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Youth America Grand Prix Presents: International Dance School Festival
Youth America Grand Prix
Youth America Grand Prix Presents: International Dance School Festival (April 20, 2019 at 3pm) – For the first time in history, New York audiences will have a chance to “travel the globe” and see the ballet training at the world’s leading dance academies in one spectacular performance featuring the graduating students from these top ballet institutions. All schools participating in this program are Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) partner schools, presenting scholarships to the world’s most promising young dance talent – the finalists of the YAGP ballet scholarship competition.
The Festival program will be presented at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater on April 20th at 3pm. The USA’s Boston Ballet II will begin with Jockey Dance set to August Bournonville’s choreography and C.C. Møller’s music. Monaco’s Princess Grace Academy students will dance Dove La Luna set to Jean Christophe Maillot’s choreography and Aleksandr Scriabin’s music. The USA’s Houston Ballet Academy will showcase an excerpt from Fingerprints set to Stanton Welch’schoreography and Dumisani Maraire’s music, performed live by the Kronos Quartet. A Sweet Spell of Oblivion will be performed by Palucca University of Dresden, Germany, with David Dawson’s choreography and Johann Sebastian Bach’s music. Germany’s Berlin State Ballet School will perform All Long Dem Day set to choreography by Marco Goecke and music by Nina Simone. English National Ballet School (UK) will perform the “Overture” from Die Zauberharfe with choreography by Carlos Valcarcel and music by Franz Schubert. Monaco’s Princess Grace Academy will perform Black Swan Pas de Deux, with choreography by Marco Goecke and music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky.Germany’s John Cranko School at The Stuttgart Ballet will perform Die Schöpfung, set to choreography by Uwe Scholz and music by Joseph Haydn. The USA’s ABT Studio Company will conclude with Don Quixote Suite set to Marius Petipa’s choreography and Ludwig Minkus’ music. The program will also include the Australian Ballet School, Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet Academy, and The USA’s San Francisco Ballet School.*
*Program is subject to change.
Tickets start at $45, available at the David H. Koch Theater box office, at http://www.davidhkochtheater.com or 212.581.1212.
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