Unfortunately, thanks to the pandemic, the spring season of the New York City Ballet won’t have a live audience. That doesn’t mean you can’t still catch a performance, though! Starting this month, the NYCB will be offering online viewing options.
The digital season will run Feb. 23-March 18, with weekly performances featuring the choreography of George Balanchine. You can stream the performances Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST on both the company’s YouTube channel and website. Even better, they’ll be free to view for a week following their initial air date.
And the fun doesn’t end there! A world premiere ballet from choreographer Kyle Abraham will stream for two weeks beginning April 8. Then, on May 5, as part of the NYCB’s gala, a work created by Justin Peck, the company’s resident choreography and artistic advisor, will debut, featuring a performance for Anthony Huxley, a principal dancer.
The ballet is also hosting some special educational programs this spring. On Mondays, you can catch new episodes of City Ballet The Podcast, on which the past and present of the company will be discussed. Interactive, educational Zoom courses will also be available at 6:30 p.m. EST, for a suggested donation of $8-$15.
On Wednesdays, the ballet will host “Signature Steps” Zoom dance courses with trained dancers for $30. On Thursdays, there will be free access workshops that offer choreography tips and warm-ups for the disabled.
If you or your kids love to dance and want to experience the New York City Ballet’s spring season, you can check out the entire schedule of events and how to attend on the company’s website.
[Via Travel and Leisure]