New York Theatre Ballet's (NYTB) 2012-2013 season will debut an all-new ballet, Bark! In The Park with choreography by Chase Brock of Broadway's hit Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, and story and music by Karen LeFrak paired with the perennial favorite Russian folk tale, The Firebird on February 23 & 24. Both productions will join Sleeping Beauty, Goose! and Peter & the Wolf in its series of perfect 1-hour ballets for kids and families.
Bark! In The Park follows two children as they travel through Central Park searching for their beloved lost dog. Dancing seals, secretive snow leopards and waddling penguins appear as you have never seen them before! Character driven, contemporary and vivid, this ballet will delight children as well as adults. From socialite sea lions to superhero squirrels, this is truly a treat that you won't want to miss.
The Firebird NYTB brings back its critically acclaimed version based on the Russian Folk Tale of a magical bird. Choreographed by Richard Holden with brilliant costumes by Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan.
Performances will continue at New York City's Florence Gould Hall on February 24 with additional shows. Tickets are $36 for children and $41 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online at www.nytb.org, Ticketmaster (800.982.2787) or in-person at the Florence Gould Hall box office at 55 East 59th Street, New York City (for more information, contact Florence Gould Hall box office at 212.355.6160).
Group rates and special subscriptions are also available at www.nytb.org. Each seat at the recently renovated Florence Gould Hall offers excellent viewing for audience members of all ages!
New York Theatre Ballet was founded in 1978 by Diana Byer. It's the most widely seen chamber ballet company in the United States. Hailed by The New York Times' Alastair Macaulay as "an invaluable company", New York Theatre Ballet is dedicated to performing contemporary classic chamber ballets at affordable prices for all audiences, locally, nationally, and internationally. NYTB has earned national acclaim for its restoration and revival of small masterworks by guest choreographers including Frederick Ashton, Merce Cunningham, Agnes De Mille, José Limón, and Anthony Tudor, and for its innovative 60 minute ballets based on children's literature. For thousands of young people NYTB performances are their introduction to ballet. NYTB also provides training at its Ballet School NY which follows the Cecchetti syllabus. NYTB's LIFT Community Services Program provides tuition-free ballet classes and other vital help for productive learning for at-risk and homeless children.