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Event details

  • Thursday | April 28, 2016 to Friday | April 29, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 29, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.
Howard Gilman Opera House, Brooklyn Academy of Music

The 2016 Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow Gala will feature a night of thrilling performances by leading dancers from the world’s most prominent companies (Stars of Today—many of whom are YAGP alumni) alongside 2016 YAGP finalists in the audition process for scholarships (Stars of Tomorrow).

The annually sold-out YAGP Gala performances serve as the organization’s largest fundraising effort, and offer a platform to highlight the rising stars of tomorrow, on par with more established dancers and world-renowned stars, in rare New York appearances. The YAGP Gala also provides audiences the opportunity to see innovative, world-premiere choreography, created especially for the occasion.

 

     
  YAGP 2016 GALA: “STARS OF TODAY MEET THE STARS OF TOMORROW”  
  HOWARD GILMAN OPERA HOUSE, BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC  
  Thursday, April 28, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.  
  Friday, April 29, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.  
     
  ACT I: “STARS OF TOMORROW”  
           
           
           
  Capriccio No. 5  
     
  Composer: Niccolo Paganini ELIZABETH AOKI Violin  
        Juilliard Pre-College division  
           
           
           
  PERFORMANCES BY THE FINAL PARTICIPANTS  
  The Winners Of The Youth America Grand Prix 2016 International Student Ballet Scholarship Competition  
           
           
           
  BLUSHING  
  NEW YORK PREMIERE  
  Choreography: Peter Quanz REBECCA KING* Finnish National Ballet  
  Music: Bryce Anders AMAR RAMASAR New York City Ballet  
           
           
     
  Intermission  
     
  ACT II: “STARS OF TODAY”  
           
           
           
  INVOCATION  
  WORLD PREMIERE  
  Choreography: Josie Walsh STELLA ABRERA American Ballet Theatre  
  Music: Hans Zimmer ALEX LAYA    
    James Newton Howard JOEL FRIDMAN-ROJAS    
      LAMONTE GOODE    
      ILLJAZ JUSUFI    
      WINDU SAYLES    
      ROBERT LOPEZ    
           
           
           
  TARANTELLA  
     
  Choreography: George Balanchine MICHAELA DEPRINCE*    
    © The George Balanchine Trust EDv Ocx ≤ WIJNEN* Dutch National Ballet  
  Music: Louis Moreau Gottschalk   New York Professional Debut  
           
           
           
           
  FIREBREATHER  
  US PREMIERE  
  Choreography: Katarzyna Kozielska DANIEL CAMARGO* Stuttgart Ballet  
  Music: Ludovico Einaudi   New York Professional Debut  
           
           
           
           
           
  PAS DE DEUX FROM LA ESMERALDA  
     
  Choreography: Jules Perrot HANNAH O’NEILL* New York Professional Debut  
  Music: Cesare Pugni HUGO MARCHAND Paris Opera Ballet  
        New York Professional Debut  
           
           
           
           
  BLUE SHADOW  
  NEW YORK PREMIERE  
  Choreography: David Middendorper RACHEL KIVLIGHAN* Orlando Ballet II  
  Music: Radiohead NICK MISHOE Blue Journey  
           
           
           
           
           
  PAS DE DEUX FROM MARCO SPADA  
     
  Choreography: Pierre Lacotte EKATERINA KRYSANOVA Bolshoi Ballet  
  Music: Daniel Francois Esprit Auber ARTEM OVCHARENKO Bolshoi Ballet  
           
           
           
           
           
  DIANA AND ACTEON  
     
  Choreography: Marius Petipa SARAH LANE American Ballet Theatre  
  Music: Cesare Pugni DANIEL CAMARGO Stuttgart Ballet  
           
           
           
           
           
* indicates YAGP alumni