Ballet Next at The Joyce Theater
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After last season's sold out gala performance, Ballet Next?the new classical ballet company founded by former American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet luminaries Michele Wiles and Charles Askegard?returns to The Joyce for its first week-long run. The acclaimed dancers perform two programs that feature classical works by Petipa and Balanchine and highly-anticipated contemporary premieres by choreographers Margo Sappington and Brian Reeder. Another highlight is Ballet Next's original work La Follia, created by Italian choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti, with performances by renowned dancers from major companies, including New York City Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. The Ballet Next Ensemble will accompany the dancers with live music led by acclaimed Israeli cellist Elad Kabilio. Company website: http://www.balletnext.com/ performance schedule Tue-Wed 7:30pm; Thu-Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8pm; Sun 2pm & 7:30pm Opening Night Benefit: Tue, Oct 23 For benefit tickets, call 212-203-0409 Dance Chat: Wed, Oct 24 ticket price Tickets start at $10! (Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.)