Please join us for The Body and Beckett by Lisa Dwan Lisa Dwan (CBA ’17) will explore the relationship between body and identity in the works of Samuel Beckett in this talk presented by NYU’s Center for Ballet and the Arts. Drawing on her extensive experience with performing Beckett’s works, Dwan will highlight the role […]

In collaboration with NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, James Sewell Ballet presents the world premiere of a ballet inspired by Frederick Wiseman’s groundbreaking and controversial 1967 documentary, Titicut Follies. The collaboration began as Wiseman’s fellowship project at the Center in Fall 2014. Read more about Wiseman’s and Sewell’s working process in Michael Cooper’s New York Times piece. […]

The Center for Ballet and the Arts presents Song and Dance Lincoln Kirstein Lecture featuring Ian Bostridge Sponsored by the American Express Foundation Tuesday, December 6 6pm Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center 129 West 67th Street The Lincoln Kirstein Lecture is an annual lecture sponsored by the Center for Ballet and the Arts in […]

The Center for Ballet and the Arts co-presents with the NYU Center for the Humanities Great New Books in the Humanities: The Singing Turk  Featuring: Larry Wolff Silver Professor of History, Director, Center for European and Mediterranean Studies, NYU Leslie Peirce Silver Professor of History, NYU Michael Beckerman Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of Music, NYU Wednesday, November […]

The Center for Ballet and the Arts co-presents with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy as part of Festival Albertine 2016 Race, Equity, and Otherness in Ballet and Society Curated and introduced by Ta-Nehisi Coates Featuring Virginia Johnson, Jennifer Homans and Benjamin Millepied Made possible by support from Michele and Timothy Barakett, and Cheryl and Blair […]

Co-presented by the Center for Ballet and the Arts and BAM Monday, October 24 7pm Emmy-Award winning actor Paul Giamatti performs a reading of excerpts from Vaslav Nijinsky’s diaries, chronicling his profound alienation and descent into madness, as performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov in Letter to a Man, directed by Robert Wilson as part of BAM’s […]

The Center for Ballet and the Arts presents Ballet and Tap Dancing: Oil and Water? the History of Attempts to Mix Ballet and Tap a Talk on Ballet featuring Brian Seibert Monday, May 9 6pm 16 Cooper Square On May 9, 2016, we invite you to hear Brian Seibert, NY Times dance critic and the author of […]

The Center for Ballet and the Arts presents Open Class with Alonzo King On March 31, 2016, we invite you to watch an Open Class where Alonzo King, Founder and Artistic Director of LINES Ballet, will teach a LINES Company Class. Thursday, March 31 – 6pm The Joan Weill Center for Dance, Studio 5A & 5B 405 […]