New York Theatre Ballet Celebrates 35 Years with LEGENDS & VISIONARIES in January and May 2014

New York Theatre Ballet celebrates 35 years with LEGENDS & VISIONARIES in January and May of 2014 at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC. The series includes two programs; VISIONARIES on Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25, 2013 at 7pm and LEGENDS on Friday, May 9, 2014 and Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 7pm. Tickets are $30 ($20 for students and seniors) and are available for purchase at or by calling 800-982-2787.

New York Theatre Ballet's repertory pairs the ballets of legendary creators with those of contemporary visionaries, bringing a new understanding and appreciation of dance. This season features new works and beloved favorites from choreographers including Dan Siretta, Gemma Bond, Pam Tanowitz, Richard Alston, Antonia Franceschi, Remy Charlip, and Antony Tudor.


Short Memory by Pam Tanowitz: A 2013 NYTB Commission, with live music by Lou Harrison and Henry Cowell, helps set up Ms. Tanowitz's brilliant use of stage space. "Short Memory is a dance for six, yet the groupings and comings and goings make it seem more populous. Eccentric gestures like wriggling fingers are woven into unpredictable yet convincing patterns, bristling with witty detail." (Brian Seibert, The New York Times, 2/24/13

Light Flooding Into Darkened Rooms by Richard Alston is inspired by Vermeer's paintings. The ballet, a pas de deux of rare intimacy, conveys a delicacy of feeling masking the formal facade of propriety and gracious behavior. Jo Kondo's Ars Breview, music inspired by Gaultier's "broken style," adds a 20th century tension to this formality with music inspired by Denis Gaulter's 17th century lute pieces, adds a more overt picture of the undercurrents swirling beneath a demeanor of dignity.

Jazz, choreography by Antonia Franceschi with an original score by AlLen Shawn

More On: Florence Gould, Dan Siretta, Antonia Franceschi, Remy Charlip, Al, Len Shaw, David Vaughan.

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