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  • Thursday | April 16, 2015
  • 6:30 pm

STARS OF TODAY MEET THE STARS OF TOMORROW GALA
Thursday, April 16, 2015, at 6:30 p.m.
David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center

 

Tickets for the performance only may be purchased online through the David H. Koch Theater.
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ADDITIONAL TICKETS WILL BE RELEASED CLOSER TO PERFORMANCE DATE

 

The 2015 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 2015 YAGP finalists in the audition process for scholarships (Stars of Tomorrow). The evening will feature the world premiere of Minuet in D Minor with choreography by Emery LeCrone, in addition to the New York premiere of Windy Sand with choreography by Alexei Kremnev, featuring an original score by Karen LeFrak and costumes designed by B Michael. Don’t miss this spectacular evening of dance! Following the performance, dancers, Artistic Directors, and guests will enjoy dinner and dancing at the Celebration on the Promenade of the David H. Koch Theater.

For more information about the ticketed Gala Dinner, contact: Lila Ziegler, Development Associate at 646.791.9500 or lziegler@yagp.org.

As the premier dance service organization, YAGP hosts an annual benefit performance every Spring in New York City, to raise funds in support of young dancers. 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 Galas have featured rare appearances by artists, including:

Polina Semionova (Berlin State Opera Ballet)
Denis Matvienko (The Mariinksy Ballet)
Natalia Osipova (Mikhailovsky Theatre St. Petersburg)
Ivan Vasiliev (Mikhailovsky Theatre St. Petersburg)

YAGP has also presented a number of dancers’ final appearances in New York, including:

Manuel Legris (Etoile Dancer of the Paris Opera Ballet)
Nikolai Tsiskaridze (Bolshoi Ballet)
Darcey Bussell (The Royal Ballet)

YAGP’s now widely acclaimed educational Gala series, “Legends In Dance”:

In 2012 featured Ballerina Assoluta, Natalia Makarova
In 2010 celebrated the career of Vladimir Vasiliev
In 2009 paid tribute to the renowned ballet teacher, Peter Pestov

YAGP established the Emerging Choreographer Series, to provide an opportunity for up-and-coming choreographers to present their work to an international dance community, on a prestigious stage. The choreographers showcased in the series have recently included:

Marcelo Gomes
Adam Hougland
Camille A. Brown
Susan Jaffe
Justin Peck

Benjamin Millepied, Christopher Wheeldon and Edwaard Liang have also created works for YAGP Galas.

     
  YAGP 2015 GALA: “STARS OF TODAY MEET THE STARS OF TOMORROW”  
  DAVID H. KOCH THEATER AT LINCOLN CENTER  
  THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015, AT 6:30 P.M.  
     
     
  ACT I: “STARS OF TOMORROW”  
           
           
  PERFORMANCES BY THE FINAL PARTICIPANTS THE WINNERS OF THE YOUTH AMERICA GRAND  
      PRIX 2015 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT BALLET  
      SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION  
           
           
     
  Intermission  
     
  ACT II: “STARS OF TODAY”  
           
           
  ESPAÑA CAÑI  
  NEW YORK PREMIERE  
  Choreography: Donnie Burns DENYS DROZDYUK World Ballroom Champion  
    Gaynor Fairweather ANTONINA SKOBINA World Ballroom Champion  
  Music: Pascual Marquina Narro      
           
           
           
  WINDY SAND  
  WORLD PREMIERE  
  Choreography: Alexei Kremnev DANCERS Joffrey Studio Company  
  Music: Karen LeFrak      
  Performed by: Vassily Primakov      
  Costumes: B. Michael      
           
           
           
  DOUBLE POLKA  
  WORLD PREMIERE  
  Choreography: Anton Pimonov CALVIN ROYAL III* American Ballet Theatre  
    2015 YAGP Emerging Choreographer KRISTINA SHAPRAN Mariinsky Ballet  
  Music: Bedřich Smetana      
           
           
           
  PAS DE DEUX FROM LE CORSAIRE  
           
  Choreography: Marius Petipa ISABELLA BOYLSTON* American Ballet Theatre  
  Music: Adolphe Adam KIMIN KIM* New York Professional Debut  
        Mariinsky Ballet  
           
           
           
  MENUET FROM STRING QUARTET NO. 15  
  WORLD PREMIERE  
  Choreography: Emery LeCrone TERESA REICHLEN New York City Ballet  
  Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ZACHARY CATAZARO* New York City Ballet  
  Performed by: Members of The Toomai String Quintet      
  Costumes: B. Michael      
           
           
           
  VERANO PORTEÑO  
  NEW YORK PREMIERE  
  Choreography: Mauricio Wainrot PALOMA HERRERA American Ballet Theatre  
  Music: Astor Piazzolla JUAN PABLO LEDO Teatro Colón  
  Arr: Leonid Desyatnikov      
           
           
           
  BALLET 101  
           
  Choreography: Eric Gauthier XANDER PARISH Mariinsky Ballet  
  Music: spoken word      
           
           
           
  PAS DE DEUX FROM QUALIA  
  NEW YORK PREMIERE  
  Choreography: Wayne McGregor MELISSA HAMILTON* New York Professional Debut  
  Music: Gabriel Yared ERIC UNDERWOOD The Royal Ballet  
           
           
           
  PAS DE DEUX FROM LE CORSAIRE  
           
  Choreography: Marius Petipa ISABELLA BOYLSTON* American Ballet Theatre  
  Music: Adolphe Adam KIMIN KIM* Mariinsky Ballet  
        New York Professional Debut  
           
           
           
* indicates YAGP alumni