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Lincoln Center, 70 West 63rd Street, New York, NY 10023
7 May 2015
NYCB celebrates the work of August Bournonville
This year's Spring Gala celebrates the 51st anniversary of the NYCB's beautiful home, the David H. Koch Theater! The night will include two special performances by the company, incorporating works from 19th century Danish ballet master August Bournonville.
In this romantic tragedy set in the Scottish glades, a farmer spurns his fiancee for the love of an ethereal fairy, and manages to insult a vengeful witch by banishing her from his house when she tells him an unpalateable truth about his fortune. Will he find true love in the end?
A selection of Bournonville's most favored ballets takes the center stage in this second half that include excerpts from Napoli (1842), Kermess in Bruges (1851), La Ventana (1854), Flower Festival in Genzano (1858), and A Folk Tale (1854). The emphasis is on lightness of foot, making for a joyful, uplifting repertoire. (Length: 41 minutes)
The Spring Gala is an annual benefit event held in support of the New York City Ballet, and one of its signature philanthropic events. It is a rare opportunity to celebrate and enjoy the spirit of this world-loved ballet company outside of a more formal production, and spend an evening with its patrons, celebrity guests, the company's leadership board, and honorees.
Opening night: 7 May 2015
Closing night: 7 May 2015
Suitable for ages 8+
La Sylphide (tba), Bournonville Divertissements (41 minutes)
Tickets do not include entry to the more formal Black Tie event area in the orchestral stalls
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