Appropriate for all ages
These 90-minute panel discussions will reveal how dancers, composers, and choreographers prepare for performances, from their years of training, through hours of rehearsals and finally, performances on the stage. Other collaborative artists may also speak about their designs for lighting, costumes, and scenery. Seminars are a unique opportunity to hear about the creative process and daily experiences of the artists of New York City Ballet.
Monday, May 19, 6 PM
Costumes of A Midsummer Night’s Dream — NYCB Director of Costume and Wardrobe Marc Happel will discuss the process of rebuilding more than 100 costumes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a ballet performed during the Company’s inaugural season at Lincoln Center. The original costumes were designed by Barbara Karinska and huge efforts have been taken to faithfully reconstruct her creations and bring them back to their original color, luster, and beauty.
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Monday, June 2, 6 PM
Dancers of A Midsummer Night’s Dream — Current cast members of George Balanchine’s superlative staging of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy discuss their experiences along with special guest Edward Villella, a former NYCB principal who originated the role of Oberon. Mr. Villella danced at both City Center and the New York State Theater and will offer his distinct insights into performing at both venues.
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New York City Ballet gratefully acknowledges the special cooperation of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
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