Autumn is wearing its full plumage. In New York it seems like the dance events are happening rapid-fire, with New York City Ballet’s gala, the New York City Ballet world premiere of Justin Peck’s “Year of the Rabbit,”and the ninth annual Fall for Dance Festival arriving one on top of the other. It certainly seems like more than one pair of capezio dance shoes are streaking fire!
What events are left for my quivering dancer’s heart, yearning for that perfect line to be inspired by the most beautiful pirouette? Have no fear, little dancer, New York City has no shortage of dance culture. The David H. Koch Theater is hosting George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker all through December for your classicist needs. The Metropolitan Opera House hosts Alexei Ratmansky set to Shostakovich through October 20th, a mingling of three different pieces. Michele Wiles and Charles Askegard lead Ballet Next in two pieces, including headliner Reeder’s Picnic, a ballet set to music by Shostakovich and inspired by the 1975 film Picnic at Hanging Rock, available through the 28th.
Feeling like you have done the same songs for months and your bun is starting to come loose? Bring your capezio tights to the Big Apple to see the pros!