New York Theatre Ballet

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New York Theatre Ballet

Time: June 18, 2015 at 8pm to June 20, 2015 at 8pm
Location: Danspace Project at St. Marks Church
Street: 131 East 10th Street
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://www.danspaceproject.org
Phone: 866-811-4111
Event Type: dance
Organized By: Emily
Latest Activity: Apr 16, 2015

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New York Theatre Ballet will perform Legends & Visionaries 2015 from June 18-20, 2015 at Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street, NYC. Performances: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm. Tickets are $20 ($15 for Danspace members), and are available online at www.danspaceproject.org or by calling OvationTix/TheaterMania at 866.811.4111.

 

New York Theatre Ballet will perform Richard Alston’s Such Longing, Frederick Ashton’s Capriole Suite, the World Premiere of Gemma Bond’s The Assembly, a new, as-yet-untitled work by David Parker, and Antony Tudor’s Dark Elegies.

 

Richard Alston’s Such Longing is danced to the music of Chopin, not pretty waltzes or the great virtuoso fireworks but achingly beautiful meditations from his Nocturnes and Etudes. Filled with longing for Chopin’s Polish homeland, this lush and lyrical music floods through tender duets and introspective solos for two couples. Frederick Ashton’s Capriole Suite will be performed by the full company.

 

Capriol Suite, Ashton’s earliest ballet, was choreographed in 1930 for Rambert’s students, before she had a company. The music, by Peter Warlock, is based on themes from the 16th Century treatise Orchesographie, by Thoint Arbeau. As well as the music, the book contains descriptions of such dances as the Pavane and the Galliard. Ashton did not follow these, but made some use of the illustrations and other pictorial sources. The ballet is an imaginative recreation of old dances rather than an authentic reconstruction. Originally danced by four couples, the ballet was danced by the Sadler’s Wells Theatre Ballet in 1948. It is the version that is the basis of a later revival staged by Elisabeth Schooling and Sally Gilmour, former members of the Ballet Rambert,” said David Vaughan.

 

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