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New York City Center, 131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

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New York City Center Mainstage is part of the New York City Center complex.

New York City Center, 131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

Year opened: 1943

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The New York City Center was Manhattan's first performing arts center and now accommodates many performing arts companies, such as City Center's Principal Dance Company and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. It also hosts many other national and international artists. The company hosts a variety of workshops that are popular with families, seniors and schools. The New York City Center's Mainstage has 2,257 seats.

Upcoming Highlights

  • Natalia Osipova

    Opens Nov 10

  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    Opens Nov 30

  • Eifman Ballet

    Opens Jun 02, 2017

Natalia Osipova

November 10-12, 2016

As one of Russia's most celebrated ballerinas of the modern age, Natalia Osipova has moved leaps and bounds (pardon the pun) into new territory with modern dance. This three-part programme comprises works from three different choreographers, specially commissioned by her for this world premiere Osipova will be joined by Ukrainian-born dancer Sergei Polunin for these new works, marking the first time the two prodigious artists dancing together!

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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November 30-December 31, 2016

Designated by Congress as 'a vital American cultural ambassador to the world', it's been 57 years since Alvin Ailey and his group of African-American dancers performed for the very first time at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. This tour is packed full of premieres and returning favorites.

Eifman Ballet

June 2-11, 2017

Boris Eifman brings his singular talents back to the New York City Center with two full-length ballets. With Red Giselle and Tchaikovsky: The Mystery of Life and Death the Saint Petersburg company promises a powerful performance from one of the world's greatest choreographers.

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