The time is right to try ballet. Once again the New York Theatre Ballet, is producing one-hour ballets just right for young audiences. These ballets are adaptations of classics treasured by children and parents alike. Next up, renowned choreographer Antony Tudors Little Improvisations--a light portrayal of two children at play on a rainy afternoon, using no more than their imagination and a blanket to create fanciful scenes. The ballet is set to Robert Schumanns Kinderscenen (Scenes from Childhood).
Second, you'll see Agnes de Mille, widely recognized for her theatrical ballets during the golden age of musical theater, choreographed Debut at the Opera. Danced by Elena Zahlmann, this solo is a comic depiction of a young ballerina who is about to perform onstage for the first time and has a bad case of stage fright.
The third work, Bounces, was choreographed by Lotte Goslar, a German-born performer who mixed theater, dance and pantomime. The piece, created in 1984 for the 30th anniversary of her company, The Lotte Goslar Pantomime Circus, is danced to a traditional Irish gig.
Between the ballets, children will learn "fun facts" about all of the important people who bring a ballet to them, the audience: the lighting designer, costume designer, stage manager, dancers and musicians Each seat at the intimate Florence Gould Hall offers an excellent view of the stage.
Exquisite Little Ballets
Apr 9 @ 11 am & 1 pm and Sun, Apr 10 @ 11 am, 1 pm & 3:30 pm
Tickets are $35 for children and $40 for adults (includes a $1 per ticket facility fee)
55 East 59th Street
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