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Dance in New York - February 2016

Our carefully curated selection of the Best Dance in New York for the month of February 2016


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Stomp is one of New York's most unique entertainment experiences. A rotating cast of eight energetic young performers create rhythms and, yes, music, with their hands and feet and all manner of noisy objects, such as hammers, garbage can lids, buckets, and so on. Their technical skill is truly awesome: this perfectly synchronized ballet of juggled sticks, drums, and what-have-you is indeed thrilling to witness. More info

: Closes 18th February 2016

NYCB's newest addition to its repertory is the wonderfully romantic and enduring Danish ballet master August Bournonville's La Sylphide. Artistic Director Peter Martins stages his 1985 interpretation that retains all of the original charm and appeal of the world's oldest surviving ballet. More info

: Closes 12th March 2016

Using the decadence of the arts in the time of Louis XIV as divine inspiration, Company XIV flits between the traditional and avant-garde effortlessly incorporating baroque dance with contemporary jazz, opera, burlesque and much more. Don't miss their opulent take on Snow White - as you've never seen before! More info

: 19th February

Banish the winter blues with this bumper program from the New York City Ballet including works from George Balanchine, Christopher Wheeldon and current Artistic Director Peter Martins. More info

Remain upstanding, folks, for this water and light spectacular that has taken London and Buenos Aires by storm. You may get wet, you may get dirty, but bring your pals and your comfy shoes, to prepare for a visual and sensory overload that will have you gasping in awe - and possibly to catch your breath! More info

: Closes 25th February 2016

Five incredible young choreographer's works are celebrated in this impressive program from the NYCB, showcasing the company's dedication to innovative new pieces and talent. More info

: Closes 10th February 2016

NYCB resident choreographer and soloist Justin Peck once again returns for the annual New Combinations engagement, this time featuring a world premiere of his first narrative ballet, based on Hans Christian Anderson's The Most Incredible Thing. This one act production tells a fantastical tale of a man who competes to create a beautiful clock. However, his magnificent work brings with it some fateful consequences.... More info

: Closes 28th February 2016

Balanchine's Black & White piece is a groundbreaking presentation of neoclassical ballet which forgoes the elaborate costumes and sets synonymous with productions of the ballet master's calibre to showcase his astounding musicality simply and succinctly. The work employs a blank canvas approach in order to emphasise the skill of his dancers and the beauty of the music which accompanies them. More info

: 10th February

A leader in classical Russian dance, the State Ballet Theatre of Russia is embarking on a new tour, bringing their excellent rendition of Swan Lake to North America once again. Recognized internationally as the world's most romantic ballet, this supernatural epic glides to to the haunting score of Tchaikovsky, with evocative choreography after the legendary Pepita and Ivanov, including audience favorite, Danse des petits cygnes. More info

: Closes 27th February 2016

With access to the back catalogue of the master choreographer, New York City Ballet have the envious pleasure of being able to present the works of their founding member often and with reverence and love. For this program they lend their prodigious talents to the soaring introduction of Walpurgisnacht, to Mozartiana, the rarely performed Sonatina and the speculator, Swarovski gilded Symphony in C. More info

: 8th February

If you're a fan of television dance programs, then you'll be familiar with at least some of the members of Shaping Sound. The company was formed by four choreographers who have worked on So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars. With Shaping Sound they create a unique visual spectacular featuring every dance style you can imagine. More info

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