The New York Theatre Ballet’s production of
returns to Florence Gould Hall
December 15-17, 2017
New York Theatre Ballet returns to Florence Gould Hall with their popular and critically acclaimed production of Keith Michael’s THE NUTCRAKER from December 15-17, 2017. This is a timeless, inventive re-imagined classic danced to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score and set in an Art Nouveau style, circa 1907. The set is designed by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith, and costumes are designed by Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan (Resident Costume Designer at the Metropolitan Opera).
NYTB’s The Nutcracker performances are from December 15-17, 2016 at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC (between Park and Madison Avenues). Performances are Friday, December 15 at 6pm as well as Saturday, December 16 and Sunday December 17 at 11am, 1pm, and 3:30pm. Tickets are $24 for children (12 and under) and $34 for adults, and are available online at www.nytb.org, via Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787, or in person at the Florence Gould Hall box office at (212) 355-6160. For group sales: 212-679-0401 or email [email protected].
ABOUT NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET
With its ever-expanding repertory, New York Theatre Ballet’s cutting-edge programming brings fresh insight to classic revivals, paired with the modern sensibilities of both established and up-and-coming choreographers. Going strong after 38 years, New York Theatre Ballet’s diversity in repertory explores the past while boldly taking risks on the future.
Diana Byer is the founder and Artistic Director of New York Theatre Ballet and Ballet School NY. She is a répétiteur for The Antony Tudor Trust, a member of the Board of Directors of the Dance Notation Bureau, an Education Ambassador for The New York Pops, on the Dance Portal Advisory Board of The Children’s Museum of Manhattan, and on the Selection Committees of The Bessies and Clive Barnes Awards. She has staged the ballets of Antony Tudor for American Ballet Theatre and The Hartt School and the ballets of Agnes de Mille for the Alabama Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. She coached the principals for the Columbia Pictures film, Center Stage.
Keith Michael (choreographer) conceived and choreographed New York Theatre Ballet’s previous production of The Nutcracker (1985-2010) as well as The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies (selected by Lincoln Center Institute for their 2002-2003 touring season), GOOSE!, and L’Histoire du Soldat. His eclectic performance career has included New York Theatre Ballet, The Vanaver Caravan, David Parker and The Bang Group, Elise Long’s Spoke the Hub and The New York Baroque Dance Company, among many others. Mr. Michael has a BFA from Case Western Reserve University, a Certificate in Arts Administration from New York University, has been Production Coordinator for the Dance Division at The Juilliard School since 1997, and has facilitated thousands of performances nationally and internationally, wearing a large variety of production hats. He is also an urban naturalist, leading New York City WILD! birding and nature awareness walks throughout the NYC boroughs, and has published four books of writing and photography: Once Around the Block: A Birder’s Year in the West Village, 1000 Days: World Trade Center Rising, Take Me to the River, and Let’s Go Out! which can be previewed at www.keithmichaelnyc.com.