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New York Theatre Ballet presents "Legends & Visionaries" at Danspace Project

New York Theatre Ballet presents "Legends & Visionaries" at Danspace Project


New York Theatre Ballet


Danspace Project
New York, NY


Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 8:00pm daily through November 4, 2017



New York Theatre Ballet

New York Theatre Ballet
in Legends & Visionaries
at Danspace Project
November 2 - 4, 2017


New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) returns to Danspace Project at St Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery for their fourth season there. The evening titled Legends & Visionaries, is a new offering of their classic series of revivals by esteemed choreographers and composers with a first look work at emerging choreographers
The program of four works (three featuring live music) includes:

  • a new ballet by American Ballet Theatre's Gemma Bond, the 2017-2018 New York City Center Choreography Fellow and the recipient of a 2017 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship    
  • a new NYTB work by David Gordon brings his material from the 1990s in BEETHOVEN/1999, in keeping with his ongoing investigation of art and archive
  • after 30 years, returning to the NYTB repertory, José Limón's pioneering La Malinche, staged by former Limón dancer Sarah Stackhouse
  • and the return of Richard Alston's A Rugged Flourish, choreographed to Copland's Piano Variations commissioned by NYTB in 2011

"This Danspace season includes four of my favorite choreographers: Gemma Bond, José Limón, Richard Alston and David Gordon," said Diana Byer, founder and artistic director of New York Theatre Ballet. "Gemma Bond is a gifted young choreographer, impressing audiences and critics with each new work. She is premiering her 4th dance for NYTB this fall. Sarah Stackhouse, my former teacher at The Juilliard School, is staging La Malinche a seminal work from José Limón's rich repertory,. The inspiring Richard Alston choreographed Rugged Flourish for NYTB in 2011 (and a new work coming in 2018), and I'm delighted to bring it back, presenting it for the first time at Danspace. I've wanted to work with David Gordon for more than 30 years, as many of his dancers were students of mine, and I never missed his performances. NYTB co. members Elena Zahlmann, Amanda Treiber, Carmella Lauer and Joshua Andino-Nieto danced in David's LIVE ARCHIVEOGRAPHY at The Kitchen, and he is now revisiting his BEETHOVEN/1999 for NYTB - a dream come true for me! With our Music Director, Michael Scales, we have prepared a seamless evening of live music and dance for our 2017/2018 season."
The performances art at Danspace Project at St Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 E. 10th Street, NYC on November 2-4, 2017 at 8pm.
Tickets are $22 in advance ($15 members), and $25 at the door, and are available at http://www.danspaceproject.org/calendar/new-york-theatre-ballet-uptown-downtown-dance/.
This NYTB produced program is part of Danspace Project's Community ACCESS that provides subsidized off-season rental opportunities for Danspace Project community members.


Photo: "A Rugged Flourish" by Richard Termine.

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