BalletNext Sets Benefit Performance for BAM Fisher, 5/9

BalletNext Sets Benefit Performance for BAM Fisher, 5/9

BalletNext, led by internationally renowned dancer Michele Wiles, returns to the BAM Fisher (Fishman Space ) for a one-night-only benefit performance on Friday, May 9. Following a critically acclaimed season at New York Live Arts in January 2014, the company will present two popular works by Italian choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti and BalletNext's resident choreographer Brian Reeder. Live music by noted pianist Benjamin Laude will accompany the dancers.

These two distinct works showcase the dramatic and stylistic range of the choreographers and dancers. BachGround is a provocative and physical piece for six dancers created for BalletNext in 2012 by Mauro Bigonzetti. In Brian Reeder's Surmisable Units (2013), an "inventive" and "compelling" work (The New York Observer), the dancers perform to Steve Reich's "Piano Phase," a minimalist piece for two pianos played by one pianist.

The dancers include Michele Wiles, Kaitlyn Gilliland, Tiffany Mangulabnan, Jordan Reed, Brittany Cioce, Stephen Hanna, and Jens Weber.

The performance takes place on Friday, May 9th at 7:30pm at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space), 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY. Benefit tickets are $100 and $500 and include preferred seating and a post-performance cocktail reception. For more information and to purchase benefit tickets visit or call 212.203.0409. Performance only tickets are $40 and $15 (student) and can be purchased at

BalletNext has entered into a unique partnership with the Bedford-Stuyvesant Y with the goal of promoting arts, fitness, and education to young people within the community. Proceeds from this performance will support ongoing programs in youth arts education.

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