'Stars of the 21st Century' Ballet Gala Comes to New York

Classic Arts News   'Stars of the 21st Century' Ballet Gala Comes to New York
The annual ballet gala "Stars of the 21st Centrury" returns to the New York State Theater tonight.

The gala, created by Solomon Tencer and his wife, Nadia Neselova Tencer, has been presented since 1996 in New York, Paris, Cannes, and Toronto.

The evening will include performances by Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky of American Ballet Theatre; Svetlana Lunkina and Sergei Filin of the Bolshoi Ballet; Desmond Richardson of Complexions Contemporary Ballet; Andrian Fadeyev of the Kirov Ballet; Lucia Lacarra and Cyril Pierre of Munich Ballet; Sofiane Sylve of New York City Ballet; and Mathilde Froustey and Emmanuel Thibault of Paris Opera Ballet.

In addition to the procession of ballet stars, the performance will include an appearance by Pilar Alvarez and Claudio Hoffmann of Tango Metropolis Argentina.

Repertoire includes dances by George Balanchine, Twyla Tharp, Pierre Lacotte, John Neumeier, Jerome Robbins, Dwight Rhoden, and others.

Tickets are $20-$150, and are available by calling 212-721-6500 or visiting the State Theater box office. For more information, visit www.starsofthe21stcentury.com.

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