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New York Theatre Ballet to Perform at New York Live Arts Feb. 24-27

By Shane Jordan s.jordan@classicalite.com on Feb 09, 2016 05:54 PM EST

The prestigious New York Theatre Ballet will perform at New York Live Arts, located at 219 W. 19th Street, from February 24-27, 2016. New York Theatre Ballet will present three ballets in the unforgettable evening including an untitled World Premiere set to Philip Glass' Piano Etudes choreographed by Steven Melendez and Zhong-Jing Fang, featuring the NYU Steel Drum Ensemble led by Jonathan Haas, Director of NYU Percussion Program. The company will also revive Jerome Robbins' Antique Epigraphs, staged by Kyra Nichols to Debussy's 6 épigraphes antiques, and Richard Alston's Such Longing to Mazurkas by Frédéric Chopin.

According to the press release touting the New York Theatre Ballet's New York Live Arts residency this month, Melendez and Fang's untitled World Premiere piece is guaranteed to leave the audience with a wholly unique experience they won't soon forget:

"Melendez and Fang's untitled World Premiere piece centers around the Individual, exploring one's unique experiences and feelings. Each audience member will find a reflection of them self and walk away with something different."

Steven Melendez is a faculty member of Ballet School New York and also holds an annual summer workshop in Nagoya, Japan. In 2015 Steven celebrated his 15th season with New York Theatre Ballet performing world premieres in works by Pam Tanowitz and Nicolo Fonte and a U.S. premiere of Richard Alston's Such Longing. He is a frequent guest artist at the Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica and Ballet Palm Beach.

Zhong-Jing Fang was born in Shanghai, China, and received her early training at the Shanghai Ballet School where she trained for seven years. In June 2001, Fang won First Prize in the Junior Division of the Helsinki International Ballet Competition. Most recently, she won first place in the Junior Division of the Shanghai International Ballet Competition.

Tickets start at $15, and are available online at New York Live Arts' official website or by calling their box office at (212) 691-6500, or by visiting the box office, Monday-Saturday 1pm to 9pm and Sunday 1pm to 8pm.

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TagsNew York Theatre Ballet, New York Live Arts, February, Philip Glass, Steven Melendez, Zhong-Jing Fang

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