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Ballerina Natalia Osipova has garnered fans worldwide with her effervescence, virtuosity, and captivating presence in performances with The Royal Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, among others. She has made lead roles such as Giselle and Juliet into iconic achievements of today's ballet world. In Pure Dance, Osipova offers a handpicked program—from classical to contemporary—which displays her range and depth.
The Russian star reunites with special guest ABT principal David Hallberg, with whom she has shared a fabled stage partnership. The pair exhibits their sublime chemistry in a piece created for them by Alexei Ratmansky, one of today's preeminent choreographers, and in the duet from The Leaves Are Fading by Antony Tudor. In Six Years Later, choreographed by Israeli Roy Assaf, noted for his earthy, sensuous movement, Osipova is joined by renowned contemporary dancer Jason Kittelberger (Cedar Lake, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Eastman). She also pairs with Jonathan Goddard (Richard Alston, Scottish Dance Theatre) in a commissioned premiere by Spain’s Iván Pérez, who creates expressionistic dances full of experimentation.
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Program to include US Premieres by Alexei Ratmansky, Iván Pérez, and Yuka Oishi; works by Anthony Tudor and Roy Assaf; and more to be announced.
Learn about all the extraordinary programming and ancillary events we have lined up for our 75th Anniversary Season.
75th Anniversary Season Sponsors
Stacey and Eric Mindich
Support for this production is provided by
The Ted and Mary Jo Shen Charitable Gift Fund
Leadership Support for Dance at New York City Center
The Monument Trust supports co-productions and new commissions at Sadler’s Wells
Top Photo By Johan Persson