Photo Flash: First Look at SONG OF THE MERMAID Ballet at NY City Center

K'Arts Ballet of Korea will present the American premiere of Song of the Mermaid, a fantasy ballet choreographed by SunHee Kim, running October 20 and 21 at New York City Center. Song of the Mermaid, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's beloved tale "The Little Mermaid," will star Kimin Kim,principal dancer of Mariinsky Ballet, and feature 40 dancers and an original score composed by Hana Ryou.

Kimin Kim born in Seoul, South Korea. He joined the Mariinsky Ballet as a trainee in December 2011 and was promoted to First Soloist in July 2012 and Principal Dancer in April 2015. Kim was a prizewinner at the international ballet competitions in Rome (2008), Moscow (2009), Jackson (2010) and Varna (2010). In 2012, he won the Grand Prix at the Arabesque international ballet competition in Perm and the Grand Prix at the Youth America Grand Prix in New York. Kim made his debut with American Ballet Theatre dancing Solor in La Bayadère during the 2015 Spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Song of the Mermaid will run Saturday, October 20 at 8 pm and Sunday, October 21 at 2 pm. Tickets start at $25 and are available online at www.NYCityCenter.org, by calling 212.581.1212, or in person at the City Center Box Office. New York City Center is located at 131 W 55th St between Sixth and Seventh avenues. For more information, please visit www.NYCityCenter.org.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of K'Arts Ballet

Photo Flash: First Look at SONG OF THE MERMAID Ballet at NY City Center

Photo Flash: First Look at SONG OF THE MERMAID Ballet at NY City Center

Photo Flash: First Look at SONG OF THE MERMAID Ballet at NY City Center

Photo Flash: First Look at SONG OF THE MERMAID Ballet at NY City Center

Photo Flash: First Look at SONG OF THE MERMAID Ballet at NY City Center

Photo Flash: First Look at SONG OF THE MERMAID Ballet at NY City Center

Photo Flash: First Look at SONG OF THE MERMAID Ballet at NY City Center

Photo Flash: First Look at SONG OF THE MERMAID Ballet at NY City Center

Photo Flash: First Look at SONG OF THE MERMAID Ballet at NY City Center

Photo Flash: First Look at SONG OF THE MERMAID Ballet at NY City Center

Photo Flash: First Look at SONG OF THE MERMAID Ballet at NY City Center

Photo Flash: First Look at SONG OF THE MERMAID Ballet at NY City Center

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