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New York City Ballet (NYCB)

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Address: Lincoln Center's New York State Theater, 66th St., New York City, NY
Phone Number: 212/870-5570
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Amazing show, superb dancers - especially Amar Ramasar

We saw the Balanchine Black and White - many short episodes with different degrees of abstraction. We really enjoyed it - first and foremost the theatre itself with its impressive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jerusalem, Israel

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw the Balanchine Black and White - many short episodes with different degrees of abstraction. We really enjoyed it - first and foremost the theatre itself with its impressive and elegant architecture. Secondly, but most important, the dancers, in the highest possible level who dance with respect both to the company's history and to the evolution of ballet within... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I had the opportunity to see Harlequinade as well as Opus Jazz last night. I came for Opus Jazz but was more than happy to watch Harlequiande as well. It is not one of my ballets however. It's very in the style of Ballanchine, which is a good thing and a bad thing. Ballanchine revolutionized ballet in the earlier and... More 

Thank Jvalliant
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I am not an expert on ballet at all, so I can't comment on the technical aspects of dance but I was impressed. We were on Swank Lake a I think, I didn't breathe. It was amazing! The theater itself was beautiful, and the employees very helpful and friendly. And what I like the most is "no late" policy. When... More 

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Glen Cove, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

My wife and I attended a performance of Harlequinade which was delightful with lots of colorful characters and teen dancers in supporting roles. It was our first time in the David Koch Theater and we were very impressed. We can't wait to go back.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Orchestra lovely - ballet technically stunning, although we felt that (especially the first movement) lacked a bit of energy / passion - with the exception of some stunning performances (jester). The theatre itself is starting to feel a bit old and it is always disappointing to see about a third of the theatre-goers wearing jeans and sneakers. Champagne (or carbonated,... More 

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Excellent performance of Swan Lake. I was hoping for a curtain call of all the performers. (Including the children) for today's matinee. Everything was very enjoyable. The symphony, the dancers were amazing. Intermission offers beverages and snacks. Souvenirs are available to purchase as well. We had excellent seats that were very affordable. Can't wait to return to NYC for Nutcracker-... More 

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Vonore, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The Lincoln Center is lovely and the dancers phenomenal. We were so impressed with the symphony as well. Tickets are much cheaper than For most Broadway productions and we had better and more comfortable seats. Wish the ballet was performing every time we came to NYC!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Whether you are a first-time tourist or long time subscriber, you will be in for a treat every time you see The New York City Ballet! The dancers are stellar and the repertory is vast including Balanchine, Robbins, Wheeldon, Peck and other new choreographers. This is a world-renowned dance Company, so make sure you include as part of your cultural... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The New York City Ballet is one of the cornerstones of NYC's cultural experiences. If NYCB is in residence when you are visiting NYC, DO NOT MISS!! This ballet company is perfection, of course, and classic, but also innovative and constantly evolving. If you have little ones, bring them to one of the many ballets in which there are some... More 

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

So enjoyed my first ballet at NYCB! The nutcracker was fantastic, hope to visit again soon!Lincoln center is such a beautiful spot and the ballet was magical, wonderful experience!

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