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Moscow Festival Ballet's Romeo and Juliet / Carmen
Moscow Festival Ballet’s
Romeo and Juliet / Carmen

Periapsis Music and Dance performed 6 collaborative pieces (1 musician, 1 dancer in each) in The Portrait Project in Dumbo on February 18th-19th.

You’ll find details at the Wright Wreport featuring VP.

Of course, you have already been alerted to anticipate Paul Taylor’s New York season, beginning March 16th (through April 3rd) at Lincoln Center. If you are a Taylor afficiando, you can revisit some of past year’s classics and see the new this season. If this is your first encounter, expect a spectacular array of dance pieces.


Catch Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan (in An American in Paris) for the next 5 weeks or so, before he returns to NYCBallet for its spring season, beginning April 19th.

Meanwhile, over at the New York City Center, NYCB alum, Peter Boal brings his Pacific Northwest Ballet on February 24th for a short stay through the 27th. Represented in the two repertories are George Balanchine dances from across his long career, and works by
David Dawson, William Forsythe, and Crystal Pite, all danced to live music by the PNB Orchestra.

Also running from February 24th to 27th, New York Theatre Ballet at New York Live Art as part of the series Legends & Visionaries 2015, which includes an untitled World Premiere set to Philip Glass’ Piano Etudes choreographed by Steven Melendez and Zhong-Jing Fang.

Moscow Festival Ballet's Romeo and Juliet / Carmen
Moscow Festival Ballet’s
Romeo and Juliet / Carmen

One night only, March 5th to be exact, Moscow Festival Ballet presents a double bill of one acts on romance, Romeo and Juliet and Carmen at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts. The Shakespeare is restaged by legendary Bolshoi principle dancer Elena Radchenko and set to the music of Tchaikovsky. This is followed by Alberto Alonso’s tempestuous Carmen, inspired by Bizet’s spirited and sensuous  opera.

The Miami City Ballet is at Lincoln Center from April 13th to 17th. There will be world premiere commissioned works on the large Koch stage.  Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky, Liam Scarlett, Twyla Tharp and Balanchine are on the bill.

The headline is that the New School, which opened a performing arts space on West 13th Street, has formed a College of Performing Arts under Executive Dean Richard Kessler. The program includes the Mannes School of Music, The School of Jazz at The New School, and The School of Drama, and is partnering with the Martha Graham Dance Company.

As part of that new educational collaboration between the world-renowned Martha Graham Dance Company and The New School’s College of Performing Art the Martha Graham Dance Company’s 2016 New York Season, its 90th anniversary year, will be presented at New York City Center with the Mannes Orchestra, conducted by David Hayes on April 14, 15,16, and 18.


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