405 W. 55th St.
Hell's Kitchen, NY 10019
Description: Ballet NY presents its 2012 season, including the world premiere of "Trois Mouvements" by artistic director Medhi Bahiriand and the company premiere of emerging choreographer John-Mark Owen's "Triptych," from Aug. 9-11, 2012 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 W. 55th St. Tickets available at smarttix.com or 212-868-4444. "Trois Mouvements," a ballet for seven dancers (four women and three men), is set to the Concerto/Konzert Op. IX N?2 for Oboe and Orchestra by Tomaso Albinoni. "Triptych" is set to music by H. F. Biber and Sergei Rachmaninoff. The program will also include a work-in-progress presentation of "In the Garden of Souls," choreographed by Mr. Bahiri to music recorded by Azam Ali (vocal) and Greg Ellis (percussion) of the group Vas and a mixture of Middle Eastern, Indian, and Far Eastern compositions. An encore of Agnes DeMille's duet from "The Other" will also be on the program. Dancers include Amy Brandt, Kelsey Coventry, Michael Eaton, Fidel Garcia, Katie Gibson, Jennifer Goodman, Jason Jordan, Luke Manley, and Nadezhda Vostrikov. Founded in 1997 by former New York City Ballet principal ballerina Judith Fugate and international guest artist Medhi Bahiri, Ballet NY is a company of accomplished principal and soloist dancers, whose mission is to offer emerging choreographers the opportunity to create new works for those dancers. The company is committed to keeping ticket prices affordable in an effort to attract, cultivate, and educate new audiences for dance. The company has performed in New York City at The Joyce Theater, Symphony Space, Marymount Manhattan College, The Miller Theater, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, around the country and in Mexico and Canada. For more information, visit balletny.org.
Medhi Bahiri (co-artistic director, Ballet NY) brings a wide and diverse background in dance to his position. He was principal dancer with Ballet West and Boston Ballet, and a member of Maurice Bejart's Twentieth Century Ballet. As principal guest artist, he has appeared with Ballet National de Mexico, Ballet de Santiago, Chile, Universal Ballet of Korea, Ballet du Louvre, Tulsa Ballet, and Ballet Philippines. Touring in the United States and Europe, his partners have included: Cynthia Gregory, Ann Marie DeAngelo, Valentina Kozlova, Cheryl Yeager, Evelyn Cisneros, Marie-Christine Mouis, Christine Spizzo, Christina Fagundes and Laura Young, among others. Mr. Bahiri won the First Prize of the Prix de Lausanne dance competition, and was recognized for his outstanding artistic achievement and original style at the International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria. As a non-competitor, he was distinguished as Best Partner at the Jackson and Tokyo ballet competitions.