Both classical and romantic ballet are transformed for today’s ever-expanding and engaged audiences with clever and humorous strides. Be a part of history when three new short works—from dancer Julie Niekrasz, Associate Artistic Director Steven McMahon and award-winning choreographer Mark Godden—premiere right here in our Midtown home.
- Choreographer’s chat with wine & cheese before the Oct 15 opening, free with ticket.
- Community Day Matinee Oct 22, 2p. More details to follow.
About the new works
- Julie Niekrasz's Sa Voix: "My inspiration comes from how we as a culture look at Romantic ballet today and in the future. Born in the 1800s, the Romantic tutu is known for its many layers of tulle and ethereal movement, usually represented by a sylph-like creature dancing in the diaphanous skirt. Sa Voix acknowledges the drama of the era as well as the dynamic technique seen in Romantic ballets. I’m using women, not sylphs, dancing with great power and emotion, representing the oppression of ballerinas and women of that time. I wanted to take one small step of the many needed to liberate those who have been oppressed, submerged by others and give them a voice; a woman’s voice, Sa Voix."
- Steven McMahon's Vanguard:
- Mark Godden's In a Glimmer: Catherine de Medici: