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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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A Gorgeous Tradition that I Consider a Must!

My mother, sister, and I saw George Balanchine's The Nutcracker and it was, hands down, the most awesome thing we did during our trip to New York City. Gorgeous dancing, beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My mother, sister, and I saw George Balanchine's The Nutcracker and it was, hands down, the most awesome thing we did during our trip to New York City. Gorgeous dancing, beautiful sets, stunning music, and all set in one of the most brillant venues in New York City, Lincoln Center! This show is worth every single penny and then some!... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We went for the Family Saturday program, which we thoroughly enjoyed. DD loved participating. The MC was well spoken and friendly. The activites were fun. The dances illustrated the talking points well. We came back in the afternoon for Bournonville Divertissements and La Sylphide. Let's not beat around the bush. Bournonville Divertissements was boring and my least preferred type of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The performances of The Goldberg Variations and West Side Story Suite (All Robins) were outstanding; high quality dancing and music. The tickets are not as expensive as the Broadway shows. This is our first experience with the New York City Ballet and we definitely will come back for more.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We are not experts so please know this before you read this review. This is three different performances. The first is more classical ballet. The second was with a soprano singer, and the third was a jazz performance. We enjoyed viewing the different mediums for ballet and while each was not our favorite, they were each fun to see.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Tickets are much cheaper in comparison to Sydney so I took advantage of the opportunity to see a Triple Bill of modern ballets . The theatre, dancing and orchestra were superb. The audience is very appreciative of their efforts with several curtain calls. Very easy to access from the subway line 1. Worth walking around the Lincoln Centre complex beforehand... More 

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Plano, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We attended La Sylphide with my 10 year old ballet dancer during our trip to New York and fulfilled a dream to see the real NYC ballet dancers. The only thing that would have made it better would have been to actually get to meet a ballerina. The performance was really really beautiful. La Sylphide had a beautiful set and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Got a treat from my in-laws to go see the ballet at Lincoln Center. Wife went in while I parked the car. Arrived five minutes later and was told that I could not go in to see the ballet because it had begun and there would be no more seating until the intermission. The were only two ballets scheduled so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

my husband and i are not dancers. we love the show "so you think you can dance". I thought maybe it will be a great idea watching this show at valentine's day. Well, the theater is beautiful. We were sitting at the second ring and the view was wonderful. The orchestra music was so so and the show was so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The New York City Ballet is among the best in the US. The choreography is superb and the dancers are brilliant. The company performs in the recently renovated David Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. The theater features a lovely atrium filled with fabulous sculptures. That alone makes the visit worthwhile. We just saw a performance of Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet."... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The New York City Ballet (NYCB) is easily one of the best in America and considered by many to be amongst the world's top ballet companies. You can watch them perform at the Lincoln Centre on 66th street in the Upper West Side of NYC. We watched their production of the Nutcracker this past Christmas and very much enjoyed both... More 

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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