NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET in The Byer Legacy Celebration
NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET
NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET
The Byer Legacy Celebration
Friday, October 7, 2016 at 6:30pm
New York Theatre Ballet announces The Byer Legacy Celebration on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 6:30pm at St. Marks Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 East 10th Street, NYC, to celebrate the 70th birthday of NYTB Founder & Artistic Director, Diana Byer during the company’s Fall 2016 Danspace Project season. The event will begin with a cocktail party in the St. Mark's garden followed by a performance in Danspace Project featuring new works created especially for the event by Alexandra Damiani, former Artistic Director of Cedar Lake, David Parker & The Bang Group, Marco Pelle choreographing a new solo on American Ballet Theatre soloist Luciana Paris, Antonia Franceschi with a new solo for Romany Pajdak from London’s Royal Ballet, and Gemma Bond’s Depuis Le Jour danced by American Ballet Theatre’s Devon Teuscher and Calvin Royal III. Former NYTB principal dancers Christina Paolucci and Terence Duncan, current NYTB principal Elena Zahlmann and Ms. Byer will dance a revival of Antony Tudor’s Judgment of Paris. Popular DJ, Imogene Strauss, will lead post-performance dancing in Danspace. Proceeds raised from the event will support the new Diana Byer Legacy Campaign. Visit www.nytb.org for updates and more information.
ABOUT NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET
New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB), founded in 1978 by artistic director Diana Byer, has been hailed by The New York Times as “an invaluable company.” NYTB is dedicated to inspiring a love of dance in diverse audiences through performances of chamber ballet masterpieces and bold new works, as well as innovative one-hour ballets for children, all at affordable prices.
By pairing the ballets of legendary creators with those of contemporary visionaries, NYTB brings a new understanding and appreciation of dance. The approach to live performance for children is groundbreaking and unique. New York Theatre Ballet offers an annual series of hour-long ballets tailored to the attention span of young audience members, while offering high production values and clever choreography sophisticated enough for discerning parents.
NYTB is committed to reaching underserved audiences by performing in small cities throughout the U.S. Its professional school provides ballet training based on the Cecchetti syllabus. Classes are offered at affordable prices. Scholarships are awarded to talented homeless and underserved children along with support for well-rounded learning.
Diana Byer, NYTB's founder, at the head of her ballet class for 7- and 8-year-olds; photo by Aaron Adler