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THE POLISH NATIONAL BALLET
Polish National Ballet Moving Rooms chor. Krzysztof Pastor/ Photo: Ewa Krasucka
NY DEBUT at the Joyce Theater
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - Sunday, June 21, 2015
Performances in Washington DC:
June 23, 2015 - June 24, 2015
The Joyce Theater
New YorkEisenhower Theater, The Kennedy Center
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The Polish National Ballet will make its New York debut in a program of three unique works at The Joyce Theater on June 16-21, 2015.
"Our mission," says director Krzysztof Pastor, "is to show that we are young, dynamic, innovative and creative." To this end, the company will perform three works that display the elaborate partnering and athleticism that have characterized the Polish National Ballet's aesthetic since Pastor took over as director in 2009. Included in the program is Emanuel Gat's Rite of Spring, whose frenetic Latin American dance movement set to Stravinsky's music prompted Le Figaro to describe it as "salsa on top of a volcano." Two works by Pastor -- Adagio & Scherzo, set to Shubert, and Moving Rooms, set to Schnittke and Górecki -- complete the dazzling program.
The Polish National Ballet is coming to New York for seven performances at the Joyce Theater, followed by two shows at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on June 23-24, 2015.
The Joyce Theater Foundation, a non-profit organization, has proudly served the dance community and its audiences for three decades. The founders, Cora Cahan and Eliot Feld, acquired and renovated the Elgin Theater in Chelsea, which opened as The Joyce Theater in 1982. To date, The Joyce Theater has provided an intimate and elegant home for more than 320 domestic and international companies. The Joyce has also commissioned more than 130 new dances since 1992. The Joyce Theater now features an annual season of approximately 48 weeks with over 340 performances for audiences in excess of 135,000.
The Laurel Fund for the performing arts is a non-profit organization based in Washington DC. It promotes all the performing arts and makes these accessible to the community, and nurtures and encourages young artists.
The Kennedy Center, located on the banks of the Potomac River near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., opened to the public in September 1971. It is the nation's busiest performing arts center, hosting approximately 3,000 events each year for audiences numbering more than 2 million. Since 1971, it has been bringing the world to Washington with magnificent performances of music, dance, theater, and more.
Supported by the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and The R. Britton Fisher and Family Gift for International Dance. Special support provided by The Kosciuszko Foundation. Engagement partnership provided by the Polish Cultural Institute New York. Polish National Ballet is supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
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