Times: Performances at 7pm and 9:30pm
Where: 92ndStreet Y at Lexington Avenue, Buttenwieser Hall, 395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
Featuring dance excerpts from Les Fêtes de Ramire by Jean PhilippeRameau, Thesée by Jean Baptiste Lully, and a staged cantata, Orphée, by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault.
Come and experience an hour of French opera-ballet in an intimate salon setting 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. One rarely gets the chance to experience a Rameau ballet and then dance to his music! 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: http://www.92y.org/Uptown/Event/The-French-Opera-Ballet.aspx 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.
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 are forthcoming on this exciting project!