New York Premiere of Ballet Preljocaj's SNOW WHITE Set for Lincoln Center, April 23-27, 2014
The Joyce Theater Foundation will present the New York premiere of Ballet Preljocaj's widely praised production of Snow White, with choreography by Angelin Preljocaj at the David H. Koch Theater. This international eventwill only be in New York City for six performances, from April 23 - 27, 2014. Preljocaj's Snow White marks the third Joyce Theater presentation in as many years at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater, following the acclaimed 2012 engagement of Sylvie Guillem in 6000 miles away and last year's spectacular appearance by The Netherlands Dans Theater. Tickets for Snow White go on sale Monday, November 25 at 10am and can be purchased online at www.DavidHKochTheater.com or by calling (212)-496-0600.
For his Snow White, Angelin Preljocaj - the renowned French choreographer who created a new work for New York City Ballet earlier this fall and whose company, Ballet Preljocaj, recently completed a successful season at the Brooklyn Academy Of Music - draws upon The Brothers Grimm telling of the story, rather than the 1937 Disney animated film. In creating the darker world of mystery, magic and beauty depicted in the original version, Preljocaj focuses his story on the wicked stepmother's narcissistic determination to maintain her beauty and ability to seduce despite her advancing age. In this provocative and engrossing contemporary ballet, performed by the 25 extraordinary dancers of Ballet Preljocaj, love, jealousy and the challenges of aging are explored in compelling, sometimes disturbing ways that Disney might never have imagined. With a score of selections from several symphonies by Gustav Mahler interspersed with contemporary electronic music, this magnificent production includes set designs by Thierry Leproust and costume designs by the celebrated fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier, whose work is currently on exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum.
Since its world premiere in 2008, Snow White has received standing ovations and rave reviews at London's Sadler's Wells, LA's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., among others. Now, with this premiere, The Joyce Theater proudly offers New York audiences the opportunity to experience Angelin Preljocaj's eagerly anticipated, mesmerizing production.
Performances of Angelin Preljocaj's Snow White, presented by The Joyce Theater, are April 23 - 27 as follows: Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm & 8pm; Sunday at 2pm. Tickets, ranging in price from $25-$125, go on sale Monday, November 25 at 10am and can be purchased online at www.DavidHKochTheater.com or by calling (212)-496-0600. Please note, prices are subject to change. For more information, please visit www.Joyce.org.