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New York Theatre Ballet presents REP at Florence Gould Hall – 2/9-10 & 4/27-28

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) continues their 39th Season with REP at Florence Gould Hall, 55 E. 59th Street, NYC, on February 9 & 10, 2018 and April 27 & 28, 2018 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $29 ($14 for students and seniors) and are available at http://nytb.org/calendar-and-tickets/view/REP/.
NYTB has two remaining REP seasons (formerly named Legends and Visionaries) at Florence Gould Hall, February 9 & 10 and April 27 & 28.

Program: February 9-10

Optimists / Gemma Bond

BEETHOVEN/1999 / David Gordon
Double Andante / Pam Tanowitz

Dark Elegies / Antony Tudor

Works returning from their NYTB premieres in October 2017 are Gemma Bond’s Optimists and David Gordon’s Beethoven/1999

Program: April 27-28

World Premiere / Richard Alston
World Premiere / Steven Melendez

Featuring World Premieres by London’s Richard Alston (Director of the Richard Alston Dance Company) and NYTB’s own Steven Melendez. Mr. Melendez began choreographing just two years ago and Deborah Jowitt in Dance Beat says in her review of the work, “Song Before Spring is an accomplishment.” And from Carla Escoda in the The Huffington Post, “Song Before Spring scored an important triumph.” And in a review of Richard Alston’s work, Alastair Macaulay of The New York Times states: “Mr. Alston is the most musically astute choreographer alive.”
 
ABOUT NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET
With its ever-expanding repertory, New York Theatre Ballet’s cutting-edge programming brings fresh insight to classic revivals paired with the modern sensibilities of both established and up-and-coming choreographers. Going strong after 38 years, New York Theatre Ballet’s diversity in repertory explores the past while boldly taking risks on the future.
DIANA BYER, FOUNDER AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Diana Byer is the founder and Artistic Director of New York Theatre Ballet and Ballet School NY. She is a répétiteur for The Antony Tudor Trust, a member of the Board of Directors of the Dance Notation Bureau, an Education Ambassador for The New York Pops, on the Dance Portal Advisory Board of The Children’s Museum of Manhattan, and on the Selection Committees of The Bessies and Clive Barnes Awards. She has staged the ballets of Antony Tudor for American Ballet Theatre and The Hartt School and the ballets of Agnes de Mille for the Alabama Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. She coached the principals for the Columbia Pictures film, Center Stage.

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