All-Star 'Kings of the Dance' to Visit New York in February

Classic Arts News   All-Star 'Kings of the Dance' to Visit New York in February
Kings of the Dance, a newly assembled group of four top male ballet dancers, will perform at New York City Center in February, shortly after debuting at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Southern California.

The group is made up of Angel Corella of American Ballet Theatre, Johan Kobborg of the Royal Ballet, Ethan Stiefel of American Ballet Theatre, and Nikolay Tsiskaridze of the Bolshoi Ballet.

The performances at New York City Center run Feburary 23-26, following performances February 16-19 at OPAC's Segerstrom Hall.

Together, the four will perform a new work by Christopher Wheeldon, and each will perform a new solo by a prominent choreographer: Kobborg will perform Tim Rushton's Afternoon of a Faun, set to the Debussy work; Stiefel will dance Nils Christie's Wavemaker, set to John Adams' music; Tsiskaridze will perform a solo set to music from Bizet's Carmen by Roland Petit; and Corella will perform a new work by Stanton Welch.

In addition, the four will appear in excerpts from such repertoire staples as Petipa's Le Corsaire and Balanchine's Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux. And over the four-night run, each will take a turn performing in Petit's Le Jeune Homme et la Mort opposite Kirov ballerina Diana Vishneva.

Tickets are $35 to $150 and are available at the City Center box office, at 212-581-1212, or via

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