NYC – Joyce Theater Foundation (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is proud
to announce the American premiere of the Sadler’s Wells London/Sylvie Guillem production of 6000 miles away, a mixed program devised and performed by internationally acclaimed dancer Sylvie Guillem, to be presented at The David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, April 4, 5, & 7, 2012.
Performances 6000 miles away are Wednesday, April 4 at 7pm; Thursday, April 5 at 8pm; and Saturday, April 7 at 8pm. Tickets, ranging in price from $26-$110, can be purchased through www.DavidHKochTheater.com/events or by calling (212)-496-0600. Please note: prices are subject to change.
Widely recognized as one of the world’s greatest dancers, Ms. Guillem stars in this new evening featuring the work by three of today’s most important choreographers: Mats Ek, William Forsythe and Jiří Kylián. 6000 miles away, a reference to last spring’s devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, features iconic dance-maker William Forsythe’s new duet, Rearray, for Ms. Guillem and Teatro alla Scala Ballet étoile Massimo Murru. Acclaimed Swedish choreographer Mats Ek will contribute a solo, Bye, for Guillem, set to Beethoven’s last piano sonata. Completing the evening is a duet from Kylián’s work 27’52,” performed by dancers handpicked by him.
The Joyce Theater Foundation’s 2012 Spring Gala will be held at 7:00 PM on the night of the American premiere performance, Wednesday, April 4, 2012. The Gala will include the performance of 6000 miles away, followed immediately post-performance by a Gala dinner and dancing on the Promenade of the David H. Koch Theater. Gala tickets can be arranged through www.Joyce.org or by calling (646) 467-8556.
Linda Shelton, Executive Director of The Joyce Theater Foundation, said, “Ms. Guillem is one of the world’s most renowned dancers, and has hardly ever been seen in performance on our shores. She sprang to fame when Rudolf Nureyev nominated her ‘Étoile’ of the Paris Opera & Ballet at the tender age of 19 and she went on to be his muse and enjoy a stellar international career with the Paris Opera Ballet, and then the Royal Ballet in London. More recently, she has joined Sadler’s Wells London as an Associate Artist, where she has caused a sensation. The Joyce Theater is delighted to present the American premiere performances of this iconic new work.”
Mark Heiser, Managing Director of the David H. Koch Theater said, “We are grateful that The Joyce Theater has created a rare opportunity to have Ms. Guillem grace the stage of the David H. Koch Theater.”
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