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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts brings Dance Week into our home

New York City Ballet in 'Coppélia'. Photo by Susanne Faulkner Stevens.
New York City Ballet in 'Coppélia'. Photo by Susanne Faulkner Stevens.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) has announced a week devoted to dance from May 30-June 4. Part of Lincoln Center at Home (#LincolnCenterAtHome), the offerings, which will be streamed at lincolncenter.org and on Lincoln Center’s Facebook page, were filmed during more than 40 years of performances on the Lincoln Center Campus by such renowned institutions as Ballet Hispánico, New York City Ballet (NYCB), American Ballet Theatre (ABT), The School of American Ballet (SAB) and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Linda Celeste Sims and Glenn Allen Sims in Alvin Ailey's 'Revelations'. Photo by Whitney Browne.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Linda Celeste Sims and Glenn Allen Sims in Alvin Ailey’s ‘Revelations’. Photo by Whitney Browne.

Some of the broadcasts have not been seen in decades and are being unlocked as Lincoln Center offers gems from its media archives, including landmark New York City Ballet works by George Balanchine, the company’s co-founder, with some dancers in the roles that Balanchine created for them. 

Performances include Ballet Hispánico in CARMEN.maquia and Club Havana; NYCB in A Midsummer Night’s DreamCoppélia and Tribute to Balanchine; ABT at the Metropolitan Opera House; The SAB Virtual Workshop Performance Celebration; and more. 

Dance Week will also include special themed Pop-Up Classrooms. On June 1, Deborah Lohse will lead a “Breaking the Rules with Balanchine” workshop. Juilliard alumna Laura Careless will lead a workshop on creating your own solo project on June 3. And on June 4, Yvonne Winborne will teach a “Dancing Across Genres” workshop, exploring the fusion of genres and styles with dance choreographies. 

American Ballet Theatre in 'Les Sylphides'. Photo by Louis Peres.
American Ballet Theatre in ‘Les Sylphides’. Photo by Louis Peres.

Lincoln Center will also make available some of its most loved Broadway productions for free with Broadway Fridays, beginning on June 5, with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel with the New York Philharmonic. 

Lincoln Center at Home is dedicated to maintaining connections to the arts during the COVID-19 pandemic. A free, one-stop portal to all digital offerings from across the iconic campus, offerings also include Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom and #ConcertsForKids, as well as an array of archival and livestream performances available for free and on demand at lincolncenter.org and on Lincoln Center’s Facebook page

For more information, visit lincolncenter.org/lincoln-center-at-home.

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