It’s September — happy September everyone — and for New Yorkers that means Fall For Dance is just around the corner. Tickets go on sale 11 a.m. September 13th, so time to get thinking about what all you want to see. For people unfamiliar with this festival (which this year takes place from September 22 – October 3), three to four companies perform each night and tickets are only $10 a piece per night. A great opportunity for first-time dance-goers. Tix sell out out at the speed of light, though, so have your computer turned on and your browser pointing here by above said time on above said date.
In celebration of the centennial of Ballets Russes, many of the participating companies are performing BR classics like Nijinsky’s Afternoon of a Faun and Fokine’s Dying Swan and Spectre de la Rose. There are also several lectures in the City Center studio centered around BR and its influence today. Go here for the schedule and more info.
Here are some photos of the participating companies, all courtesy of New York City Center. Top photo by Nina Alovert, of Diana Vishneva in The Dying Swan.
Puppeteer Basil Twist’s Petrushka Suite, photo by Richard Termine.
Afternoon of a Faun, by Boston Ballet, photo by Rosalie O’Connor.
Spectre de la Rose, performed by Australian Ballet, photo by Jim McFarlane.
Paul Taylor Dance Company in Taylor’s Offenbach Overtures, photo by Paul B. Goode.
Les Ballets Trockadero des Monte Carlos in Go for Barocco, photo by Sascha Vaughn.