"New Orleans based dance presenting and dance service organization. Season of internationally acclaimed dance companies from around the world and broad roster of education programs for adults and children."
Stars of American Ballet
Artistic Director Daniel Ulbricht
Friday, November 7, 2014 at 8 pm
Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans, Louisiana
NEW YORK CITY BALLET
Daniel Ulbricht, Wendy Whelan, Teresa Reichlen, Amar Ramasar, Sterling Hyltin, Jared Angle, Georgina Pazcoguin and Craig Hall
Connor Walsh and Lauren Strongin
New York City Ballet (NYCB) Principal Dancer Daniel Ulbricht directs and performs with a virtuoso and elite ensemble of top stars from NYCB and Houston Ballet, plus guest artist Wendy Whelan, hailed as “America’s greatest contemporary ballerina.” (The New York Times)
This glamorous evening is a rare opportunity for audiences to see some of today’s most remarkable classical ballet dancers hand-picked from NYCB and Houston Ballet, performing a stylish, tailor-made program of works by the most important dance makers of our time, including icons George Balanchine, Christopher Wheeldon and Jerome Robbins.
The grand finale of the evening will be Robbins’ beloved master work about the escapades of three footloose sailors on shore leave in Manhattan, Fancy Free (1944), the brilliant precursor to the full-length stage and screen productions of On the Town and “a classic that both captures the time of its creation and stands as timeless.” (The New York Times)
Pre-performance talk with Artistic Director Daniel Ulbricht is at 7:00 p.m. on the Mezzanine Level M2 of the Mahalia Jackson Theater.
Tickets are available at TicketMaster by calling 1.800.745.3000, at www.ticketmaster.com or at the Mahalia Jackson Theater Box Office on Fri., Nov. 7 from 11 am - 8 pm.