The 2018 Harkness Dance Festival Exhibition
Balanchine: The Eternal Present
New York City Ballet
Photographs from over 40 years
By Paul Kolnik
Credit: George Balanchine rehearsing Stephanie Saland in Apollo; Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust; BALANCHINE is a Trademark of The George Balanchine Trust.
On View: February 21 - May 8, 2018
Since 1935, 92Y’s Harkness Dance Center has been a historic home of modern dance, nurturing the talents of such pioneers as Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey and Merce Cunningham. In the tradition of these trailblazers, we pride ourselves on carrying forward the art of dance in our educational and performance programs.
Each year we present the Harkness Dance Festival – five weeks of performances with today’s innovators and history makers of dance. The 2018 festival, which runs February 23 to March 24, features a varied spectrum of artists and works, from revivals of classics to world premieres, and reflects the reputation of 92Y’s Harkness Dance Center as the place not only where modern dance was born … but where it’s all heading.
We’re so pleased to present Paul Kolnik’s stunning photographs as part of this year’s festival. For more than 40 years, he has had an extraordinary window into the world of the New York City Ballet and the astonishing dancers who have worked with the company over the years. These images truly capture the exalting spirit of these artists and specifically the “Eternal Present” of Mr. Balanchine’s legacy.
— Christine Chen, Director of Dance and Adult Programming
This event and the exhibition is supported by Producers Circle members Meryl Rosofsky and Stuart H. Coleman.
The Milton J. Weill Art Gallery is open to patrons of Kaufmann Concert Hall during regularly scheduled events. In addition, special viewing hours can be arranged. To inquire about an appointment, please email.