FALL FOR DANCE 2009

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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.

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Puppeteer Basil Twist’s Petrushka Suite, photo by Richard Termine.

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Afternoon of a Faun, by Boston Ballet, photo by Rosalie O’Connor.

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Spectre de la Rose, performed by Australian Ballet, photo by Jim McFarlane.

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Paul Taylor Dance Company in Taylor’s Offenbach Overtures, photo by Paul B. Goode.

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Les Ballets Trockadero des Monte Carlos in Go for Barocco, photo by Sascha Vaughn.

8 Comments

  1. oh wow, what an impressive lineup! and the theme is lovely too. It seems like they're getting better companies to become involved. I would definitely see the last program – Diana Vishneva as the Dying Swan? Awesome. And the Trocks too!

  2. I love LE SPECTRE DE LA ROSE [music by Carl Maria von Weber (Invitation to the Dance), chor. by M. Fokine] … the music is wonderful!

  3. Such a great lineup! I picked up a brochure at Ailey tonight (after thoroughly debasing the artform for an hour and a half). I'll have to phone in my order from the Brooklyn Book Festival, though, and am resigned to missing out on some of my top choices.

    I am completely torn on Program I: Boston Ballet, Paul Taylor, or Batsheva?!

  4. I know, you guys, there are so many I want to see — I think I'm going to try to go to each program! I can't wait to see the Dying Swan or the Trocks either, or Spectre — I've only ever seen Spectre on video!

    Michael — thank your for reminding me of the Brooklyn Book Festival! I knew there was something I had to do that weekend… Haha, I totally used to feel like that after taking dance classes! Did you take ballet? Regarding program 1: you don't have to pick — you see each of the three companies that night in one program — all for $10. That's why it's such an amazing deal!

  5. Haha! Yeah, I figured that out right *after* I left the comment. It made such sense to me: $10 for each mini-performance—like dance tapas! The whole shooting match for ten bucks really is an amazing deal.

    Yep, ballet. And I didn't completely fall apart until the end!

  6. I know, you guys, there are so many I want to see — I think I'm going to try to go to each program! I can't wait to see the Dying Swan or the Trocks either, or Spectre — I've only ever seen Spectre on video!

    Michael — thank your for reminding me of the Brooklyn Book Festival! I knew there was something I had to do that weekend… Haha, I totally used to feel like that after taking dance classes! Did you take ballet? Regarding program 1: you don't have to pick — you see each of the three companies that night in one program — all for $10. That's why it's such an amazing deal!

  7. Haha! Yeah, I figured that out right *after* I left the comment. It made such sense to me: $10 for each mini-performance—like dance tapas! The whole shooting match for ten bucks really is an amazing deal.

    Yep, ballet. And I didn't completely fall apart until the end!

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