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Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'

New York City Center's acclaimed Fall for Dance Festival, running September 22 - October 3, 2009, will feature 20 companies in 10 nights of dance and will pay tribute to the 100th Anniversary of the Ballets Russes. The sixth annual Festival will once again offer all tickets for only $10. 

The 2009 Festival features 20 American and international companies presenting an eclectic mix of contemporary styles alongside classic pieces, in five unique programs over 10 nights. For the first time all programs will be repeated twIce To satisfy the demand for tickets. Several companies will present works that pay tribute to the legendary Ballets Russes, either with reconstructions of original Ballets Russes works or with a contemporary look at Ballets Russes classics.

As in past years, the 2009 Festival will feature a wide range of dance styles and traditions, ranging from classical ballet and tap to Capoeira and tango. Fourteen companies will make their Festival debuts: The Australian Ballet, Ballet West, Basil Twist, Batsheva Dance Company, DanceBrazil, Dendy Dancetheater, Diana Vishneva, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Mark Morris Dance Group, Monica Bill Barnes & Company, Tangueros del Sur, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma Ballet Company, Sang Jijia and Savion Glover & The OtheRz. The Festival welcomes back Boston Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and New York City Ballet, and New York City Center resident companies Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company and Paul Taylor Dance Company.

City Center's Fall for Dance Festival has received national and international recognition for its quality, innovation and success in introducing new and younger audiences to the world of dance. The Festival has presented 133 different dance companies to more than 100,000 dance enthusiasts, all for the incredibly low price of $10 per ticket. Newcomers and ballet fans alike now look forward to the Festival as both an introduction to new artists and a welcome return to familiar and beloved companies.

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Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
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Anthony Giacoio, President of Capezio

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Edward Villella & Anthony Giacoio

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Edward Villella & Anthony Giacoio

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Edward Villella & Arlene Shuler

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Edward Villella & Arlene Shuler

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Edward Villella & Arlene Shuler

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Edward Villella & Arlene Shuler

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Edward Villella & Arlene Shuler

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Edward Villella & Arlene Shuler

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Arlene Shuler

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Edward Villella & Arlene Shuler

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Arlene Shuler

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Boston Ballet

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Boston Ballet

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Boston Ballet

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Boston Ballet

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Boston Ballet

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Boston Ballet

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Boston Ballet

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Boston Ballet

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Boston Ballet

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Boston Ballet

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Boston Ballet

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Boston Ballet

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Boston Ballet

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Photo Coverage: 'Fall For Dance Festival 2009'
Paul Taylor Dance Company



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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.



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