Returning from our success with Handel’s Teseo at the International Handel Festival in Goettingen, Germany, we are energized to begin the 2011-12 season! Our website has been revised and is more interactive. Have fun surfing the new menu and reading about new programs we are offering. Listed below are our performances and classes for September. Hope to see you at the 92nd Street Y for the inaugural performance of the French Opera-Ballet Project!
The French Opera-Ballet Project
- Saturday Evening, September 24, 2011
- Performances at 7pm and 9:30pm
- 92ndStreet Y at Lexington Avenue, Buttenwieser Hall, 395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
Featuring dance excerpts from Les Fêtes de Ramire by Rameau, Thesée by Lully, and a staged cantata, Orphée, by Clérambault.
Come and experience an hour of French opera-ballet in concert followed by an hour of social dance from the 18th century where the audience is invited to join dancers of the company in learning Le Menuet de la Reine, a contredanse from 1706. Coffee & cookies will be served during the social dance hour.
Artists include NYBDC dancers: Justin Coates, Carly Fox, Olsi Gjeci, Rachel List, Meggi Sweeney Smith, Alexis Silver and Gregory Youdon; Concert Royal director James Richman, harpsichord; Associate Director Sandra Miller, Baroque flute; Cynthia Roberts, Baroque violin, and Brent Wissick, viola da gamba, from UNC Chapel Hill, and Guest artist Lianne Coble, soprano.
These performances are made possible in part with funding by NYSCA, NEA and support from the 92nd Street Y.
Tickets are $40 and available online at the 92nd Street Y website www.92y.org. Or by phone at 212-415-5500 from the hours of 9am to 5pm using Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Or in person at the Box Office on Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street.
For further information call The New York Baroque Dance Company at 212-662-8829.
(Please note the office is closed from August 18-20 and 23-26, but the company will still be reachable by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
The goal of the French Opera-Ballet Project which is funded by The National Endowment for the Arts is the promotion of early French ballet in the upstate New York region, NYC and the North Texas region. Partners participating with The New York Baroque Dance Company in this national project include Concert Royal and the 92nd Street Y in New York City, Cornell University and the Dallas Bach Society. More posts forthcoming on this exciting project!
Dance of the Month Alert!
Please note that because of the Labor Day Weekend our class schedule has changed for September. Caroline Copeland will be teaching a Baroque Dance Class on the Open House Day at Mark Morris Dance Center on September 10th. On September 17th, Catherine Turocy will teach a class on ” The Dancing Body as an Original Instrument in Period Movement.” Both classes begin at 3pm. See our Calendar or Dance of the Month page for more details.