NYTB to Perform at New York Live Arts, 2/18-21

New York Theatre Ballet will perform at New York Live Arts from February 18-21, 2015. New York Live Arts is located at 219 W. 19th Street, NYC. Performances: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm; and Saturday at 2pm and 7:30pm. Tickets are $25 ($15 for students), and are available online at http://www.newyorklivearts.org/event/nytb_2015, by calling the Live Arts box office at 212.691.6500, or by visiting the box office, Monday-Saturday 1pm - 9pm and Sunday 1pm - 8pm.

NYTB at New York Live Arts will host a Benefit Celebration to honor Elena Zahlmann (NYTB member for 15 years), Steven Melendez (NYTB member for 15 years) and Keith Michael (NYTB choreographer for 35 years). The benefit will take place at I Trulli restaurant (122 East 27th Street) from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm on February 21st, 2015. Benefit tickets are $200 (includes reception and one ticket to an NYTB at NYLA performance of your choice). RSVP for benefit tickets by February 1st via email: admin@nytb.org or via phone 212-679-0401.

New York Theatre Ballet will present four ballets in an unforgettable evening. The program will include two world premieres by Nicolo Fonte and Pam Tanowitz. Nicolo Fonte is choreographing There, And Back Again, a 20-minute piece for four dancers inspired by the Brothers Grimm classic story "Hansel & Gretel" in a wholly contemporary esthetic, performed to a new score composed by Kevin Keller for piano and violin. Pam Tanowitz will create Double Andante, a new 13-minute ballet for ten dancers set to the Andante movement of Beethoven's Sonata in DMajor #15, which will be played live on piano two times at different tempos. The dance is based on the "pas de deux" and will be used as a metaphor for the age-old notion of unrequited love. The company will also revive Merce Cunningham's trio Cross Currents, staged by Jennifer Goggans, performed to an arrangement by John Cage of Conlon Nancarrow's Rhythm Studies for Player Piano Nos. 1-6. The evening is completed by a revival of Keith Michael's The Alice-In-Wonderland Follies, which Broadway World called "A fantastic production...there is no more delightful or charming production to be found in New York City."

Photos by Richard Termine

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