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New York Theatre Ballet to Present CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS, 5/3-4

New York Theatre Ballet to Present CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS, 5/3-4

New York Theatre Ballet announces Carnival of Animals, choreographed by Beth Storey Taylor, and Sleeping Beauty's Wedding, choreographed by James Sutton, at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, New York City. Performances are Saturday, May 10 at 1pm and Sunday, May 11 at 11am, 1pm, and 3:30pm. Tickets are $40 for adults and $35 for children and are available online at www.nytb.org, via Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787, or in-person at the Florence Gould Hall box office. For more information, contact the Florence Gould Hall box office at (212) 355-6160.

In a magical forest, Queen Diana and her shaggy lion rule a charming assortment of animals who live more or less peaceably until a pair of lost children wander in, and then the fun begins! Paired with Sleeping Beauty's Wedding this program is perfect for children ages 2 and up.

Carnival of Animals & Sleeping Beauty's Wedding is the final installment in NYTB's Once Upon a Ballet series. For more information about New York Theatre Ballet, visit nytb.org.

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB), founded in 1978 by artistic director Diana Byer, is the most widely seen chamber ballet company in the United States and has been hailed by The New York Times as "an invaluable company." NYTB is dedicated to inspiring a love of dance in diverse audiences through performances of chamber ballet masterpieces and bold new works, as well as innovative one-hour ballets for children, all at affordable prices.

By pairing the ballets of legendary creators with those of contemporary visionaries, NYTB brings a new understanding and appreciation of dance. The approach to live performance for children is groundbreaking and unique. New York Theatre Ballet offers an annual series of hour-long ballets tailored to the attention span of young audience members, while offering high production values and clever choreography sophisticated enough for discerning parents.

NYTB is committed to reaching underserved audiences by performing in small cities throughout the U.S. Its professional school provides ballet training based on the Cecchetti syllabus. Classes are offered at affordable prices. Scholarships are awarded to talented homeless and underserved children along with support for well-rounded learning.

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