For the first time outside of China, the Hong Kong Dance Company brings to the stage an inspiring re-telling of the household folktale of love, peace and virtue in a dance drama The Legend of Mulan,which will be performed at the David H. Koch Theater (Lincoln Center) from March 5-8 only. It is the fourth production that the China Arts and Entertainment Group presents at DHKT since Jan 2012.
The New York Times has lauded the “unequaled richness” and “terrific density of New York City Ballet’s repertory,” and the 2014–15 Season stands up to this praise with 56 ballets, featuring a Balanchine Black & White festival, two iconic Shakespeare full-lengths, and an impressive seven premieres including La Sylphide. Celebrating NYCB’s rich musical legacy and named after Founder George Balanchine’s famous quote “See the music and hear the dancing,” new Hear the Dance programs focus on composers of the same national origin, offering a framed perspective for exploring the Company’s extensive repertory.
On June 23 through 28, The Joyce Theater Foundation is proud to present The Royal Ballet in its first New York appearance since 2004. The engagement opens with a gala performance of Frederick Ashton’s The Dream, featuring some of the choreographer’s "most quirkily beautiful choreography" (The Guardian, London). Inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the work will also appear on a program with Kenneth MacMillan’s Song of the Earth. The third program is a mixed bill devoted to Wayne McGregor’s Infra; Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety; and Divertissements, highlights from the company ’s repertory that include the central pas de deux from Royal Ballet Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon’s Aeternum.
The struggles and triumphs of women and girls around the globe come to life in this dynamic three-day summit. World leaders, industry icons, movie stars, and CEOs convene with artists, rebels, peacemakers and activists to tell their stories and share their plans of action. Join the women who have shattered glass ceilings everywhere! Speakers to be announced. Presented by Tina Brown Live Media in association with The New York Times.
For the first time ever in North America, the complete film trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, will be presented live, in concert, April 8-12, 2015. Beneath a giant screen, the Academy Award-winning scores by Howard Shore will be performed by 250 musicians, on stage, including symphony orchestra, chorus and soloists. Two complete trilogies, Wednesday-Friday, April 8-10, and Saturday-Sunday, April 11-12.
Dancemaker Paul Taylor brings his renowned Company back in a fascinating new initiative: Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance. As always, Taylor presents his own world-renowned Company, which dances 17 of his classics plus a New York Premiere and World Premiere. But Taylor's also presenting important works he admires by two other modern choreographers: Doris Humphrey's rarely-seen Passacaglia, danced by Limón Dance Company, and Shen Wei's riveting Rite of Spring, danced by Shen Wei Dance Arts. Orchestra of St. Luke's will perform live throughout the season when intended by the choreographer. PTAMD is Taylor's way of celebrating the past, enhancing the present and securing the future of modern dance, and ensuring that this homegrown American art form always has a home at Lincoln Center.