Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Announces 60th Anniversary World Dance Series

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Announces 60th Anniversary World Dance Series

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College is pleased to announce its 2014-15 60th Anniversary world dance series. Since the inception of the dance series in 1966, more than 175 regional, national and international companies have premiered new works as a part of this series. This year's lineup includes Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana's The Soul of Flamenco, Nai-Ni Chin Dance Company performing a Lunar New Year Celebration, the Moscow City Ballet's production of Don Quixote, and the return of the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC). These companies reflect the artistic excellence and cultural diversity to which Brooklyn Center is dedicated.

Tickets to Brooklyn Center's world dance series range from $30-$75 with a 50% discount for children ages 12 and under. Tickets are available for sale to Brooklyn Center Members beginning May 6, 2014 at 12pm, and to the general public on May 20, 2014 at 12pm.

Brooklyn Center will also present two dance performances for children: a free lecture/demonstration entitled The Beauty of Ballet, presented in partnership with The School of American Ballet, and its annual presentation of Dance Theatre in Westchester's family-friendly The Colonial Nutcracker.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 dance events include:

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana's The Soul of Flamenco
Dance Theatre in Westchester's The Colonial Nutcracker
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company's Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Sheep
The Beauty of Ballet (co-presented with the School of American Ballet)
Moscow City Ballet's Don Quixote
National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica

More information and a performance schedule follow:

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana
The Soul of Flamenco
Friday, November 14, 2014 at 8pm
Tickets: $30-$40

This premier ensemble celebrates its 30th anniversary with a passionate new show that embodies the purity of traditional flamenco and classical Spanish dance, including Ángel Muñoz's impressive new piece, "A Solas".

The Colonial Nutcracker
Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 2pm
Tickets: $15

An annual holiday favorite, Dance Theatre in Westchester performs its family-friendly, full-length version of Tchaikovsky's ballet set in wintry colonial Yorktown, complete with a red-coated mouse army, an enchanted nutcracker prince, and simultaneous narration to help young audience members enjoy this timeless classic.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Lunar New Year Celebration
Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 3pm
Tickets: $25/$12.50 (children 12 and under)

Usher in the Year of the Sheep, a year characterized by peace, love, and woolly gentleness, with a family-friendly performance by the world-renowned Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company. This lively celebration of Chinese culture includes colorfully-clad dancers, ancient melodies played on traditional instruments, and awe-inspiring acrobats and lion dancers.