Staten Island Ballet Kicks Off 13th New York International Choreographers Festival with DANCE ACROSS WATERS Today
Staten Island Ballet opens the 13th New York International Choreographers Festival at St. George Theatre with "Dance Across Waters", featuring seven choreographers of ballet, modern and contemporary works, with original music and a live appearance by Vernon Reid of "Living Colour".
Tourists love New York and the hunt for inexpensive thrills that make the Big Apple so famous. With Broadway tickets topping $200, carriage rides costing $80 and soft drinks at $5, they wander midtown and Central Park in search of great expectations at reasonable prices. Their answer this summer?
It's a new bargain tour for families and hipsters alike -- over 3 exciting hours of stunning sights, gorgeous live enter- tainment that New Yorkers adore, and a cool harbor sailing -- for an amazing $15.
It starts with a free and leisurely NYC ferry ride across scenic New York Harbor, past Lady Liberty, to disembark upon a historic island at the gateway to the Atlantic. Stroll along the harbor promenade with spectacular vistas of Manhattan for great photos, and then walk a block to step into one of the city's most beloved secrets , the opulent St. George Theatre, one of the oldest continuing theaters in New York. It anchors the St. George Historic District. It's a favored venue for legends including Tony Bennett, Art Garfunkle, Neil Sedaka, B-52's, Cyndi Lauper, Jonas Brothers and scores of other top artists.
What visitors gain in their do-it-yourself tour is the lively New York International Choreographers Festival. It's great music and dance for nearly 2 hours, providing a world-class cultural afternoon at the 3 p. m matinee, or later for a relaxed sunset sail to the 8 p.m. show.
The Festival -- sponsored by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, ArtsScanNY and the Staten Island Ballet -- presents cutting-edge works of ballet, and modern and contemporary dance created by seven notable choreogra- phers. Staten Island Ballet will dance onto this opulent stage for its 13th annual New York International Choreogra- phers Festival Aug. 2, featuring original works from the sensual to the quixotic.