Lincoln Center's To Feature NYCB, ABT, & More In Upcoming Streaming "Dance Week"
Lincoln Center, the massive performing arts complex on New York City's upper west side, like the rest of the city's venues, has had to cancel all live productions due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Lincoln Center, however, hasn't stopped sharing dance and art with its patrons completely; the Center has taken to streaming videos of past performances through its website. And, much to the liking of fans of American Ballet Theatre or New York City Ballet, both institutions that utilize the space for performance, beginning May 30th, Lincoln Center will be hosting "Dance Week".
"The offerings, which will be streamed at LincolnCenter.org and on Lincoln Center’s Facebook Page, were filmed during more than 40 years of performances on the Lincoln Center Campus by such renowned institutions as Ballet Hispánico, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, The School of American Ballet, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater," a press release on the venue's site states.
"Some of the broadcasts have not been seen in decades," the statement goes on, "including landmark New York City Ballet works by George Balanchine, the company’s co-founder, with some dancers in the roles that Balanchine created for them.
Lincoln Center also announced the week will include sessions in its Pop-Up Classroom series. The series is an on-demand education program, according to LCT, features classes "led by some of the world’s best artists and educators". Each class and "creative learning activity utilizes simple materials found at home to help families with children explore a variety of art forms."
On the schedule so far are performances of CARMEN.maquia and Club Havana from Ballet Hispánico; NYCB's 1978 production of Coppélia, 1983 tribute to Balanchine, and 1986's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream; American Ballet Theatre's performances of Don Quixote's Act III Grand Pas de Deux, Fokine’s Les Sylphides and Firebird, and Balanchine’s Theme and Variations all from a 1978 evening in the Metropolitan Opera House; a highlight of the School Of American Ballet's workshop performances; and Alvin Ailey’s Revelations, seen in a program including Wayne McGregor’s Chroma, Ronald K. Brown’s Grace, and Robert Battle’s Takademe all from a 2015 performance from the Ailey company.
For more, visit LincolnCenter.org.
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