Following its remarkable engagements of The Peony Pavilion and Silk Road at Lincoln Center, China Arts and Entertainment Group returns with the U.S. premiere of a new dance theater piece: The Red Dress, at the David H. Koch Theater from March 6-9.
Part of a critically acclaimed 50th season that began in London, Boston Ballet brings two thrilling programs to the David H. Koch Theater June 25 to 29. Known for its dynamic roster of versatile artists, Boston Ballet will present a daring range of choreographic genius from Nijinsky to Balanchine, Forsythe to Kylián, and resident choreographer Jorma Elo . The Company also brings two spectacular New York Premieres, the boundary breaking Cacti by Alexander Ekman and a 2014 World Premiere by Paris Opéra star, José Martinez. Following a London tour The Times called, "Brilliance with a dynamic glee" and "a knockout", this Boston invasion is sure to pack a punch. See the Ballet Company The New York Times calls, "striking by national and international standards."
Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) - the world's largest international dance network - celebrates its 15th Anniversary Season with three spectacular evenings of dance. The Final Round (Apr 9) introduces the world's most promising young dancers who will perform before the directors of the world's leading dance schools and companies. The YAGP 15th Anniversary Gala (Apr 10) will feature the winners of the YAGP ballet competition alongside the stars of the world's leading dance companies. The YAGP 15th Anniversary Celebration (Apr 11) will present an entirely different program with an international all-star cast led by Olga Smirnova (Bolshoi Ballet), Lucia Lacarra (Munich Ballet), and Daniil Simkin (ABT).
Celebrating its fifth anniversary in 2014, Women in the World: Stories + Solutions, presented by Tina Brown LIVE Media, is one of America's foremost forums to showcase the work of women leaders from around the world. An exciting and powerful event centered on live journalistic storytelling, the Women in the World Summit brings to one stage inspiring women and men from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Featuring CEOs, industry icons, and world leaders, as well as artists, grassroots activists, and firebrand dissidents, the 3-day event makes vivid the stories of the courageous and intelligent women who are taking on the status quo in their native countries, leading peace movements in the face of war and conflict, and shattering glass ceilings in every sector.
On April 23 through 27, The Joyce Theater Foundation is proud to present Snow White, performed by Ballet Preljocaj and featuring over the top costumes by Jean Paul Gaultier. "Never has death-by-poison-apple been so shocking," proclaims the Los Angeles Times. "Never have we seen Snow White in such a low-cut dress," declares Le Monde about this gripping contemporary romantic ballet created by acclaimed choreographer Angelin Preljocaj. Set to the lush music of Gustav Mahler and focusing on the tension between the wicked stepmother and the younger, more sensually provocative Snow White, this enthralling production turns the classic Grimm Brothers tale on its head.
The Paul Taylor Dance Company, directed by the greatest living pioneer of American modern dance, celebrates its Diamond Anniversary in 2014. The Company's three-week season features a World Premiere and the New York Premiere of American Dreamer, set to songs by Stephen Foster and sung by Thomas Hampson. The repertoire also includes many of the greatest dances from Mr. Taylor's 60-year career, with a knockout Gala performance on March 13 that features Cloven Kingdom, Sunset and Piazzolla Caldera. Other highlights include the return of the erotic Private Domain, anti-imperialist Banquet of Vultures, side-splitting Funny Papers and heart-breaking Sunset, and such evergreen works as Airs, Arden Court, Black Tuesday, Cloven Kingdom, Dust, Esplanade, Mercuric Tidings and Piazzolla Caldera.