Bryant Park Picnics: A Night of Ballet
Friday, June 15, 2018
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
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Join us for a master class with American Ballet Theatre’s Cynthia Harvey and conversation with ABT Principal Dancers Sarah Lane and Herman Cornejo, followed by performances by three NYC ballet companies.
Learn ballet moves on the lawn by participating in a one-night-only master class led by Cynthia Harvey, former ABT ballerina and current Artistic Director of ABT’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School. She will be assisted by Richard Toda, ABT Artistic Coordinator of Educational Outreach. No previous experience with ballet is needed, and all fitness levels are welcome. Please register in advance.
Following the master class, ABT Principal Dancers Sarah Lane and Herman Cornejo will share their journeys to the highest ranks of ballet as artist-athletes. To round out the evening, three New York ballet companies perform: CONTINUUM Contemporary/Ballet, Doug Baum & Artists, and Da’ Von Doane & the Artists of the Shift.
This event is part of the Bryant Park Picnics series. Each Picnics evening is free to the public with no dress code, no tickets, and no lines. Over 200 blankets are free to borrow so audience members can spread out and relax while enjoying the performance. Beer and wine are available for purchase, along with food from Hester Street Fair on Friday evenings.
Photo Credit: Adam Jason.