Cheap things to do: Dance experiences
Thu Feb 26 2009
Paul Taylor Dance Company
If you want to know how a dance is put together, snatch PTDC’s $10 cheap seats. For studying choreographic patterns, entrances and exits, they’ll do just fine. New York City Center, 131 W 55th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves (212-581-1212, nycitycenter.org). Through Mar 15.
The New York City Ballet Fourth Ring Society
Join the club for $20 and you’ll be eligible for $15 tickets (two per show) and a place at the preshow First Position Discussions. It’s a close-knit group; expect to make some ballet friends, too. David H. Koch Theater, Columbus Ave at 63rd St (nycballet.com, 212-870-5570)
Dance Theater Workshop
Take a chance on experimental dance for a tenner (if you buy online; it’s $15 at the box office): This weekend, Dean Moss and Yoon Jin Kim explore the connection between blogs and Korean entertainers in Kisaeng becomes you. 219 W 19th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves (212-924-0077, dancetheaterworkshop.org)
One way to take advantage of the Kitchen’s always-low prices is “Think Punk!,” an evening-length program by Karole Armitage that revisits three of her brash ’80s works. 512 W 19th St between Tenth and Eleventh Aves (212-255-5793, thekitchen.org). Mar 4--7, 11--14 at 8pm. $15.
American Ballet Theater For its spring season at the Met, ABT will present the first ballet staged for the company by choreographer Alexei Ratmansky. So here’s a secret for those willing to play hooky in the name of tutus: At Wednesday matinees, tickets start at $19. Metropolitan Opera House, Columbus Ave at 63rd St (abt.org, 212-362-6000). Box office opens Apr 5.
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