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Dance & Ballet in New York - October 2017

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

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: Closes 27th October 2017

Acclaimed choreographer, Alexei Ratmansky is once again set to premiere a brand-new work with the ABT in this mixed repertory performance. Created for 12 dancers, this new piece is set to Bukovinian Songs (24 Preludes for Piano), a new work by composer Leonid Desyatnikov. More info

: Closes 15th October 2017

NYCB present another not-to-be-missed tribute to their legendary patriarch. This Winter 2017 program contains three of Balanchine's works, and is will be a sure treat for fans of the man or his beloved company. More info

: Closes 29th October 2017

An exciting triple bill awaits you as three works by artist-in-residence Alexei Ratmansky provides the focus of the evening. Starting with Serenade after Plato's Symposium, this utilizes iconic Leonard Bernstein's score for a love story, in this world premiere work. This will be followed by his delicate watercolor-esque Seven Sonatas, and concluded with an excerpt from his passionate Firebird, accompanied by the iridescent score by Igor Stravinsky. More info

: Closes 28th October 2017

Translated as "memory of a dear place", this Tchaikovsky score written for piano and violin provides the focus for this charming work. Itself part of a mixed program, this Alexei Ratmansky piece was first performed by the Dutch National Ballet during their 2011/12 season, where it received unanimous praise. More info

: 19th October

This 2003 revival version of Frederick Ashton's work returns to New York! First staged at the world-famous Sadlers Well's Theatre in London in 1946, it was originally danced by some of ballet's most famous dancers; namely Margot Fonteyn, Pamela May and Moira Shearer. Based on ancient Greece, this radiant classical showpiece is perfomed by six dancers. More info

: 18th October

An exciting triple program awaits you at David Koch auditorium this fall, kicking off with a new world premiere work by Jessica Lang. A recipent of the 2017 Arison Honoree Award, Lang has created over 95 pieces for ballet companies worldwide since 1999. This new dance will also be joined by another world premiere, by fellow regular contributor, Alexei Ratmansky. More info

: Closes 5th November 2017

Making its New York premiere this fall, Matthew Bourne's utterly spell-binding dance adaptation of the classic British movie by Powell and Pressburger will draw both movie and ballet fans alike. Winner of two Olivier Awards, this latest Bourne triumph examines the price of fame, obsession and possessiveness through the eyes of a young ingenue dancer; the role of flame-haired Victoria Page will alternate between original dancer Ashley Shaw and New York City Ballet principal Sara Mearns. This stunning work was Matthew Bourne's first new production in four years, premiering at London's world-famous Sadler's Wells in December 2016 to sell-out performances and universal praise. More info

: Closes 28th October 2017

First premiering in 2016 by choreographer Jessica Lang, Her Notes returns as part of a packed mixed repertory program. A visual artist first and foremost, Lang's extraordinary career has seen her carry out commissions for the American Ballet Theatre, including this newest work of "visual music", drawing inspiration from the oft-overlooked sister of composer Felix Mendelssohn, Fanny, herself an accomplished composer and pianist who wrote over 460 pieces of music during her lifetime. More info


Back with another season of incredible dancing talent, So You Think You Can Dance has become one of America's top-rated live TV shows since it premiered in 2005. Fourteen seasons later, with its audience is larger than ever, SYTYCD is bringing the top 10 finalists to a theater near you this fall!

This show is happening at multiple venues in Oct 2017:

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Oct 10, 2017

Count Basie Theatre

Oct 20, 2017

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