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Event details

  • Thursday | April 13, 2017
  • 7:00 pm
  • David H. Koch Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City

 
The YAGP 2017 Gala marked the first time that Youth America Grand Prix presented a Lifetime Achievement Award. Instituted as part of YAGP’s educational mission to inform and inspire the next generation of young artists, the YAGP Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes legendary figures in dance who have left an indelible mark on the art form. The inaugural recipient of YAGP Lifetime Achievement Award was Mr. Bruce Marks, a legendary American dancer, Artistic Director and Educator – who also celebrated his 80th birthday the same year. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Mr. Marks on stage during the Gala by Ms. Nina Ananiashvili, Bolshoi Ballet and American Ballet Theatre Principal, who currently serves at the Artistic Director of the State Ballet of Georgia.
 

 
  YAGP 2017 GALA: “STARS OF TODAY MEET THE STARS OF TOMORROW”  
  David H. Koch Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City  
  Thursday, April 13, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.  
     
  ACT I: STARS OF TOMORROW
             
             
  VARIATION FROM TALISMAN   Brady Farrar      
             
             
  ROOM   Linyue Zhao      
             
             
  PDD FROM COPPELIA (CODA)   Avery Gay      
      Antonio Casalinho      
             
             
  EXISTENCE   Classical Dance Academy      
             
             
  VARIATION FROM SWAN LAKE   Takumi Miyake      
             
             
  SWAN   Jan Spunda      
             
             
  VARIATION FROM RAYMONDA   Chloe Misseldine      
             
             
  TERRA   Diogo De Oliveira      
             
             
  ESMERALDA VARIATION   Madison Penney      
             
             
  LACRYMOSA   Luciano Perotto      
             
             
  VARIATION FROM DON QUIXOTE   Taro Kurachi      
             
             
  BRUCE MARKS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD          
             
             
  GRAND DEFILE          
             
             
  INTERMISSION – 15 minutes      
             
             
  ACT II: STARS OF TODAY
             
             
  “HEAVEN’S BALLET” PAS DE DEUX FROM CAROUSEL   Tiler Peck   New York City Ballet  
  Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon   Zachary Catazaro*   New York City Ballet  
  Music: Richard Rodgers          
             
             
  BESAME MUCHO   Brittany O’Connor   World ballroom champions  
  Choreography: Paul Barris and Brittany O’Connor   Paul Barris   World ballroom champions  
  Music: Consuelo Velasquez, arr. Delaney Harter and Will Healy          
  Performed by: Delaney Harter, violin. Will Healy, piano          
  Original costume idea – Josie Walsh and Ballet Red          
             
             
  TOUS LES JOURS II   James Whiteside   American Ballet Theatre  
  Choreography: Marcelo Gomes          
  Music: Karen LeFrak          
  Performed by: Jorge Viladoms and Siyumeng Wang, piano          
             
             
  SPRING WATERS   Skylar Brandt*   American Ballet Theatre  
  Choreography: Asaf Messerer   Gabe Stone Shayer*   American Ballet Theatre  
  Music: Sergei Rachmaninoff          
             
             
  WHITE SWAN PAS DE DEUX FROM SWAN LAKE   Svetlana Lunkina   National Ballet of Canada  
  US PREMIERE   Evan McKie   National Ballet of Canada  
  Choreography: David Dawson          
  Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky          
             
             
  CAUGHT   Ian Spring   Parsons Dance  
  Choreography: David Parsons          
  Music: Robert Fripp          
             
             
  LIGHT RAIN   Lucia Lacarra   Bavarian State Ballet  
  Choreography: Gerald Arpino   Marlon Dino   Bavarian State Ballet  
  Music: Light Rain          
             
             
  PAS DE DEUX FROM LE CORSAIRE   Tamara Rojo   English National Ballet  
  Choreography: Marius Petipa   Cesar Corrales*   English National Ballet  
  Music: Cesare Pugni          
             
             
  * indicates YAGP alumni