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New York Theatre Ballet

Announces 2018-19

Once Upon a Ballet performances

 

New York Theatre Ballet announces the company's 2018-19 performances of their critically acclaimed Once Upon a Ballet series geared to audiences ages 3 and up and running time of one hour for young attention spans. This season's offerings include: Keith Michael's The Nutcracker from December 14-15, 2018 and Cinderella February 9 & 10, 2019 at Florence Gould Hall, 55 E 59th St, New York, NY 10022. Single tickets: $27 adults $15 children, for both Nutcracker and Cinderella: $20 adults $12 children, http://nytb.org/calendar-and-tickets.

 

2018-2019 Season Family Shows:

Nutcracker at Florence Gould Hall 

December 14 - 16, 2018

Friday, December 14 at 6:00 PM

Saturday, December 15 at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM

Sunday, December 16 at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM

 

From clockwork imps to a luminous owl that flies above the audience, mice dressed in polka dots and dancers dancing with huge chopsticks, this timeless, re-imagined classic bursts with energy and excitement. This holiday ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky's beloved score, is set in Art Nouveau style circa 1907 with choreography by choreographer Keith Michael; set design by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith; and costumes by Resident Costume Designer of the Metropolitan Opera, Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan.

 

Cinderella at Florence Gould Hall

February 9 & 10, 2019

Saturday, February 9 at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM

Sunday, February 10 at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM

 

A dancing clock, two wacky stepsisters, and everyone's favorite rags to riches princess are all part of this traditional enchanting story! A perennial favorite of NYTB audiences across America, Cinderella is one-hour in length with choreography by Donald Mahler, costumes by Sylvia Taalson Nolan, and set design by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith.

 

DIANA BYER, FOUNDER AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Diana Byer is the founder and Artistic Director of New York Theatre Ballet and Ballet School NY. She is a répétiteur for The Antony Tudor Trust, a member of the Board of Directors of the Dance Notation Bureau, an Education Ambassador for The New York Pops, on the Dance Portal Advisory Board of The Children's Museum of Manhattan, and on the Selection Committees of The Bessies and Clive Barnes Awards. She has staged the ballets of Antony Tudor for American Ballet Theatre and The Hartt School and the ballets of Agnes de Mille for the Alabama Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. She coached the principals for the Columbia Pictures film, Center Stage.

 

ABOUT NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET

With its ever-expanding repertory, New York Theatre Ballet's cutting-edge programming brings fresh insight to classic revivals paired with the modern sensibilities of both established and up-and-coming choreographers. Going strong after 38 years, New York Theatre Ballet's diversity in repertory explores the past while boldly taking risks on the future.

 

 

New York Theatre Ballet Presents Cinderella  | Open: 02/07/15 Close: 02/08/15
New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) presents Cinderella from February 7-8, 2015 as part of the Company’s Once Upon A Ballet series for children at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC.  Performances: Saturday and Sunday at 11am, 1pm and 3:30pm.  Tickets are $35 for children, $40 for adults.  Three ballet subscriptions for the Once Upon A Ballet Series are available for $90-$105.  Single tickets are available through ticketmaster.com, and subscriptions can be purchased by submitting an order form to admin@nytb.org.  For more information, visit http://www.nytb.org/calendar-and-tickets/view/Cinderella.

 

A perennial favorite of NYTB audiences across America, Cinderella returns to Florence Gould Hall this February.  A dancing clock, two wacky stepsisters, and everyone’s favorite rags to riches princess are all part of 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.

 

"Gillian Bradshaw-Smith's ingenious scenery included a clock that came alive and danced, and furniture that moved magically about.  And Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan, the imaginative costume designer, created a gasp-producing moment when Cinderella's attire changed miraculously from rags to the riches of a ball gown." -The New York Times

Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker  | Open: 12/19/14 Close: 12/21/14
New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) presents Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker from December 19-21, 2014 as part of the Company’s Once Upon A Ballet series for children at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC.  Performances on Friday are at 1pm and 6pm; on Saturday at 11am, 1pm and 3:30pm; and Sunday at 11am, 1pm and 3:30pm.  Tickets are $35 for children, $40 for adults.  Subscriptions for the Once Upon A Ballet Series are available for $90-$135.  Single tickets are available through ticketmaster.com, and subscriptions can be purchased by submitting an order form to admin@nytb.org.  For more information, visit http://nytb.org/calendar-and-tickets/view/Keith-Michaels-The-Nutcracker/.

 

NYTB returns for a fourth year of Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker, a delightful holiday ballet.  From clockwork imps to mice dressed in polka dots and dancers dancing with huge chopsticks, this timeless, re-imagined classic bursts with energy and excitement.  This holiday ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, is set in Art Nouveau style circa 1907 with innovative choreography by long-time NYTB choreographer, Keith Michael; set design by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith; and costumes by Resident Costume Designer of the Metropolitan Opera, Sylvia Nolan.

 

The Once Upon a Ballet Series continues later this season with the following:

 

Cinderella – February 7-8, 2015

With a Dancing Clock, wacky Stepsisters and everyone’s favorite princess, Cinderella features choreography by Donald Mahler, costumes by Metropolitan Opera’s Resident Costume Designer, Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan and sets by Gillian Bradshaw Smith.  Appropriate for girls and boys of all ages.

 

GOOSE! – March 7-8, 2015

The wit, wisdom, and whimsy of a lively baker’s dozen of Mother Goose characters.  They literally leap from the page to the stage to stir the imagination of the young and the young-of-heart – just as they have for centuries!

 

Carnival of the Animals – June 6-7, 2015

In a magical forest, Queen Diana and her shaggy lion rule a charming assortment of animals who live more or less peaceably until a pair of lost children wander in, and then the fun begins! 

 

ABOUT NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB), founded in 1978 by artistic director Diana Byer, is the most widely seen chamber ballet company in the United States and 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.

Legends  | Open: 05/09/14 Close: 05/10/14
Legends

LEGENDS at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC.  LEGENDS, the second of two programs in the series LEGENDS AND VISIONARIES, performs on Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 7pm.  Tickets are $30 ($20 for students and seniors) and are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-982-2787.

 

The LEGENDS performance program is a tribute to Antony Tudor and includes a full evening of ballets.

 

New York Theatre Ballet’s repertory pairs the ballets of legendary creators with those of contemporary visionaries, bringing a new understanding and appreciation of dance. This season features new works and beloved favorites from choreographers including Dan Siretta, Gemma Bond, Pam Tanowitz, Richard Alston, Antonia Franceschi, Remy Charlip, and Antony Tudor.

Keith Michael's The Nutcracker  | Open: 12/14/13 Close: 12/22/13
New York Theatre Ballet announces Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker at New York City’s Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, New York City.  Performances are at 11am, 1pm, and 3:30pm on December 14, 15, and 22.  Tickets are $35 for children ages 12 and under and $40 for adults, and are available at online at www.nytb.org, via Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787, or in-person at the Florence Gould Hall box office.  For more information, contact the Florence Gould Hall box office at (212) 355-6160.

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) returns for a third year of Keith Michael’sThe Nutcracker, an enchanting holiday ballet.  From clockwork imps to a luminous owl that flies above the audience, mice dressed in polka dots and dancers dancing with huge chopsticks, this timeless, re-imagined classic bursts with energy and excitement. This holiday ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, is set in Art Nouveau style circa 1907 with innovative choreography by long-time NYTB choreographer, Keith Michael; set design by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith; and costumes by Resident Costume Designer of the Metropolitan Opera, Sylvia Nolan.