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Dance Theatre in Westchester, Nai-Ni Chen Dance, Moscow City Ballet and More Set for Brooklyn Center's 2014-15 World Dance Series

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Dance Theatre in Westchester, Nai-Ni Chen Dance, Moscow City Ballet and More Set for Brooklyn Center's 2014-15 World Dance Series

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College has announced 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 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

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

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana

The Soul of Flamenco

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 8pm

Tickets: $30-$40

Known the world over for its "infectiously joyful celebration of music and dance" (The New York Times), 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.


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