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New York City Ballet (NYCB)

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Upper West Side
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Address: 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts complex, New York City, NY 10023
Phone Number: +1 212-496-0600

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Modern, relevant and a great venue - go during a gala event

Fall fashion gala opening took five new dances and added a designer twist. Each dance was introduced with a short film explaining how the choreographer and a fashion designer of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fall fashion gala opening took five new dances and added a designer twist. Each dance was introduced with a short film explaining how the choreographer and a fashion designer of his/her choice created the costumes, and then the dancers came on stage -- in the costumes. Attending one of these gala events is great. You don't need to spend an... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The opening ballet, Gatherings, was overly long and the choice of Chopin music forgettable. The dancing was superb though. The Firebird ballet was excellent and dazzling. The costumes were gorgeous and the dancers were excellent. The orchestra was also terrific. The whole interpretation of the story and Stravinsky's wonderful music was divine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent dance theater venue. We were enthralled by the choreography and dancers performing to Dance Pieces by Phillip Glass. Also, the same evening Thou Swell by Richard Rogers. Fabulous!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Those visiting Manhattan in the Fall should make the NYCBallet apart of their agenda. For the last five years, the organization has paired contemporary choreographers with fashion designers to create unique preformances for the fall season. Lincoln Center's David Koch theather is a vision in architecture. Though a chilly night outside the venue, the excitement for the show kept all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended with a friend visiting from out of state. She was not sure she wanted to see ballet (would she like it, be bored, fall asleep). It was delightful. The venue is beautiful (including a changing art exhibition area), the dancers clearly world class. We had a bonus of an educational talk by directorial staff. super bonus!

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NYC_Ballet, Director of Sales at New York City Ballet (NYCB), responded to this review

Hi tressed, Thank you very much for your kind review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the performance and that you consider our dancers to be world-class. Thank you very much for taking your out-of-town visitor to see us and it is wonderful to hear that you both found it to be delightful. Kind regards, New York City... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Had a nice time at the ballet. Not my thing but it was really good. My wife loves it so it was well worth it. Very talented people, saw swan lake. I can appreciate the skill level of the performers. Very professional and a fantastic venue, great for a fancy nice out. Treat your wife! Happy wife.....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

Amazing talent. We came to New York for Christmas and the Nutcracker was first on my daughters' list of things to do.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

If you love the ballet then this is where you need to go if you are in New York. The theatre is beautiful and the dancers are second to none. You can pre-order anything you want from the concession for intermissions. The staff are great at pointing you in the right direction or answering any questions you have.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

I'm probably not your typical ballet fan, but I've become a ballet fan & NYCB is my favorite. It'd be very hard to not have a great evening with your date. The Theatre is beautiful. The costumes & sets are great. The repertoire is expansive. The dancers are unbelievable. And the orchestra is extraordinary. If any one of those things... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

We dressed fancy-casual and did not feel out of place. Staff very friendly, knowledgable and welcoming. Drinks at the bar are exorbitant (as expected, really!) but views from balcony overlooking Lincoln Centre fountain and courtyard are priceless. I doubt there's a bad seat in the house (which were also very comfy!) and the sound quality was extraordinary. Costumes, sets and... More 

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