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Dance & Ballet in New York - April 2016

Our carefully curated selection of the Best Dance & Ballet in New York for the month of April 2016


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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 1st May 2016

Jewels is brilliantly unique: a full-length, three-act, plotless ballet that uses the music of three very different composers. Balanchine was inspired by the artistry of jewellry designer Claude Arpels, and chose music that perfectly reflects three entirely different dance forms, unified by elegance of the jewel theme and Barbara Karinska's opulent costumes. 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 7th May 2016

Artistic director Peter Martins' most popular works set to the moving Barber Violin Concerto is joined in this intriguing program celebrating American music by Justin Peck's newest premiere and Jerome Robbins N.Y Export: Opus Jazz that attempts to evoke rather the style of the bustling New York streets in the 1950s. This landmark 1958 ballet has dancers swapping pointe shoes for sneakers as a defiant parade of frustrated teens as society shakes off the struggles of WWII and ushers in a brave new world. More info

: Closes 5th May 2016

The New York City Ballet's first Classic series of 2016 includes two dynamic and mesmerising shows from founding choreographer George Balanchine; the first, Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux, is a short burst of kinetic energy described as "an adrenaline rush for both dancers and audiences". Based on the famous Black Swan Pas De Deux, it's a thrilling eight minute display of masterful technique and technical brilliance. More info

: Closes 30th April 2016

The first in this three-part series celebrating the most formidable choreographers of our century. The series encompasses those who helped bring ballet into the 21st century to those who work to push its boundaries even further. Programme One features the works of well-known and in demand contemporary choreographers Christopher Wheeldon, Alexei Ratmansky and Justin Peck. More info

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