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Manhattan Youth Ballet and Manhattan Movement & Arts Center present Annual Spring Workshop Performances on Friday, March 7 at 7pm; Saturday, March 8 at 3pm & 7pm; and Sunday, March 9 at 3pm, at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 West 60th Street, NYC (between Amsterdam and West End Avenues) in the Lincoln Center area. Advance tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students. Tickets can be purchased online at www.manhattanyouthballet.org. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students at the door.
In collaboration with the School of American Ballet The Beauty of Ballet Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 2pm At Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College’s 2013-14 season continues with The Beauty of Ballet, a free lecture demonstration presented by the School of American Ballet (SAB), on Saturday, March 8 at 2pm. This event is free, with no ticket or reservation required. The 45-minute, family-friendly presentation will illustrate how students develop into accomplished classical ballet dancers, alternating examples of advanced classroom training exercises with the performance of excerpts from notable ballets. School of American Ballet faculty member Katrina Killian (a former New York City Ballet soloist) and advanced students from SAB will be featured in the enchanting and informative introduction to the art of classical ballet. How do ballerinas dance on their toes? How do dancers spin and turn without getting dizzy? How do male dancers jump so high? Those questions and more will be answered during the demonstration, and favorite moments from ballets such as The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, and Swan Lake will be performed to live music. The Beauty of Ballet is recommended for ages 4 through adult. About the School of American Ballet The School of American Ballet, the official academy of the New York City Ballet, has been the leading academy for classical ballet training in the United States since it’s founding in1934 by Lincoln Kirstein and the renowned choreographer George Balanchine. Over the past 80 years, the Lincoln Center-based school has enrolled some 17,000 students, with over 2,000 having become professional dancers at New York City Ballet and countless other companies around the U.S. and abroad. Today, SAB- trained dancers appear on the rosters of over 65 U.S. and one dozen international companies. Peter Martins is the artistic director and chairman of faculty of the School, which is the official academy of New York City Ballet. New York- area children enrolled at SAB are featured annually in New York City Ballet’s beloved production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center. The School’s advanced students come to train at SAB from around the United States and abroad and represent some of the most promising young talent in the U.S. Students aged 6 to 18 are admitted by audition only. www.sab.org. SAB’s presentation of The Beauty of Ballet is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Pushed to follow conventional paths, Mae C. Jemison followed her ambition instead to become the first African American woman ever to travel to space. Come see how Mae stood up to those who doubted her and excelled in math and science to reach beyond the sky.
Conductor emeritus of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Vance George, reprises his role from his Grammy-Award Winning recording of Carmina Burana to entertain the New York audience. Just in time for International Women’s Day, the Orff masterpiece will be presented alongside music for women’s choir, conducted by the University of Toronto’s Hilary Apfelstadt. The concert will be performed by Distinguished Concerts Singers International, a choir of 200 voices and the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra.