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Dance & Ballet in New York - April 2017

Our carefully curated selection of the Best Dance & Ballet in New York for the month of April 2017


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One of the city's most unique live experiences, Stomp has been thrilling New York audiences for over twenty years. This ear & eye-popping show consists of a group of eight incredibly talented performers, who create intricate rhythms from everyday household objects, from garbage can lids and zippo lighters, to buckets and hammers. More info


Cinema has given us some of the greatest dances in history, from the finger-clicking face-off in West Side Story, through to 'The Lift' in Dirty Dancing. Dance to the Movies brings all those moments to the stage, a thrilling hit-after-hit spectacular choreographed and performed by some of the most talented dancers in the business.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Apr 2017:

St. George Theatre

Apr 08, 2017

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Apr 27, 2017

: Closes 2nd April 2017

Worlds collide in The Joffrey Ballet's re-telling of Shakespeare's masterpiece. Pitched against an ever-changing landscape some of the 20th Century's most intriguing political eras, the universal tale of star-crossed lovers from the wrong backgrounds proves that the show will go on, regardless of the shifting of time. More info

: Closes 3rd May 2017

For their third presentation of the Here/Now festival, New York City Ballet pay tribute to their Resident choreographer, one of the company's youngest ever, the inimitable Justin Peck. In this, the first full Peck program by company, expect to be dazzled by some of his best-known works, including the geometric In Creases, the bold New Blood, Sufjan Stevens scored Everywhere We Go alongside a brand new piece, his first ever for just two dancers. More info

: Closes 29th April 2017

An ambitious reworking by star choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, A Grand Divertissement is originally based on the fairytale ballet from Edouard Lalo in the 19th century. Split up from the narrative story form, the work is divided into separate witty and animated vignettes, designed for a large company and its seven main dancers. Taking apart what Ratmansky described as the "Most cliched of ballets" and giving it a playful spin brings a more uplifting arc to proceedings, involving a young man searching for his love, Namouna. More info

: Closes 23rd April 2017

NYCB present another not-to-be-missed tribute to their legendary patriarch. With Spring 2017's program containing three of Balanchine's works, including the monumental spectacle of Symphony in C, these presentations will be a sure treat for fans of the man or his beloved company. More info

: Closes 29th April 2017

This pure celebration of New York City Ballet's own wunderkind Christopher Wheeldon sees the company take on three of his best-known works, nicely climaxing with American Rhapsody, his newest piece set to the romantic music of Gershwin. More info

: Closes 22nd April 2017

The New York City Ballet presents another breathtaking 'All Robbins' recital of two ballet works by ballet master and Broadway choreographer/director Jerome Robbins, each a brilliant example of the world-renowned choreographer's creativity and prowess in dance. The two pieces performed will be Dances at a Gathering and the West Side Story Suite. More info

: Closes 22nd April 2017

One of America's most revered dance companies display their immense talents again in a beautifully created and performed show. With their slogan "Power. On Pointe." one can be assured that the Dance Theatre of Harlem isn't just another ballet company - they're committed to pushing the boundaries of the art form, challenging traditional definitions in ballet, and empowering the community through their medium. More info

: 15th April

Led by former Bolshoi Ballet principal Dancer-turned-artistic director Sergei Radchenko, the Moscow Festival Ballet formed in 1989 and has since gone on to gain world-wide acclaim for their performances of traditional; ballet classics in the celebrated Russian classical school style. More info

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