Following a highly successful and critically acclaimed season at
the Joyce Theater, Ballet Next, the company founded by Michele
Wiles and Charles Askegard, is pleased to present two
new works by choreographers Katarzyna Kolzielska (Stuttgart Ballet)
and Tobin Eason. The evening’s program also includes
Askegard’s Stravinsky Divertimento and Brian Reeder’s
Picnic. Original set designs by Eason accompany
Picnic and his new work, Mea Culpa. All
performances are set to live music led by Ballet Next music
director and cellist Elad Kabilio.
The engagement is a unique partnership between the Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA and Ballet Next, with the goal of promoting arts, fitness, and education to young people by building lasting relationships in the community.
In addition to Wiles and Askegard, the dancers performing include Misty Copeland and Alex Hamoudi from American Ballet Theatre, Georgina Pazcoguin from New York City Ballet, and Jens Weber from Morphoses. Ballet Next soloists Lily Nicole Balogh, Kristie Latham, and Tiffany Mangulabnan will also perform.
For more information, visit balletnext.com.
This rental event is presented by Ballet Next & The Bed Stuy Y. Regular BAM house and ticketing policies may not apply.
$100 ticket for April 17 includes premium seating and a private reception backstage following the performance.
$100 ticket for April 18 includes premium seating and entrance to private reception in the lobby with Ballet Next and the Bed Stuy Y following the performance.