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Join dancers of The New York Baroque Dance Company directed by Catherine Turocy and a canary torsi (directed by Yanira Castro) as we gambol through the pavan, canary, minuet and a Playford country dance. 

Journey from the Early Baroque period to the present/future with a rare glimpse into the creative process of Yanira Castro, contemporary choreographer. The 75 minute program will begin with a pavan danced by all present as dancers and audience process around the hall. Allow us to illuminate the riches of our dance legacy as we alternate demonstrations of reconstructed dances with teaching members of the audience passages from these court dances (introductory level). Taking a leap into the future, Yanira Castro will talk about her focus on the canary as a catalyst for her new work, Court/Garden, to be premiered in the fall of 2014. Her dancers will demonstrate passages from this work-in-progress. Our ball will close with one of Playford’s dances from The English Dancing Master taught by Niel Vincent de Marino.

The audience is encouraged to attend in historical costumes, but this is not mandatory.

Date/Time: The program is offered twice on Saturday, November 16th, first ball beginning at 7:30pm and the second ball beginning at 9pm.

Location: Buttenwieser Hall at the 92nd Street Y on Lexington and East 92nd Street

Ticket Price: $15 advanced purchase online and $20 at the door. 
Tickets may be purchased online, by phone (212.415.5500) or in person at 92Y box office.


Having a Ball! is co-presented by the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center and The New York Baroque Dance Company.

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