Friday, February 18, 2011

The New York City Ballet

Recently, I was lucky enough to go and see Tchaikovsky's 'Swan Lake' as performed by the New York City Ballet at the Lincoln Centre.  It was absolutely brilliant and one of the most amazing performances I have ever seen.  The choreography was beautiful and the dancers were breath-taking.  The large orchestra playing Tchaikovsky was great in itself, and throughout the performance I found my hairs standing on end.  The dances with the swans were my favourite and the final scene was just awe-inspiring. 

Going to the ballet can be expensive, but if you get tickets early you can get seats at the front of the upper circles for about $55, which is cheaper than most Broadway shows.  These are still good seats and you can see the entire stage without obstruction.  Also, if you are on a budget there is a 'Dancers Choice' performance in June which is choreographed and put together by the dancers themselves.  Tickets for this event are only $50 or $25 and the money goes to the NYCB Dancers Emergency Fund.

A night at the New York City Ballet really is a night to remember and whilst living in New York you should definitely take advantage of having one of the world's most talented ballet companies on your doorstep.

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