AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE

American Ballet Theatre looks forward to celebrating its 75th Anniversary with a look back at some of the important ballets in the Company’s history, as well as a look to the future with an exciting World Premiere by the prodigiously talented Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet’s first Artist in Residence. For two weeks only from October 22 through November 2, ABT’s world-class dancers bring their dramatic artistry and thrilling bravura to take dance to new heights in season highlights including Antony Tudor’s Jardin aux Lilas, performed to Chausson’s Poème for Violin and Orchestra, the return of Twyla Tharp’s acclaimed Bach Partita, Alexei Ratmansky’s intimate Seven Sonatas, Jerome Robbins’ energetic homage to the American spirit, Fancy Free, and a staging of Raymonda Divertissements by ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie and Ballet Mistress Irina Kolpakova based on Marius Petipa’s last great masterpiece. Reserve your seats today!

PEKING OPERA: THE 120TH ANNIVERSARY OF MEI LANFANG

In 2014, the 120th anniversary of the most outstanding Peking Opera performer of all times, Mei Lanfang, will be celebrated. He was the first actor ever to present Peking Opera in foreign countries. Mei Lanfang’s son Mei Baojiu, together with other outstanding stars of the Jingju Theater Company of Beijing, will present "Classic Plays of the Mei School" and "Lady Mu Guiying Takes Command" in the United Stated of America.

"Classic Plays of the Mei School" is composed of five works created by Mei Lanfang, including "The Goddess of Heaven Scatters Flowers", "Lian Jinfeng - Pierce the Mussel", "Resisting Jin Troops", "Farewell My Concubine" and "The Drunken Beauty".  

"Lady Mu Guiying Takes Command" is a classical Peking Opera play from Henan Province. It was adapted by Mei Lanfang in 1959, and he himself played the leading role. It was his very last play and is considered the acme of Mei School.


ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND - The National Ballet of Canada

On September 9 through 14, The Joyce Theater Foundation is proud to present The National Ballet of Canada’s production of Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and to bring this astonishing piece to New York for the first time.   Combining a “scenic spectacle of unprecedented extravagance” with “the extraordinary skill, versatility and spirit of the Canadian dancers” (Los Angeles Times), Wheeldon’s interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s immortal story is a true fantasia of dance. Experiencing this magnificent production on the Koch Theater stage is the perfect way to appreciate the startlingly beautiful sets and costumes by Tony Award winner Bob Crowley and the sublime score by the talented British composer Joby Talbot. Without doubt, this Alice is a brilliant theatrical gift.


MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP - Acis and Galatea (New York premiere)

From August 7–9, Mark Morris Dance Group returns to Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival with three performances of the New York premiere of a new staging of Handel’s opera Acis and Galatea as arranged by the festival’s namesake composer. The San Francisco-based Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale, led by Baroque-era specialist Nicholas McGegan, will provide the music for this retelling of Ovid’s triumphant love story of the shepherd Acis and the sea nymph Galatea. The Wall Street Journal deemed the piece “the most singularly beautiful creation of the Mark Morris Dance Group I have seen . . . complex, coherent and captivating.” Three performances only.


BOLSHOI BALLET JOINS LINCOLN CENTER FESTIVAL

In July, Bolshoi Ballet will perform its iconic productions of Swan Lake, Don Quixote, and Spartacus at the David H. Koch Theater. Principal dancers Maria Alexandrova, Ekaterina Krysanova, Anna Nikulina, Ekaterina Shipulina, Olga Smirnova, Maria Vinogradova, Svetlana Zakharova, Artemy Beliakov, Yury Baranov, David Hallberg, Vladislav Lantratov, Mikhail Loubukhin, Artem Ovcharenko, Ruslan Skvortsov, Denis Rodkin, Alexander Volchkov, and more will appear during the two-week engagement.



MIKHAILOVSKY BALLET

The world-renowned Mikhailovsky Ballet Company will tour the US for the first time in November 2014. The programme will include world classics, ballets of the Soviet period, and contemporary productions, and will showcase the company's ongoing search for new technical forms. Audiences will have the chance to enjoy the romantic Giselle, regarded as a masterpiece of classical ballet; the charming and evocative Don Quixote; and a production that has never been shown overseas – The Flames of Paris,based on the events of the French Revolution. The collection of one-act ballets, Three Centuries of Russian Ballet, includes Le Halte de cavalerie (The Cavalry Halt), The Young Lady and the Hooligan, set to music by Shostakovich, and Prelude.



BOLSHOI BALLET/Lincoln Center Festival

MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP

PEKING OPERA

ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE

MIKHAILOVSKY BALLET
7.15.14 - 7.27.14

8.07.14 - 8.09.14

8.20.14 - 8.24.14

9.09.14 - 9.14.14

10.22.14 - 11.02.14

11.11.14 - 11.23.14
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