfect integration of medieval poetry and music. Moreover, western poetry and music is performed and interpreted by the Chinese ballet dancers which integrating different cultural essence. Within a unique range, it expands the bridge between different cultures, reduces the estrangement between different cultures, and makes this work full of appreciation of culture and promotion.

Goddess of the Luo River was recomposed by Peter Quanz based on violin concerto of Composer Du Mingxin, the music style features rising and grand as well as eastern classic lasting appeal, established the romantic solemn and stirring emotion atmosphere in the emotional tone of the whole play, dance music is driving the plot forward like floating clouds and flowing water. Scenarists changed the frank and vehement of Chinese folk words to deep and sincere, mellow and full rhyme, changed tautology and unplanned actions into simplicity and connotation, express the emotion of "your heart likes my heart" with dancer replacing "my heart," I will never live up to my lovesickness.

 

About Guangzhou Ballet

Founded in 1993 by Zhang Dandan, a former dancer with the National Ballet of China, the Guangzhou Ballet is a classical ballet company based in GuangzhouChina. Currently, the Company has a wide repertoire of 18 large-scale dance operas and more than 70 smaller programs. Guangzhou Ballet has performed many standardsfrom the classical Western ballet repertoire, such as CoppéliaDon QuixoteLe CorsaireSwan LakeLa Sylphideand Balanchine's Theme and Variations and Serenade.In addition, it has staged works of classical and contemporary Chinese ballets, including Lanfang Mei; The Butterfly Lovers; That Day, This MomentLan Huahua; Goddess of the Luo River; The Dream of the Red Chamber; and The Yellow River

 

Guangzhou Ballet has been recognized with more than 40 international awards and more than 150 awards in China. Their 1997 production of The Celestial Phoenix won several awards from the Fifth China Drama Festival. Their 2009 world premiere production of Return on a Snowy Night, with choreography by Fu Xingbang, was awarded First Prize in the seventh Guangzhou Art Awards, and was awarded the 13thWenhua Award by the Chinese Ministry of Culture. 

 

Guangzhou Ballet is also involved in cultural exchanges with foreign ballet choreographers, dancers, and instructors, welcoming foreign artists and ballet coaches from more than 20 countries including Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, France, Australia, and Germany.


About China Arts and Entertainment Group, Ltd.

As China's sole central state-owned cultural enterprise that has performance and exhibition business worldwide, China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd. (CAEG) has developed a nationwide market network of international performing arts, art exhibitions, cultural tourism and theater operation, and set up branches in major cities in China as well as some European and American countries. As the largest importer of international performances and exhibitions in China and the world's largest exporter of Chinese performances and exhibitions, CAEG stages on average over 4,000 different kinds of performances, exhibitions and other cultural activities in over 200 cities in dozens of countries and regions, attracting over 10 million attendees every year.

 

The School Of American Ballet - 2015 Winter Ball  | Open: 03/09/15 Close: 03/09/15
The School of American Ballet (SAB) announces the 2015 Winter Ball at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater on Monday, March 9, 2015, sponsored by legendary French jewelry Maison, Van Cleef & Arpels for the eighth consecutive year. To purchase tickets, a table, or for more information, contact the Special Events Office at (212) 769-6636.

 

An annual event, the Winter Ball is a glamorous, black-tie dinner dance attended by more than 500 patrons, including the School’s board members and alumni as well as leaders from the New York corporate and social communities. 

 

A highlight of the evening is a performance by the advanced students of The School of American Ballet created specifically for the event.  This year, New York City Ballet dancer Peter Walker was selected as choreographer by Peter Martins, Artistic Director and Chairman of Faculty for SAB.

 

The proceeds from the event enhance every aspect of the School’s extraordinary ballet training program, helping to provide more than $1.9 million annually in student scholarships, as well as supporting faculty, maintaining world-class studios and offering vital student programs beyond the classroom.

 

This year’s Winter Ball will celebrate SAB co-founder George Balanchine’s affinity for the unique spirit and energy of America. Ron Wendt will take inspiration from the influences of the Pop Art era and 70’s revival using color and whimsy to create a fun and festive atmosphere on the David H. Koch Theater’s promenade level.

 

Famed French jewelry Maison, Van Cleef & Arpels, will again act as the lead corporate sponsor for the gala.  This long-standing partnership is a tribute to the friendship shared between SAB founder, George Balanchine, and one of the Van Cleef & Arpels founding brothers, Claude Arpels, who established the Maison in New York in 1939.  From their shared passion for exceptional stones was born an artistic relationship that resulted in Balanchine’s ‘Jewels’ ballet and its sumptuous costumes.

 

The event is led by Chairmen Joyce Giuffra, Julia Koch, Serena Lese, and Laura Zeckendorf; and Young Patron Chairmen Noreen K. Ahmad, Amanda Brotman and Lesley Vecsler. 

 

ABOUT SCHOOL OF AMERICAN BALLET

The School of American Ballet, the official training academy of the New York City Ballet, was established in 1934 by legendary choreographer George Balanchine and philanthropist Lincoln Kirstein as the first and most essential step in their quest to create an American classical ballet company.

 

SAB, located at New York City's Lincoln Center, is the premier ballet academy in the United States, training more students who go on to become professional dancers than any other school. SAB's former students fill the ranks of the New York City Ballet and other leading U.S. and international ballet companies.

 

ABOUT VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

Van Cleef & Arpels was born in Paris’ Place Vendôme in 1906, following Alfred Van Cleef’s marriage to Estelle Arpels in 1895. Always striving for excellence, the Maison has become a worldwide reference through its unique designs, its choice of exceptional stones and its virtuoso craftsmanship, offering jewels and timepieces that tell stories and bring enchantment to life. Over the years, the Maison has remained faithful to this highly distinctive style characterized by creativity, refinement and poetry. Whether inspired by nature, couture or the imagination, its collections evoke a timeless world of harmony and beauty.

 

Peter Walker hails from Fort Myers, Florida, where he began his early dance training at age eight. He attended the School of American Ballet during the 2006 and 2007 summer courses and enrolled as a full-time student in the winter of 2007.  Peter honed his choreographic skills by participating in SAB’s annual Student Choreography Workshop; and in 2011, 2012 and 2014, he was selected by Peter Martins to choreograph the Summer Session of the New York Choreographic Institute. He was a recipient of SAB’s 2011 Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise and became an apprentice with New York City Ballet. He joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in fall 2012. 

 

The School Of American Ballet - 2015 Winter Ball  | Open: 03/09/15 Close: 03/09/15
The School of American Ballet (SAB) announces the 2015 Winter Ball at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater on Monday, March 9, 2015, sponsored by legendary French jeweler, Van Cleef & Arpels for the eighth consecutive year. To purchase tickets, a table, or for more information, contact the Special Events Office at (212) 769-6636.

 

An annual event, the Winter Ball is a glamorous, black-tie dinner dance attended by more than 500 patrons, including the School’s board members and alumni as well as leaders from the New York corporate and social communities. 

 

A highlight of the evening is a performance by the advanced students of The School of American Ballet created specifically for the event.  This year, New York City Ballet dancer Peter Walker was selected as choreographer by Peter Martins, Artistic Director and Chairman of Faculty for SAB.

 

The proceeds from the event enhance every aspect of the School’s extraordinary ballet training program, helping to provide more than $1.9 million annually in student scholarships, as well as supporting faculty, maintaining world-class studios and offering vital student programs beyond the classroom.

 

This year’s Winter Ball will celebrate SAB co-founder George Balanchine’s affinity for the unique spirit and energy of America. Ron Wendt will take inspiration from the influences of the Pop Art era and 70’s revival using color and whimsy to create a fun and festive atmosphere on the David H. Koch Theater’s promenade level.

 

Famed French jeweler, Van Cleef & Arpels, will again act as the lead corporate sponsor for the gala.  This long-standing partnership is a tribute to the friendship shared between SAB founder, George Balanchine, and one of the Van Cleef & Arpels founding brothers, Claude Arpels, who established the Maison in New York in 1939.  Their shared passion for exceptional stones inspired a creative partnership that resulted in Balanchine’s ‘Jewels’ ballet and its sumptuous costumes.

 

The event is led by Chairmen Joyce Giuffra, Julia Koch, Serena Lese, and Laura Zeckendorf; and Young Patron Chairmen Noreen K. Ahmad, Amanda Brotman and Lesley Vecsler. 

 

ABOUT SCHOOL OF AMERICAN BALLET

The School of American Ballet, the official training academy of the New York City Ballet, was established in 1934 by legendary choreographer George Balanchine and philanthropist Lincoln Kirstein as the first and most essential step in their quest to create an American classical ballet company.

 

SAB, located at New York City's Lincoln Center, is the premier ballet academy in the United States, training more students who go on to become professional dancers than any other school. SAB's former students fill the ranks of the New York City Ballet and other leading U.S. and international ballet companies.

 

 

 

ABOUT VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

Van Cleef & Arpels was born in Paris’ Place Vendôme in 1906, following Alfred Van Cleef’s marriage to Estelle Arpels in 1895. Always striving for excellence, the Maison has become a worldwide reference through its unique designs, its choice of exceptional stones and its virtuoso craftsmanship, offering jewels and timepieces that tell stories and bring enchantment to life. Over the years, the Maison has remained faithful to this highly distinctive style characterized by creativity, refinement and poetry. Whether inspired by nature, couture or the imagination, its collections evoke a timeless world of harmony and beauty.

 

Peter Walker hails from Fort Myers, Florida, where he began his early dance training at age eight. He attended the School of American Ballet during the 2006 and 2007 summer courses and enrolled as a full-time student in the winter of 2007.  Peter honed his choreographic skills by participating in SAB’s annual Student Choreography Workshop; and in 2011, 2012 and 2014, he was selected by Peter Martins to choreograph the Summer Session of the New York Choreographic Institute. He was a recipient of SAB’s 2011 Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise and became an apprentice with New York City Ballet. He joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in fall 2012. 

The School Of American Ballet's 2014 Winter Ball  | Open: 03/03/14 Close: 03/03/14
The School of American Ballet announces
2014 WINTER BALL:
Celebrating SAB’s 80th Anniversary
at the David H. Koch Theater on Monday, March 3, 2014

The School of American Ballet announces the 2014 Winter Ball at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater on Monday, March 3, 2014, sponsored for the seventh consecutive year by legendary French Maison Van Cleef & Arpels. Cocktails begin at 7pm and dinner will commence at 8pm, followed by The Encore dessert and dancing at 9pm. Attire is black tie. To purchase tickets, a table, or for more information, please contact Natalie Schweizer at nschweizer@sab.org or (212) 769-6610.

This glamorous annual dinner dance is attended by 500 patrons, including the School’s board members and alumni as well as leaders from the New York corporate and social communities.

A highlight of the evening includes a one-time-only performance by the advanced students of The School of American Ballet choreographed by Silas Farley, selected for the second consecutive year by Peter Martins, Artistic Director and Chairman of Faculty for the School of American Ballet.

The proceeds from this event enable SAB to distribute $1.8 million annually in student scholarships and support the School’s renowned faculty and state-of-the-art facilities at Lincoln Center. 

This year’s event will be a Starry Night celebrating SAB’s 80 years of dedication to the field of ballet, as attendees toast the School’s good fortune at this momentous anniversary. Ron Wendt Design will create another unforgettable atmosphere for the event.

For the seventh consecutive year, Van Cleef & Arpels is the lead corporate sponsor of the gala. This partnership salutes the storied friendship between SAB’s founder George Balanchine and Van Cleef & Arpels founder Claude Arpels.  

The Encore is the Winter Ball after-party. Following dinner, 200 of the city’s most sophisticated philanthropic young professionals join the Winter Ball for dancing and dessert. Dinnertickets
include admission to The Encore and after-party-only tickets are also available.

The event is led by Chairmen Diana DiMenna, Julia Koch, and Serena Lese; and Young Patron Chairmen Noreen Ahmad, Amanda Brotman and Chelsea Zalopany.  


About the Company: SCHOOL OF AMERICAN BALLET
The School of American Ballet, the official training academy of the New York City Ballet, was established in 1934 by legendary choreographer George Balanchine and philanthropist Lincoln Kirstein as the first and most essential step in their quest to create an American classical ballet company.

SAB, located at New York City's Lincoln Center, is the premier ballet academy in the United States, training more students who go on to become professional dancers than any other school. SAB's former students fill the ranks of the New York City Ballet and other leading U.S. and international ballet companies.

The School Of American Ballet - 2013 Winter Ball  | Open: 03/11/13 Close: 03/11/13
The School of American Ballet announces the 2013 Winter Ball: A Night in the Far East at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater on Monday, March 11, 2013. Cocktails begin at 7pm and dinner will commence at 8pm, followed by The Encore dessert and dancing at 9pm. Attire is black tie. To purchase tickets, a table, or for more information, please contact Natalie Schweizer at nschweizer@sab.org or (212) 769-6610.

 
This glamorous black-tie dinner dance is attended by 500 patrons, including the School’s board members and alumni as well as leaders from the New York corporate and social communities.
 
The event features a one-time-only performance by the advanced students of The School of American Ballet choreographed by Silas Farley, who was selected this year by Peter Martins, artistic director of The School of American Ballet.
 
“Having observed Silas’ contribution to two fall SAB choreographic workshops, he struck me as impressive. And of course, his commitment and enthusiasm for the School is well known,” said Mr. Martins.
 
Proceeds from the Winter Ball are used to award scholarships, maintain world-class studios and residence halls, and offer vital student programs beyond the ballet studio. 
 
The evening’s theme is inspired by Van Cleef & Arpels’ collection Le Bal Oriental, which is based on the party of the same name held in Paris in 1969. The Winter Ball will include a thematic tableau featuring the jewels.
 
The Encore is the Winter Ball after-party. Following dinner, 200 of the city’s most sophisticated philanthropic young professionals join the Winter Ball for dancing and dessert. Dinner tickets include admission to The Encore and after-party-only tickets are also available.
 
For the sixth consecutive year, Van Cleef & Arpels is the lead corporate sponsor of the gala, with Corporate Chair Nicolas Luchsinger. The event is headed by Honorary Chairs Coco Kopelman, Elizabeth R. Miller, Liz Peek, and Betsy Pitts; Event Chairs Diana DiMenna, Julia Koch, Jenny Paulson, Laura Zeckendorf; and Young Patron Chairs Amanda Brotman, Brie Bythewood, Ann-Marie MacFarlane, and William Yang.